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From time to time we all reach a stage, when things go wrong, when we don’t accomplish our goals and we decide to throw in the towel. It’s natural.
Everyone get to that stage once in a while. Some often, other not that often, but we’ve all been there.
We’ve been to the place where the disappointment meets us and makes believe that that’s the end. It makes you think that since you did not manage now you will not manage even if you try again. And at some point you start believing it. You decide that the disappointment was right and throw in that damn towel.
And what happens next? Well what the disappointment predicted. With your action you guaranteed that what it said became true. From now you will never know what would have happened if you tried again.
We all react to failures in different ways. And how we react defined what happens next.
Do you stand up, brush off the dust and keep going? Do you make the right conclusions, learn from your mistakes and make things better? Do you curse, shout and decide that you are fed up with everything?
Each of those reactions will bring you to a different place. Just think about where you want to be…
I almost gave up few weeks ago. Looking at my blog traffic, at my kindle book sales, at the lack of freelance project and at the unwelcome snow heavily falling on March 30th …
The important part from the above confession is the word “almost”. Yes, I had the strong temptation to give up and forget everything. I was fed up trying and not getting closer to where I wanted to be. But then I re-thought and decided against it.
Why? Well there were different reasons. Here are just some of them.
First of all, deep inside I am absolutely certain that I am doing the right thing. I am sure that it’s my calling, that if I succeed it will be a dream come true and I do believe that it’s worth it.
Besides, if I gave up, I would never know what would have happened if I carried on.
I was also afraid that if I gave up once the giving up could become a bad habit. A habit that would be difficult to fight later on…’
Also there was a thought that if I did not carry on I would never know how it felt to succeed and accomplish a dream. The thought itself was pretty negative and scary to be honest.
Besides… one has to be different and most of the people give up these days.
Will try to figure out how to self-encourage and self-motivate myself and will share the tips with you in the near future.
Keep going, don’t give up and stay positive!