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Remember this when you feel like giving up

Remember this when you feel like giving up

DON’T GIVE UP. It’s a commonly used (definitely overused as well) phrase, when we have taken the last of all the other encouraging words we can say to ourselves and have none left. Somehow, it’s hard for us to take it seriously. It seems to have lost its’ value and power to push us towards the end goal. I wish it was as simple as saying it but it takes more than just repeatedly engraving it into our mind to not give up. What does it mean to not give up? Does it mean that we should persevere? Perseverance might play a significant role but so is believing in yourself; allowing and trusting yourself to keep going.

Refresh your intention whenever you feel like giving up. I think we could all agree on the fact that we are most motivated when we start a project which comes and goes during the execution of the project. We feel tempted to just drop everything and give up when things get too difficult for us. Personally, I think this is because we forget why we started the project in the first place. Persistence is crucial if you want to reach your end goal but so is commitment. Thus, it is helpful to keep reminding ourselves why we initially started. We should take into account what motivated us to start the project and why it matters to us.

Sometimes, we just need to see how far we’ve gone from the time before everything that we started. As we go through our journey in life to achieve what we want, we often forget to stop and appreciate where we are in life. Once in a while, we should take a step back and reflect on our past journey to see the milestones we have reached in life. This would be a good motivation and drive for us. This is a self-reminder that we are capable of what we want to do and we did work hard to get what we wanted in the end.  Be curious of the results you will produce in the end even if it’s not the one you want.There is no such thing as failure, only a learning experience.

We need to anticipate challenge so we can prepare ourselves to overcome it. Life is never easy nor it is meant to be easy, everyone knows this. Trials and tribulations are all part of the journey in life. Keep going because it will all be worth it in the end. Keep going so the next time you encounter the same challenge it will be easier for you to overcome. Don’t allow yourself to make a habit of giving up. Keep going until you realise the hard part is over and all that’s left for you to do is to finish what you started. So, don’t give up and keep going.

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