The time you feel like giving up is the time to keep pushing. Practice and lessons exist beyond your frustration. If you give up too soon you will miss the opportunity for growth and development. I know this all too well because just like I’m telling you, I kept pushing.
I get it, giving up on something seems easier than working at it. Work at your goals takes time and effort. Not to mention learning things you just don’t know. This brief blog offers 3 reasons why you should consider staying in the game.
Self-development is the first benefit of not giving up. It is also crucial that you don’t miss out on the process of it. We don’t all develop in the same way nor are our goals the same. So, it is important to discover your own path, figuring out what works for you.
When I first started writing I felt I shared the dream of wanting my work to be out there like many other authors or beginning writers. I knew it wouldn’t happen overnight, yet I wanted my writing to be counted among the great writers more sooner than later. Regardless of what I wanted, I knew I was going to need to practice writing. Practice for meant writing every day, reading about writing and giving my writing over to be evaluated. This routine helped me develop into a better writer. Yes, there were times I thought about giving up, but it was only self-pity talking. I had only taken the first step towards my goal, there was much more to do.
The only way you learn how to do something better is that you work at it enough to know there is a better way. I hope that makes sense. I can think of several examples from my own life in different areas where this is true. With writing believe it or not when I started out I didn’t do outlines. Now, I can’t write unless I do an outline. This has benefited my writing in more ways than I can express.
The challenge in learning may present itself in how you learn and how well you are able to comprehend the lesson or new steps to take. It can be frustrating for some people. This is where you can choose to press on with the learning or convince yourself to give up because the work is too hard. One hard concept to teach ourselves is that we don’t know it all. There is help or support available in different formats if you feel comfortable reaching out for it, it may come with a fee or it could be as simple as contacting a friend.
Reaching Your Goals
If you decide to give up, you lose out. The reason to stay with the work is to reach your goals. There are countless stories all over social media where people talk about how they struggled to reach a goal. If that isn’t close enough to home for you, think about someone you personally who worked hard to achieve something and made it happen. Our paths may be different, but we are all working to reach our goals. Like I said, giving up is easy, it also means you get nothing.
The truth is nothing worth anything comes without some effort, focus, and time. It is not a straight shot to your goals. There is a process that takes place no matter what your goal is. The most important point to take away is that you can make it happen, just don’t give up!