Don’t give up

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all”

Dale Carnegie

Persistence. Perseverance. Resilience. Mental strength. Grit. Whatever you choose to call it, you will need plenty of it in order to achieve great things.

No matter what your idea of success looks like to you, the truth is that it won’t come to you overnight. It will take time and a lot of hard work. There will be ups and downs, both of which you should regard as opportunities to learn and develop. This is the famous “journey” which we hear so much about. For me, this is the best part of personal development and striving towards your goals.

As you set off in pursuit of your goals, you will gain knowledge, skills and there will be countless experiences from which to learn and grow. At the end of the journey, you may very well have achieved your goals but the person you have become in the process is much more important. The thing about this journey, however, is that if you keep giving up when times get tough, there won’t be one.

So, my message to you is not to give up when things are no longer going according to plan. After all, if you quit once you will be more likely to do it again the next time you face a challenge. Learn from the experiences, both good and bad, and keep moving forward. Enjoy the journey, learn from it and grow. By refusing to give up, and persevering, you will appreciate the good times even more when they come. And they will. Plenty of them. You just have to be patient and keep trying.

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