5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Give Up So Easily
We're all going to hit points when it seems like it's almost impossible. It's easy to talk to yourself about giving up when you're already overwhelmed.
We're all going to hit points when it seems like it's almost impossible. It's easy to talk to yourself about giving up when you're already overwhelmed. But giving up too soon might result in you missing out on success. You never know how soon, if you hang in there and give it a little more time, you might start making change. Here are eight compelling reasons to keep a little longer at it.
1 Immediate success is a fallacy.
"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it" - Michael Jordan
We all have heard stories of the rise to fame overnight. But the fact is that what seems to be an immediate or overnight achievement is always followed by years of fighting and working.
There is a long, rough road to success, but we only concentrate on the last mile or so when success arrives. It looks so easy and makes such a great story that we forget the miles and miles of darkness, effort, and perseverance needed to reach the peak of glory on that hill. And Those stories make us feel that if in a matter of days or months we haven't reached a high level of success, we have to do something wrong. And we are: we listen to stories that make-believe, as if they were guidance on how life actually works.
2 For one success it takes lots of iterations.
"If birds can glide for long periods of time, then… why can't I?" -Orville Wright
You heard about this thing called an airplane, right? To get to a powered "flying machine" Orville and Wilbur Wright took several variations of gliders, and years of experimenting and attempting.
Not every iteration they have called a loss. They called it a way to improve, because every study, every trial, gave them new information that shaped the next iteration and improved. Not getting it right the first time, or the hundredth time, is not a sign you should be leaving. It's just a way for you to continue to learn how to do it better next time.
3 success could have more effect than thought.
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other." -Abraham Lincoln
If you give up now, you don't know what you might have achieved and what the world might have been missing from you.
It was after Abraham Lincoln had lost two runs for a senatorial seat that he ran for US president... and won. That election put Lincoln at the helm during the War Between the States, and Lincoln is the one who issued the Emancipation Proclamation three years after his victory. What if he had decided, after two political defeats, that it was time to abandon it and retire to the country?
What if you agree that no matter what your performance is? Your losses are too high and it's time to pull back, give up, and settle back to something normal. The normal is reasonably good. Except for the average the planet has never improved.
4 You probably haven't tried the right thing yet.
"If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought." -Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton miserably failed to be a farmer, before finding his way to a science career. He wasn't good at farming, but he'd been a genius at what he did after struggling to farm.
When you try and fail, maybe you just haven't done the right thing yet. Don't condemn yourself and give up on life and goals because in one field, or even several, you have failed. You learn something about yourself, about life every time you try and fail and you gain experience that can help you do better next time. So then hold on. Try something else, and don't let past failure hold you back from future success
5 The past does not shape the future.
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure." -Bill Cosby
Once upon a time many great achievements were regarded as major, miserable, sorry failures. Every famous writer had once been a writer who wanted to be. Once upon a time every amazing entrepreneur was a shaky little startup. And 99.9 percent of the time, it wasn't their best first attempts. But they never stopped. They moved one poor draft after another, one business flop after another, until they knew enough to succeed.
Any failure will teach you. Each attempt can provide you with valuable insight into how you can do better next time. You aren't destined to repeat the history. You get an incredible gift: the ability to think about your past and learn from it. The past is perhaps the very thing that will give you the future you desire.
Don't quit. Just do it..........