No matter what the rest of the world says, you should never give up on your dreams. In your young years, you possess so many goals, and you feel that all is possible. However, as you age, most of those dreams get pushed away. Yet, if you give up, you end up living an unfulfilled life full of regrets.
Do you think that you do not have what it takes? Perhaps you believe that your vision is impossible to realize? Why should you think that? Did you take a shot and fail before? Did somebody tell you that it was not possible? Is it that the probabilities are too high?
Well, no matter what is your age, situation, or difficulty, you should never give up on your dreams. Maybe friends, relatives or people around you said you should stop making a fool of yourself. Doubt steps in and fear begins to take over. And yes, it can look unpromising, but is it why you should to let go of your dreams?
Nothing is more ordinary than unsuccessful people with talent. You must know that determination and persistence are godlike powers. Nothing in this world can stop you if you have these two attributes. Just as education, talent, and mastery, they can be learned and applied if you have the real desire to go after what you want.
And yes, there are times in your life when the challenges seem overwhelming. You got hurt by a few successive setbacks and obstacles, and you feel like throwing in the towel. But know that there are people out there, who are in fact enduring, persisting and working through the challenges to achieving their dreams. They have learned to do it silently, step by step, day by day. And they have patience, and no matter the time it may take, they will not give up on their dreams.
“The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.” – Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy
Dreams as Marathon Rather Than Sprint
You do not often hear the stories of people before they become famous. Most people choose to give up on their desires the very moment they are facing an obstacle or two. Is it crazy to think like that? Of course, it is. And it is even stupid! But how could I judge? I am not judging; I am stating a fact.
To cut a long story short, imagine you decide you want to go and see a relative. So you prepare a few things because that family lives four hundred miles away from where you live. You then get in your car and begin to drive. After a while, you pass the first hundred miles, and then another, and another, but suddenly when only one hundred miles away, you get discouraged. So you decide, then and there, just because you are not at the destination yet, to give up and return home.
Do you understand? You should not give up on your dreams because the success you are waiting for might just be happening tomorrow, in a week, a month or even a year. So, you invest in yourself, put all that hard work in, so trust me, you are special, and it will pay off in the long run. Realize that you are running a marathon in spite of the fact that you assume it is a sprint.
The Necessity of Never Giving Up on Your Dreams
Often, many of us think it is a quick dash. Countless people say they want to accomplish great things. They have the wish to change the world. But then, whenever they are facing terrible circumstances, challenges, barriers or even failure, they get unmotivated, and most of them quit on their dreams.
You have to stop and think that the journey is worth more your while than the destination. It is the best tactic to stick and never give up on your dreams, goals, wants, and desires. You have to keep going when the going gets hard and slow, and you will see it through.
Of course, on the other hand, some people believe they are failures and give up on their wishes from the start. They do not get out of their comfort zone and prefer to procrastinate every day. What goes through their mind on a daily basis? One might wonder.
Wait a minute! In fact, they do dream and wish, but they are so busy going out, drinking, partying, hanging out with friends, watching television, or looking for attention. They are even so busy that they forgot about themselves and the necessity to improve. So they come up with various excuses, and then they say that the world is against them.
The Options of Giving In or Never Giving Up
Most people get too accustomed to laziness. They have no problem doing the things that are easy and fun, but when it comes to the hard and demanding, they run. Therefore, you are left with two options.
Give In and Have Regrets
You have to realize how unbelievably easy it is for you, me or anyone to form unhelpful and harmful habits. But when the need to develop positive habits comes into play, such as the concept of never giving up on your dreams or anything that matters, it takes you a much longer period.
These additional efforts make you wonder if you should not stay away because these conditions make you feel pretty uncomfortable, and you do not want that. Who would? You could just wait and see what the future brings. And you might be lucky enough and be able to trick life once more.
You have nothing to lose, right? Nothing, except your life, your time, and perhaps your happiness. But that is not a waste. So, in the end, when you will look back on your life, and you will see how much you have accomplished, and the regrets you will have, you wished you had never given up on your dreams.
Never Give Up on Your Dreams
Realize that time passes with you without you. If you think that your dreams will take too long, you might be in the same place where you now are, thinking if you should start. Of course, beginning on such a journey may take days, months, even years, but do not let that stop you from taking the first step. It might seem impossible at first, but if you do not start now, you will never achieve it.
Plenty of stories abound about people that never gave up on their dreams and defied all odds at all ages. If you think you are too young or too old, it does not mean you can or cannot do something. It all starts in your mind. No matter what, never give up on your dreams, and do not let your age stand in the way of chasing after your desires.
Consider the author of this post who started a new career at 50 years old. You may also think of Sylvester Stallone, who created the “Rocky” films. His idea was rejected countless of times before somebody finally offered him a chance. And in the end, determination paid off.
The Reason to Never Give Up on Your Dreams
The reason why you should never give up on your dreams is that you, I and anyone else have something that makes us all unique. You have particular expertise and talents. So, stop comparing yourself to others and focus your attention on all of the things you have but do dismiss.
The line to success is never straight but rather unconventional. A part of the process is to hit bumps in the road that look like walls, to make mistakes because if you do not, you are not trying. In history, numerous well-known figures have failed time after time.
Therefore, you never know what can happen. Doubt and fear are the greatest killers of dreams. What if you fail? But what if you succeed? Is that not reason enough to never give up on your dreams?
Our body and mind are wired in such way, since thousands of years, that it is always easier to imagine the worse. You have never thought that perhaps the opposite could be true? Why should you let anything stopping you from trying? You have the right to become the best version of yourself. So, never give up on your dreams!
Tips to Not Let Go of What You Want
- Never surrender your precious dreams, because one day, you will accomplish them.
- Work on taking the necessary action steps in that direction.
- Get motivated and inspired by people who never stop trying like Edison or Lincoln.
- Keep focused, and you will eventually achieve your dreams.
- Believe in yourself, work for it and never give up on your dreams.
- Avoid negative influences that sow seeds of doubt.
- See failures as lessons, as opportunities to grow, improve and master.
- The harder it is, the more worthwhile it will be when you do it.
- Avoid the fear of hard work and go for it.
- Realize that the only person standing in your way is you.
- Choose not to listen to people telling you that you cannot do it or it is impossible.
- Prove the non-believers wrong by not giving them the satisfaction of seeing you give up on your dreams.
A Final Thought
My father always said, over and over, that my chances of success were going to end in being a big zero. Of course, it pushed me even harder and strengthened my drive to make it. I cannot help but wonder how he would have felt if he saw me today. And I am grateful to those who doubted me because eventually, I proved them wrong.
So, you can accomplish great things, but you have to never give up on your dreams. You must commit to your goals, your desires, and what you believe in. Abandon your beliefs about what you can and cannot do. Each day is a new chance for you to begin, make new choices, learn new things, meet new people and improve yourself.
Simply imagine being able to rejoice with your loved ones, relatives and friends who have been there for you since the beginning of your struggles. Think about the feeling of pleasure you will have. When you cross the finish line knowing that you accomplished your goal because you decided to never quit on what you wanted, it will provide you with an unspeakable sense of victory. Now, go and do never give up on your dreams, no matter what, because success is yours.
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Sergei VanBellinghen, Founder & CEO of First-Class Lifestyle, currently a Personal Growth & Success Expert Consultant, using self-development techniques to help you succeed and have a better life. Check out photos of my adventures.