Life can be difficult. It can throw challenges at us from all directions with little rest-bite in between them. It can really test your resilience in ways you didn’t even know needed testing, but that is the power of life. There is however a massive strength that comes from persisting and as cheesy as it sounds, never giving up when times get tough. Here is why you should never give up.
Don’t know what’s around the corner.
Tough times don’t last forever. They simply can’t. Even if they never fully go away, you learn to live in them and embrace the power they have provided you with. Whenever anything gets hard, it is important remind yourself that it will get better, because you don’t know what is around the corner. There is yet another cheesy quote that couldn’t speak more truth. It goes: Tough times don’t last, but tough people do. For this reason, see difficult times as a chance to develop and build yourself. You never know what is the other side of a difficult time until you get there, so persist because it may be very very bright.
Will never succeed if you do.
Whilst some peoples lives may look perfect from the outside, like nothing bad ever happens, it’s just not true. Nobody has the perfect life, because it doesn’t exist. No successful person ever experienced success without going through difficulty. This is because no route to success is straight forward. Therefore, instead of seeing challenges as something negative, be grateful for them, because they are helping you get where you want to go, more than you even realise. Challenges are part of the process to success.
Know your worth.
Ultimately, we only give up on things in life because we do not think we are good enough to get through them. However, we are as good as we tell ourselves. There is no reason to believe that we aren’t good enough to succeed, therefore there is no concrete reason as to why we should give up. Just like the previous point mentioned, if you give up, you will never succeed, therefore you will never know just how good you could be. Keep going for yourself.
Finally, a lot of satisfaction comes from not giving up. Whatever happens, and whatever the outcome, you will know that you gave your all. This brings an incredible feeling, because you will never look back and think ‘what IF’. You can be proud that no matter what you persisted and did all you could. If anything, be proud of the effort you put in.
If you ever feel lost for motivation as to why you should keep going when times get tough, I hope this helps remind you.
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