I know it is easy for us to tell you not to give up, to keep going, to keep pressing on, to keep working… but frankly, in most cases, it is easier said than done.
When the odds are stacked against you, when people you trust betray you, when monies you’re expecting are delayed, when employees give up on you, when family has had enough of your big dreams, when friends become undependable, when relationships become stressful, when fuel prices are skyrocketing, when exchange rates are unstable, when inflation is on a steady rise, when it’s almost impossible to budget or plan, when everything you’ve tried seems to fail; what do you honestly do?
Ask yourself this one question and be frank about the answer; WILL YOUR STORY BE THIS INSPIRING IF IT WAS EASY?
If you had all the answers if you could figure everything out if all things were moving smoothly if you had no reason to cry or to feel frustrated if all your expectations were met just as you envisioned them if your goals were all achieved and you had absolutely no reason to give up… who would care to listen to your story or even be inspired to keep pressing on through their own situations and challenges.
Our lives, failures, and successes are to serve as stepping stones for others. The lives and work of others are supposed to be easy because we lived, made the mistakes, overcame the obstacles, and succeeded against all odds. Our stories are to unlock the potential of others and to show them the path to tread and mistakes to avoid.
No great achievement came on a silver platter; if it ever did, then someone has definitely paid the price. See what you are going through as the price you are paying to enable others to succeed more easily than you did. Fulfillment in life is knowing another’s life is better, easier, and more successful because you didn’t give up.
So yes, DON’T GIVE UP!!! NEVER GIVE UP on yourself, your dreams, your vision, your passion, your business, your career, and your life!!!
If it’s that hard, then it’s probably someone’s life’s story you have not heard or learned from yet, so go find that story, learn from it and keep going! You’ve got this!!! Always remember that!!!