Never Give Up

(In this world of uncertainties the desire for consistent personal development is in us all, whether highly educated, lowly educated or not educated at all. All that is necessary is for us never to give up on that goal.

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Never Give Up

If you can master patience and perseverance, you can master anything. Change is not always easy; if it were, you would have done it already. It requires steady determination to not quit when the going gets tough. This is also one of the key foundations on which all goals are built.

What does it mean to never give up:

So what does never giving up really mean? It means believing in yourself. It means willingness to accept “failure” so you can learn the critical skill of adaptation. It means not compromising on your important values, and walking the walk rather than just talking the talk.

How to never give up:

Adopt an “I won’t quit” mindset

Having this mindset will make it easier for you to persist and refuse to give up until you have achieved your goal.

Watch someone else persevere

We can learn a lot by watching other people. And learning to persevere is no exception.

Call someone

Call a friend whom you know will talk you out of quitting.

Go back to your “Why”

Your why’s are what will motivate you to continue striving for your goal, even when the going gets tough.

Find a different “How”

If the approach you are currently using is not working, try a different approach, and continue this way until you find a method, technique or strategy that does work.

Keep chipping away

Just because you cannot see anything yet, and you have been working on your goal for a while, this does not mean that nothing is happening. You may be closer to achieving your dream than you think. Do not give up, when you could be just moments away from succeeding. Keep chipping away.

Succeed at something else

One way to stop yourself from quitting is to take a break and go do something else that you know will bring reward.

Use failure as a stepping stone

If you fail as you try to achieve your goal, instead of using that failure as an excuse to quit use it as a stepping-stone to achieve your goal.

Source of Information: Huffington Post article by Sue Davey & Blog by Marelisa Fabrega

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“Energy and Persistence conquer all things.”- Benjamin Franklin