14. Never, never Give Up
It can be said when everything goes like clockwork.
When everything is fine.
When there are no significant obstacles in your life.
What about when everything is falling apart?
That’s when it’s all against you. When you would rather sink into the ground and hide from the world.
Yeah, then, these words, short and strong, look like an illusion.
Something that is somewhere far, far away.
We’ve all been in this place before. Everyone deals with this differently.
I think it is best to look at it from this perspective.
It’s not so bad now that it couldn’t get any worse. I am better than I could be, and I have all the strength and power in me to move to a higher, better step in my life. So kick yourself in the butt and start working because it just won’t move on its own.
There is no retreat and no surrender.
Most of all,
NEVER, I MEAN, NEVER GIVE UP.
Life is full of ups and downs. Everyone should be aware of this and accept the low points in life as part of the life path. I come to my senses with another thought.
It can’t do anything worse than killing me. If and when I leave this world, I will start a new journey. With a new body, new opportunities, and new challenges.
This week I also had one of my loyal readers replying to my mail. As my reply to her email, I shared one of my long and, I think, one of the better speeches for the times when you are entirely on the ground. I think you, too, deserve to read this very motivational quote.
“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!”
– Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa
Till next time.