6 Reasons When It Is Okay To Give Up

Reason 1: When nobody believes in you
Reason 2: When George W Bush is elected president for a 3rd term
Reason 3: When comedy is no longer funny
Reason 4: When the government removes your brain and makes you a robot
Reason 5: When the sun explodes
Reason 6: When you die

Obviously I am being sarcastic. It is NEVER okay to give up something you really want to accomplish. 

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
— Albert Einstein

People fail over and over again before finding success. Life can knock us down so many times, in so many different ways. It can get to the point that not trying, seems like a much better, less stressful option. But the people who achieved greats feats, did so by overcoming extraordinary obstacles. They persevered. 

It starts with your mind. 

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I know I can.
— The Little Engine That Could

If you don’t believe in yourself, you can not expect anyone else to. There is an amazing video on youtube that shows, 1996 US Olympic Gymnast, Kerri Strug falling and injuring her ankle on her first attempt at the vault. You only get two chances. Kerri limps as she walks back to complete her second vault. Check out the video below: 

*Warning - You may cry

 

Sometimes you just need to reach a little further. Success will be lurking around one those obstacles. 

If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.

What exciting and seemingly impossible thing are you about to give up on right now? What is the alternative if you give up? Is your dream worth giving up on? Of course not!


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