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Don’t Give Up When Life Gets Hard

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One message I have always tried to carry within my own mind and broadcast to others is Don’t Give Up.

Every now and again circumstances dictate what direction you need to follow. Well today’s blog posting was not planned, but three events made it clear to me what I needed to write. First there was a comment on my blog where it was said “I’m at the brink of giving up”. Then there was a text message on my phone from a young man that I am trying to help through a rough passage in his life. He said “I’m sick of my fucking life”. Then I read a blog post on Finding Ones Way which featured an animation video that in my interpretation shows somebody that got to the point in life where they could take no more, and gave up.

Recently I wrote an article titled “Never give up Believing in Yourself” and this received quite a few comments and loads of emails. So I already realised what an extremely important and complex area this is, so decided to further what I said.

Does this sound familiar to you? I never get to do what I want to do. I just can’t please everyone. I don’t know what I want to do. I never have any time for me. My needs, my desires are always ignored. I do everything to please others. I get treated like a doormat. I have no talent. I can’t do anything right. Nothing ever works for me. I will never escape my past. I will never break out of my nightmares. I will never amount to anything.

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.- Dale Carnegie
I know you’ve been fighting so hard to make ends meet, to keep yourself going when things just don’t seem to be working out. Yes life may well be proving unbelievably frustrating at the moment but you try so hard not to let it get you down. It’s important to remember how far you’ve come. So that you never give up.

Many of you live from day to day with unrelieved pain. You suffer at times with mental and emotional torment. For too many this takes up a large, unbearable part of your life. And you feel there is no getting away from it.

Don’t give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don’t listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.  Sidney Sheldon

Give Up is defined as the loss of hope, admitting defeat and the act of surrendering with no will to fight again. Life is filled with so many challenges. You’ve got to constantly regain control of your emotions and stay on top of each situation despite its difficulty. But you can do it!

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.  Jane Addams

At some point on your life journey you get to the point where you feel like giving up. Often it feels like life has thrown you into the deep end yet you can’t swim. You find yourself in crushing situations that you don’t know how to get through. But never give up, because you don’t know when you are reaching the point where you are just about to make that break through.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.  Thomas Edison

We all have our fair share of good days and bad days, days when we feel more certain than others. You have to understand that you are the one who ultimately dictates how you react to situations.

Be a warrior, don’t give up on life, face your challenges and stay strong. Understand you can’t change the past, because it’s already happened. Yet you can design your future by dealing with the current challenges of life positively.

You can face those challenges by taking a single new step every day. Just don’t give up. Be proud of what you have already achieved. Congratulate yourself for the achievements you have already made.

Feel good about who you are), where you are now and display confidence about what to look forward to in the future.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfil it.
Life is a sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
– Mother Teresa

As a final note I want to let you know that there are people out there that are creating communities to help others. You have to realise that there are others that have gone through what you are going through and come out the other end.

This article was originally published at Healthy Lifestyles Living.



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About the author: Larry Lewis
I'm Larry. As an Executive Life Coach, entrepreneur and writer, I am an unshakable optimist dedicated to helping you become the person you most want to be. I am devoted to sharing ideas, tools and resources that will help you create a better, stress free, well balanced life.

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