Giving up on what I’ve started was always an integral part of my life. I was used to being a big quitter. May you call it a flash in the pan or lack of motivation, it was truly hard for me to overcome. Mostly because I didn’t believe in myself enough.
The harder the struggle, the greater the story.Joel Runyon
I recall myself a game from my childhood, Super Mario Bros, where the main character was supposed to save the princess waiting for him at the final stage of the game. On the go, Super Mario was encountering plenty of challenges to overcome. Be it a fire rain, malicious little monsters or a terrifying dragon, he had a chance as well to collect magic items. One of the most valuable items was a mushroom making Super Mario bigger and stronger. Thanks to the mushroom, even if bitten by a little monster or touched by the dragon’s flame, Super Mario was not ending his venture. He was getting smaller and weaker for a while, but he was able to continue the run. After all, there were new mushrooms waiting for him farther to help him stay strong on the way. And obviously, there was a princess awaiting him at the end of the game.
If Super Mario was to give up each time when confronting a monster, the game wouldn’t have any sense. However, even if failed at the beginning, there is no limit on starting over the attempt. The same happens in real life: as soon as we’re alive, there’s no limit on starting over our own game.
I’ve read recently that most things aren’t impossible, most people just give up too soon. This statement made me realize that nothing what I wanted to achieve in my life was impossible. It was the matter of time, work, sacrifice, belief, consistency, courage that I didn’t put in enough. It was the matter of listening to people who achieved nothing in their life, but knew better what was good for me and what was not. It was the matter of avoiding bumpy paths for the sake of feeling secure.
Setbacks, failures and conflicts are not meant to stop us. They’re meant to make us stronger while fighting them over.
Today I know that I will accomplish nothing in my life if I give up before the finish line. It’s like the racing in Formula One. If I have to start from the last position, then I start from there. If I need to change a wheel in the pit stop, I’ll make it changed. If I lose control over my car on the way, then I put it back in the right direction. Maybe this time, I don’t win the first prize. Maybe this time, I’m the last one. But if I crossed the finish line, I’m the winner. I’ll take all the lessons I’ve learned today on the racetrack and next time I’ll do better. One day, I’ll be on the podium. That will be my big day.
This year I’ve decided to keep working on something which is Achilles heel of mine. Don’t get it wrong. It’s not a part of New Year Resolutions. It’s something that was maturing in me for a long time. The number one for me this year is to be consistent with writing. Countless times, I’ve been giving up on writing for numerous reasons:
- I didn’t feel creating a high-quality content
- I didn’t obtain any spectacular results
- I didn’t find time to keep writing
- I didn’t have patience
- I felt like other people do it better and always will
What changed this time? For over a year I’ve been following and reading one of my favorite bloggers Goldie. On the top of the fact that I enjoy every post and find the blog a source of enormous inspiration, I appreciate Goldie for a great perseverance with sharing high-quality content on a regular basis. At the turn of this year, Goldie has successfully got published which was another reason to admire the dedication of this author.
Since the beginning, Goldie was supporting me with frequent and insightful comments on my posts as well as we’ve managed to get in touch out of the blog platform to exchange some remarks. I truly felt that there was someone who cared and believed in me. This is when I understood that it’s not the number of followers or readers who define you. Sometimes, you need just this one person who believes in you, who supports you, who asks if everything is all right once you’re absent for a longer time, who constantly inspires you. That’s why Goldie became my blogging mentor and, I will dare to say it, my blogging friend as well. Big thank you for all your support!
Following Goldie’s best practices, this year I’ve decided to make a schedule of my posts. I’ll be posting twice a week: every Monday evening and every Thursday evening. Every Monday of the month you’ll be able to read a post from one of the following categories: Life Mistakes, Life Lessons, Lifestory and Lifestyle. Every Thursday you’ll be able to find a new post on one of the following topics: Life Crisis, Life Motivation, Life Challenge, and Life Change.
The reason why I’ve taken this step is because I need to stabilize this part of my life which is hugely important to me, I want to hold myself accountable for regular writing in front of you all as well as I wish to give you more value to thank you for your time, support and trust. Your presence here matters a lot for me and it’s thanks to you that this place still exists. You’re all my biggest motivation to come back. To start over. To try again. I learn a lot from you. You help me change. You keep me going.
I’m completely aware that I may experience ups and downs, doubts and hesitations, setbacks and failures in my writing endeavor. But it won’t stop me anymore before coming back to the point where I fell down. Because if I give up on it, I’ll lose one of the most important parts of myself. Let’s give it a try then!
Do you easily give up? How do you overcome discouragement? What’s the most important venture for you?
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