People will give up for many reasons. Normally, people will give up when something begins to be tough or long. Many, many people will give up when they fail. They don’t acknowledge that failure is inevitable and helps us grow.
There will be times when you will want to give up. However, this is never the right thing to do and will not make you feel better. Instead, pinpoint the reasons you want to give up. You can always find a way to overcome your obstacles and push through the bad times.
As a matter of fact I almost gave up on this blog. I started struggling to think up post ideas. This resulted in a lack of blog posts being published. Over time I started to not post regularly and my motivation started to deplete. Because I was no longer motivated I completely stopped writing.
Deep down I knew I shouldn’t just give up. So here I am again writing posts.
How did I get back to writing? For one I focused heavily on the reason I started blogging in the first place. There’s no way to be motivated if you don’t have a purpose. On top of this I pinpointed why I gave up and found a way to battle it.
As stated before, I gave up because I wasn’t able to think of enough blog ideas to fit my schedule, and this demotivated me. I felt I was failing because I was not able to follow my routine.
The solution to this problem was so simple but I could not accept it until now. All I had to do was slow down on the amount of posts I published per week. Instead of writing three per week I could have written, one or two. This way I wouldn’t have ran out of ideas and lost my motivation.
Below are some things you may want to think about before you decide to give up.
Mistakes Can Teach Us
Failing is not a bad thing at all. Even if you fail at something you can try it many other ways and succeed. Think about how you learned math and got better at it. You failed many times. You could not get to the solution so you tried again in a different way until you found the correct pathway to the answer.
Remember this, the only time you fail is when are satisfied with failure. Again think about math. Let\s say you are working on a problem and get to a solution but later find it is incorrect. You can give up and accept failure or you can keep retrying. Decide to keep trying and trying and suddenly you will end up with the correct solution. You have not failed but have gotten one hundred percent success in finding the solution.
Every time you fail, you are one step closer to succeeding because every time you screw up you learn.
Time and Effort
I want you to really think about the value of your time before you give up anything. As time is one of the most valuable things you will ever have. It is the reason for your whole existence.
Time is not something you can create but you can throw it away. Keep this in mind. There is also no way to know how much time you have. That makes it very valuable and you don’t want to waste it away.
Instead of focusing on the reasons you want to give up and the struggles you may be going through, look back at all the time and effort you have previously put into whatever you may be trying to accomplish.
Giving up is like throwing time right out the door.
I don’t suggest making this mistake. Later on you will look back and be full with regret.
Use this idea of throwing time away to keep you motivated. As it will give you a purpose to keep going, which could really help if the reason you are giving up is because of a lack of purpose.
Have you ever felt proud of yourself. Ask yourself why? You overcame a challenge in life or reached a goal. Now, what are you most proud of? This would be a moment when you put tons of effort into something and reached your goal.
Pride, is definitely a reason to stay motivated and not give up. However, don’t mix up pride with arrogance. They are completely different. With pride comes confidence, which can lead to happiness and many other great benefits like good relationships etc.
You are in a way lucky that you have a feeling of giving up. It means you are struggling through something and when you have overcome it you will have a sense of pride.
Are you proud of yourself when you hop in the shower? No, not at all. Do you know why? Because it is easy and fun.
A memory is formed by overcoming a struggle. Over time you will look back on that struggle and you will be filled with joy.
Life’s Not Always Easy
If you want to succeed you need to accept life is not going to be great all the time. Success is tied to long-term determination and if you want to succeed you must keep moving forward and trying new things.
Giving up is the exact opposite. It doesn’t matter how hard something is. There is always a solution. It’s just not always easy to find at first.
You get out of life what you put in. This being said, the more effort you put in to overcome your problems, the better your life will be.
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Set High Standards For Yourself
You will receive what you expect in life. If you set a standard and expect to follow it, you will. Write down what you expect of yourself and say it out loud every morning and every night. Your thoughts dictate your feeling’s and your feeling’s form your actions. It is that simple. This being said, if you set higher expectations for yourself, you will gain much more out of life.
Determine Exactly What Your Going For
Find exactly what your motivating force is. To succeed you must have a reason. One, that really outlines your passion and your vision. If you have found your driving force, it’s time to get serious; draw all the passionate energy within you and release it. Just sit back and watch your passion work wonders to your life.
