Never Say “Quit”

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It has been a long time since I sat down to write and I missed it. Today, I want to write about how life interferes while we are busy making plans.

Life can be unforgiving, twirling us hard, hitting us against obstacles and challenges daily. We just need to keep on going.

These past two years have been very challenging for me due to travels and unforeseen situations in certain environments. What I learned is not to lose hope. As I heard from someone who lived to be 100 years old, you just have to plan every day and continue forward. Do everything the best you can in anything you do each day. The rest, anything you cannot change with no power to make a difference, simply let it go.

Decide every day to be happy – no matter what. Stress is self-induced and over-rated. Yes, there are times when we all reach our limit, but what if we decided not to be affected by the negative (news, attitudes, etc.)?

What if we started extracting negativity from our lives? What if we avoided miserable people who can steal the energy out of us in minutes?

Do you come into contact with positive people? Always try to be close to them. They will only lift you up.

The hardest thing in life is to keep being inspired with all the good that can happen to us even while in the meantime we are faced with challenges. That is where many of us despair, lose confidence or get depressed.

Believe me there is light on the other side. You just have to go through the darkness first in order to appreciate the sunshine.

There were times when I thought of letting everything go; no more trying. But there was always this voice inside that was telling me, “You came so far – for what? You have to keep on going.” And, that’s what I did.

Do not lose hope. Believe deeply in something or someone. A friend, a loved one can help on your path. Sometimes, even a stranger can help. It is always better to have someone with whom to talk and walk together.

Sometimes we come so close to finding our calling in life, but because of all the difficulties that life throws us we fall short of reaching our goals. Persevere no matter what. Yes, life can be cruel, but yet so beautiful. You have a choice in perspective – no matter what.

Find a reason why you want to do what you are doing. Why? For whom? Yourself? Your loved ones? And, before you go to sleep at night, remember that “why”. The next day before you start your day, remember it again.

Why are you doing what you’re doing?

It is to find your freedom?

Is it to help others?

Is it to change your work circumstances?

Whatever that “why” is, let it guide you to persevere no matter what.

Expect difficulties and be prepared to handle obstacles. Have the attitude that “I can”.

Once I read somewhere that if you want something out of life bad enough, the Universe will conspire to offer it to you. You just have to keep going.

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Posted: March 23, 2015

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