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Whatever you are facing – never give up

Ever thought that enough is enough? Do you feel you are all out of options? Have you tried and tried again, only to fail once more? If the answer is yes to even one of these or perhaps all three, then this blog is for you and it has one all-embracing message – never give up.

If you feel you have reached rock bottom then read on – what have you got to lose? If you are on the way into that dark pit of despair then reach out for this safety net because I can tell you that you have more power than you realise – you have just forgotten how to use it.

You might believe that life has this peculiar way of hitting people when they are down. It does seem that way sometimes, but it is not actually true. The reality is your lack of ability to deal with even the most trivial of issues because circumstances have done their worst and ground you down until you are no longer able to cope.

There are many stories over the ages where people have suffered extreme hardship and adversity and have managed to overcome their problems. Countless battles have been won against all the odds. I have lost count of the number of examples of those in poverty who have acquired great riches.

Look around at the legion of handicapped people who manage to lead by example, rise to the top of their professions by overcoming their disabilities and letting nothing stand in their way. They have shown that by a combination of determination, action and positive thinking that they will never be beaten.

Yes, I know you have heard it all before. I expect you are also fed up with all of those who keep saying how grateful you should be, because you have many things that others don’t. Being grateful for what you have and remembering to say thank you for those advantages is covered by other blogs on this website. Let’s concentrate for the moment on why you want to give it all up.

Maybe it has just got too much. Perhaps everything seems to have gone wrong all at once with a combination of bad situations and challenges such as job loss, broken marriage, massive financial problems or serious health issues.

These life changing events have the power to sap your strength and willpower until you feel you can no longer put up a fight. Most of us have been there at some time, when depression and anxiety take over and for a while there seems no way out. That’s when you must never give up.

At this moment the dark side is dictating the agenda and it will continue to do so until you say stop, but how do you summon the strength to fight back? There is one way and you do it little by little. Do not be afraid to ask for help. Be prepared to tackle those problems one by one and most importantly try to imagine how you want things to turn out. Focus on those goals and imagine that you have already reached them.

If you give up you can never get back into the light. It does not mean you have to change anything overnight – take baby steps and gradually things will alter. Never give up, never let these things beat you and always remember you are stronger than you think.

This applies to everything you do in life, whether you are looking for business success, riches, better relationships – your choice. Everything you desire is available and you have the power to make it happen if you wish.

Perhaps we should begin by looking at the kind of person you are. Maybe you have always rolled over when things started to get a little difficult. The Universe will deliberately put obstacles in your way if it thinks you are going in the wrong direction. This does not mean that you should give up at the first hurdle, it is simply a reminder that you might want to consider changing course a little.

If you take it as a sign that everything you are doing is wrong then you can never hope to succeed. Very few can get it right first time, it takes experience, a bit of trial and error, adjustments here and there. The road to success is littered with wrong turns and poor assumptions, but that does not mean you have to give up.

This applies to everything you do whether that be business, relationships, your health or even your greatest aspirations. The only thing that is stopping you from being the best in whatever area you choose – is you.

Col. Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame tried to sell his world-famous recipe to investors more than 1,000 times before finally succeeding – he never gave up – and there are many more stories just like this.

You might also like to know that NASA in the 20th Century never forgot that their main objective was to land a man on the moon, but in hindsight they had to admit that 98% of the time they were getting things wrong – how’s that for a story of never giving up.

So, let me ask the question – what’s your next step? Will you be giving up or are you ready to start fighting back?