If you have not yet found your passion, do not worry. Everyone, has a passion it’s sometimes just hiding within you and will only come out when it’s triggered by an experience.
Develop A Plan
Planning is one of the most important steps to reaching a specific goal. It also keeps you motivated to proceed to the end because you have an outline right there in front of you. There is no reason to give up if you are passionate and prepared for your goal.
Here are the few simple steps for creating your plan:
- Write down your goals
- Focus on one goal at a time
- Create a timeline
- Go through with your plan
A plan is very simple to create. The issue is it’s time consuming. You must really put a lot of thought and research into how you will accomplish your goals.
There are many reasons you should be rewarding your hard work and progress towards your goals. For one, the more you are aware of and reward your success, the more success will come to you.
You will always have goals throughout life. This means if you don’t reward yourself in some form during life you will not be happy and you may even lose motivation to pursue your dreams.
By rewarding yourself, you are showing gratitude to your mind and body. As my mom used to say, “You get more bees with honey”. This is such an important fact to understand and is totally true in all aspects of life.
On the other hand, if you skip out on rewarding yourself, then you are creating a negative cycle. Your brain will start to ask, “What’s the purpose of what I am doing?” because you are receiving nothing for your work.
Everyone becomes exhausted or just worn-out at some point. And we all know, our productivity goes right out the door. Yet many of us just keep working ourselves through these conditions. There are many reasons for this. One, being that people believe that taking a break will lengthen their work.
However, taking a break from time to time can be great for you. A break makes you much more productive, refreshes your mind, and boosts creativity.
I strongly believe that if you are striving towards a goal; and you don’ t take any breaks, you will eventually give up. The brain is very intelligent and also selfish. If it feels you aren’t benefiting from something, it will encourage you to quit doing it.
Ignite others potential
Everyone is born with great potential. However many people don’t understand their true potential until it’s too late. In some cases people never find their potential. A great leader, can spot people’s gifts and ignite them.
This is one of the leading reasons a great leader has so much respect. Unlocking someone’s potential will change their life for the better. And the greatest gift anyone can give is a life changing experience.
Great leaders, have the power to change how the mind works. Let me tell you the definition of inspiration: the process of being mentally simulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. Now, what do great leaders do? They inspire huge sums of people.
The amazing thing is that when great leaders inspire; people’s minds aren’t moved in one direction but in many. Inspiration is formed by one’s perception; people will be moved in varying ways by the same act of inspiration.
Leave Behind a Legacy
“The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.” – Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
Great leaders proceed to the next life, after making an exponential difference in the world. They are remembered and their inspiration continues to live long after they are gone.
Mahatma Gandhi, arguably the greatest leader of all time became the most important part of Indian struggle against the colonial rule. He brought the people of India together through inspiration and helped them gain their civil rights. It is said that Martin Luther King Jr. was inspired by Gandhi’s acts.
Most importantly, great leaders teach the whole world important lessons. And those lessons make the world a much better place.
Lead by Example
“Be the change you want to see in the world” – Mahatma Ghandi
Leadership is the process by which one person influences the behaviors, attitudes and thoughts of others. Leaders make it their main objective to help people defeat their challenges.
Great leaders understand that many people are watching and looking up to them. Therefore they make sure they are doing exactly, what they want their followers to do or behave like. To put it simply, successful leaders practice what they preach.
Many people whom have the potential to be great leaders fail, solely because they think of themselves in a position of power. This is far from the truth, leadership is about action.
Provide a Purpose
Without a purpose you have no ambition or motivation. Energy will not be in the absence to make a change in the world if you lack ambition and motivation. Great leaders cause huge changes in the world.
Therefore, one must have a purpose to be a great leader. This purpose must be fueled by passion; else great change will never be achieved.
A purpose provides a goal and furthermore, a reason to keep moving forward to achieve this goal. When things go rough, a purpose keeps you going.
The greatest leaders understand that people will achieve more with a sense of value to the world. One of the main goals we all have is to be of value to someone else.
Many people do not receive the gratitude they need and want from the world. So when someone shows gratitude even in the smallest ways it makes a tremendous difference.
This is exactly what great leaders do. They are always acknowledging when someone has done something great. Whether it be, small or huge, they notice and show gratification
If you can think of anything else a great leader does, please comment below.