Give Up Way To Soon
Author: Byron Pulsifer, ©2012
It is not a matter that people do not have dreams, there are dreams about everything imaginable. People have, for centuries, turned their dreams into action, and those actions have turned into accomplishments of every kind.
Don't Give Up
Now, on the other hand, thousands of people who had dreams and started to take action, and more action, ended up not succeeding. Some didn't succeed and simply gave up like a friend of mine who took action to start a business and as soon as it didn't work out, just simply gave up ever having a business of his own believing it just wasn't meant to be.
"Some people use failure as an excuse to give up, to become bitter, or cynical.
Other people look at failure as an opportunity
to revisit past decisions and to devise new strategies."
What Is The Difference
There are those who implemented actions to follow a certain set of dreams but failed miserably and not just once. They failed several times but kept going and finally succeeded. What made them different than those who just quit?
The real difference that I have read about, and spoken to those who really have done it, is the ability to keep going despite the problems or obstacles. They are people who have no self-doubt, and are definitely not afraid of risk taking.
The desire to succeed for these champions of
success was the 'no option to quit' attitude. Giving up to them was the same as agreeing to stop breathing - it would never happen.
"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it,
for that determines our success or failure."
Norman Vincent Peale
Action and More Action
And, one other thing you should know about those who have succeeded. Let me put it this way; you can never move forward by only thinking about it; to move forward and to finally achieve is to take action. It could be an action that leads to overcoming an obstacle by accepting that you will have to go around instead of the straight forward approach; it may be an action where you have enrolled in a specialized course because you know that you need more relevant and up to date knowledge; it may be action that extends your hand to someone else to ask for their assistance or guidance.
How do you get over the next hill? You put one foot in front of the other over and over again knowing that you won't get over it by standing still.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"Dare to dream, but even more importantly, dare to put action behinds your dreams."
"Don't just be a dreamer, create goals for yourself and follow them to the end."
"People who don't take action because they were too afraid never live a life where they've accomplished all of their dreams."
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