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Amara Kone

 

The Real Reason Why You Should Never Give Up

Posted On:16-Mar-2020/8:24 am

Every now and then when people tell their success stories, you hear them recount their experiences and talk about situations in which they almost gave up. For every human being, chasing a dream or goal can be very difficult; because life itself is not a bed of roses. At some point, you will be faced with challenges and difficulties, and naturally you will feel like quitting. However, quitters are not winners. If you really want to be a successful person in life, you need to learn how to never give up. Here are few reasons why you should keep going, despite the challenges:

1) No One Knows Tomorrow

Don’t give up now, because the good break you’ve been waiting for the whole time might just come tomorrow. All the hard work you’ve put in all these years might just pay off in the blink of an eye. It’s easy to beat yourself up and get discouraged by your present condition, but have you thought about what tomorrow may hold? What if things change for good? After all, we've all heard stories of people that made it big but started with almost nothing. With hard work, passion, perseverance and luck, anything is possible. You just need to believe in what tommorow brings.

2) The Joy Of Proving Your Doubters Wrong

As you go through life, you’ll come across negative influencers who'll try to sow seeds of doubts in your life. They might come in the form of friends, business colleagues or even family. These people will try to get you off-course with their limiting thoughts. However, giving up shouldn’t be an option. Don't give your doubters and naysayers the satisfaction of seeing you give up. I must also add that often times, the loudest voice of discouragement comes from friends and family. Even the ones closest to you may not really see the dream like you do. They will want to project their self-limitations on you, thinking they’re trying to save you from the agony of failure. For example, a father who was an unsuccessful musician may advice his son – who wants to do music – to focus more on school work, graduate and get a job with a steady paycheck. He may have the boy’s interest at heart, but that advice is most likely a reflection of his failure.  Don’t let people disuade you from chasing your dreams, if you succeed, they will become ardent supporters and fans.

3) You Become A Source Of Inspiration To Others

You really never know who is watching. When you refuse to give up and keep doing all you can to achieve your dreams and goals in life, you will be source of inspiration to people and they will celebrate you when you finally make it.  Your determination and zeal may just motivate people around you to follow in your footsteps.

4) You Will Learn A Lot

The truth is, you'll learn a whole lot when you’re determined. You learn about your strengths and weaknesses. You learn how to do things better, especially during difficult situations. Determination will also teach you how to face all the setbacks and problems that might come your way in the future.

5) Nothing Good Comes Easy

For you to achieve anything worthwhile, you've got to put in a lot of hard work and commitment. You've got to be willing to be persistent over a long period of time. Success doesn’t come easy, you need to work hard for what you want because it won’t come so easily.

Takeaways:

1 : Quitters are not winners.

2 : You never know what tomorrow will bring, so don’t give up.

3 : Think of losing as the process of “learning how to win”.

Category:  Values / Subcategory:  Determination

Tags: goal, dream, challenge, passion, perseverance, hard work, determination, setback, commitment, motivation, success, quitting

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S. Jakes

19-Mar-2020

Amara, this trait is something parents should start teaching their children from a young age. Being a teacher, I am around children all the time, and I see how easily some children give up when they do not get their way. I agree, Lisa, parents should teach their children that giving up means they will accomplish little in life.

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Amara Kone

18-Mar-2020

"I am going to say the real reason you should never give up, is because if you do you will never accomplish anything" - good point, Lisa.

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Lisa Steffler

17-Mar-2020

Amara--I am going to say the real reason you should never give up, is because if you do you will never accomplish anything. I am not sure what started the belief that things in life come easy--that has never been my experience. I feel like my entire life, I have had to work extremely hard for everything. Some days I wake up and I feel that this constant battle is making me tired, but I go on.

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Adaego M. Azi

17-Mar-2020

Amara, I like the idea of being a source of inspiration to others. You don’t always know when other people are paying attention to the things you do. I am always surprised when someone comments about how something I did affected them. Always trying and not giving up is part of who I am and I am happy when people see this in me. Thanks Amara.