I really cannot count the number of times I have been Faced with the overwhelming temptation to just “GIVE Up” and throw in the towel, like what’s the point anyway this thing isn’t even working out, but every time the ugly thought rears it’s head I remind myself of the following
1. THE BEGINNING IS ALWAYS THE HARDEST: there are over 7 billion people on earth and a large number of them have this same testimony “the beginning is always the hardest”. That alone should steer your spirit up in the right direction, the beginning is always frustrating, there’s nothing wrong with you, you’re not some unfortunate person that life has refused to smile upon. This is what Michael Jordan had to say :
“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” –
2. IT GETS BETTER WITH TIME : practice makes perfection, whoever coined that expression needs a handshake right now because it’s so true. The more you try, the better you become, the more you press on , the more you get people to believe in your dream, really, it just gets better.So just hang in there.
3.NOTHING GOOD COMES EASY: life is not going to hand you anything on a platter, if you want to be successful, you are going to have to work for it. It’s just a natural law of nature, it’s not unique to you as an individual. Everything worthwhile takes time, effort, energy, brain work etc. No venture can become a success story overnight, it takes sweat, blood, grit and determination. So, Read more, write more, know more, work hard and prove your detractors wrong.
4. THE WORLD DOES NOT STOP: The world won’t stop spinning if you give up, it will go on with or without you, Just because you are tired and want to give up doesn’t mean that earth will stop rotating on its axis, nope. Life goes on, someone else out there with more drive and determination will probably get hold of your idea and make something out of it. (people are not smiling).
5. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DIDN’T: You’ll just be glad you didn’t stop. Regret is one of the worst feelings in the world, it sits right next to heart break.
You don’t want to go through life with such a weight on your chest.