Don't Give Up

Written by Myke Celis

September 15, 2021

Life isn’t all rainbows and unicorns.

That’s a fact.

Because there will be times that life will throw you a curve ball that will catch you off guard.

The thing is, at times, that curve ball can be larger than life.

Too large for you to dodge it.

Before you know it, it hits you hard.

And you find yourself struggling to regain your composure and bring everything back the way they used to be.

But that’s not easy at all.

You see, things don’t always go as planned, no matter how hard you prepared for them.

It’s when things go wrong that you become overwhelmed by the stress and pressure the entire situation brings.

Leading you think: “I want to give up!”

Trust me, I can definitely relate to being in that almost hopeless space.

And it’s not something I (or have others) want to experience again.

Allow me to share with you the 5 things you can do when you feel you’re close to giving up.

1.) Remember that pain and suffering are temporary.

It will pass. It’s just a phase. Allow yourself to come from that space so that you don’t make drastic permanent decisions that you will regret in the long run. What is key here is to try to endure and enjoy the entire journey as you seek for new learnings and opportunities for growth along the way. Ask yourself this: What is this situation teaching me? The beginning is always the hardest but it doesn’t have to be like that all through out the way.

2.) Hold on to your “WHY”

Living your purpose every single day is not always easy. However, it will always be worth it. So when the going gets tough, allow yourself to anchor on your biggest “WHY” and remind yourself all the reasons that got you started in the first place. Try to utilize the same passion and feelings you’ve had before things got rough so that you become unstoppable in the process.

3.) Visualize your desired results.

Sometimes difficult situations distract us from our goal. Take time to pause, calm yourself and visualize your ultimate goal away from the chaos. Be as detailed as possible and allow yourself to feel as if you’ve already achieved it. It’s a beautiful way to inspire yourself to push forward.

4.) Try once more.

There’s no limit in trying or in starting all over again. If you really want it, then give it all you’ve got. Remember, each try brings you closer to your goal. Celebrate wins in between, big or small. Know that regardless of the result, you learn in the process and that allows you to grow to your own #bestmeever .

5.) Surround yourself with inspiration.

Seek support from people you love. Take time to read inspiring stories. Talk to people who have managed to overcome the same challenges you have at present. Fill your mind with positive thoughts. At the end of the day, you can always give yourself the much needed hope you’re looking for.

So now, if you’re reading this and you feel like you’re almost giving up, take this as your sign to do otherwise.

Because you deserve one more try.

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