Never Give Up

It seems like whenever I take a moment to walk everyday, I always come back with something to say. It doesn’t matter what type of day I’m having. It seems such a thought comes to mind and the need to share it. So I would like to offer this one to those of you who may have those times as I sometimes do where I simply ask myself, “What’s the use?” and want to just give up and be mediocre.

Don’t give up.

We make mistakes. We say things we shouldn’t. We think things that we sometimes learn to regret, but don’t let that stop you from being what you can be. Do not give up.

Never give up, because “To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don’t worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”, never give up.

If you’re dealing with an illness or injury, don’t give up. You can make it and/or make the best of it. Don’t lose hope.

Take from the words of the historian, Charles Austin Beard when he said, “When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.” It may seem that you are at your lowest point, but understand that if it is true, then the only direction you have left to go is up. You absolutely can do this.

We simply must not lend space to fear.

When the dream killers in your life stalk you with their words of doubt, cynicism, grief, negativity, fear, hate and hopelessness, you look at how far you’ve come and consider all that you’ve been through and know that you can and will make it. You’ll make it as long as you do not listen to their negative reports of what you can’t do and do what you know you can do and make a mockery out of their doubts of you and your abilities. Understand that you can make it as long as you never give up.

I know who I may sound like, but it is our responsibility to keep hope alive. Hope is alive in us. But we must not just sit around hoping things get better, get up and do something to make it better. Change your thinking. Change your language. Change your attitudes. Admit your mistakes and what you need to work on, but don’t allow that to limit how far you are willing to go.

So much I can say, but to sum it up in three words; Never Give Up.

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One thought on “Never Give Up

  1. Every revolutionary/visionary never gave up as they were driven by what they saw as better for the many. Today we mourn an example … Steve Jobs. Yesterday we lost one of the last leaders of the Civil Rights era: Rev Fred Shuttlesworth … and the list can go on.

    It is easy to give up as obstacles can be numerous. Yet, because of the focus and determination of the hearty enough to keep going amidst the obstacles, today is a better place …. and tomorrow we will be able to thank others.

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