Not giving up can sometimes be so hard. With so many uncertainties what your outcome will be, we do question ourselves if it’s worth the struggle, right?
Not Giving Up – Passing along a message that I keep
I have to thank my Dad for this piece of advice that he had given me when I was a little girl. He told me to never ever give up. I keep this in my mind at all times, especially when I am losing confidence in the things I am doing and the option to walk away seems like the easiest. So now, I am passing on the same message. Hang in there and keep going. There will be tough times, it’s no question but the main difference is knowing that you really went all the way to make it happen. Even if it might not happen the way you want it but you’d like to know that you gave it your 100%.
Having the appropriate mindset is very important in this journey. People aren’t born with it but it’s one that they can learn and develop. You have to understand the reason you are in this journey and once you are very clear about your goal, you just have to keep reminding yourself of the following mantra over and over again: “I will continue to find a solution to my problem.” “I will ask myself smart questions to navigate around instead of beating myself up.” “I will push on and not give up.” “I will be creative and resourceful until I find the solution.” If you have this mindset then you’ll have an easier time along the way until you reach your goal.
Find a Role Model
If you are able to find someone who has been in your shoes before and succeed, this person would be a good role model. Get to know their story and how they overcame their obstacles or managed to achieve their goal. Someone that you can look up to who reminds you that it is possible to attain your dreams. If you can see how his or her perseverance paid off then you would be inspired to continue on. There are many inspiring stories. Once you see how determined they are, then you’d be less likely to give up because if they can do it, so can you.
Ask Different Questions
Do not get fixated on any roadblocks. Ask smarter questions and you will get a better answer. If you continue wallowing in the problem and not the solution, you will be stuck. You will find yourself being in this rabbit hole and it does no good to you and won’t bring you any closer to the outcome. Instead, be creative. Most likely, this problem can be solved in a variety of ways to think and not give up if that one way that you tried did not work out. Work your way around.
Soldier on! Continue on this path until the end and see it to its completion. Then you will know how or what the outcome will be. If you do not try it and finish it, you won’t ever be able to know.
For more inspiration, listen to this lovely TED talk for not giving up.
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