“Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true” –Leon J. Sueres
Humans naturally have the proclivity to quit in the cause of the pursuance of a given dream or set goal when in spite of significant efforts over a considerable amount of time, failure stares them in the face. The reality is that, we sometimes go through seasons in life where giving up seems the only logical option; seasons where nothing seems to work and where challenges seem to defy all attempts at proffering a remedy.
It is interesting to note however that people who have made their mark in the annals history and left indelible imprints for good in the sands of time such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi, Abraham Lincoln, Billy Graham, Hellen keller, Thomas Edison and the likes encountered long streaks of failures and disappointments in their life`s journeys. In such instances, giving up might have been an easier option but they chose not to give up. Their refusal to quit in the face of obvious failures and setbacks paid off, for in many instances their dreams eventually metamorphosed into realities. Thomas Edison once quipped, “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time”. So true!
The story is told of a miner who after digging at a mining site for a considerable amount of time called it quits in a state of frustration and disgust. He quit primarily because all his efforts seemed not to have yielded any fruitful results.
Months later, another miner came to the same mining site and after a relatively little effort broke through into untold wealth. The first miner was obviously closer to his goal than he thought. Had he known he was that close, given up would not have been his option. Elbert Hubbard was right on point when he observed, “a little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”
If ever you want to amount to anything in life; if ever you desire the realization of your goals and dreams – your only logical option is and will always remain to refuse to give up as long as that which you seek is ethically and legally right. Motivate yourself somehow. You may do so by praying, spending time with the Holy writ, listening to motivational messages or reading motivational books. Sir Winston Churchill, a former Prime Minister of Great Britain once remarked, “never, never, never give up”. It is said that this remark by this great leader was the full content of a speech he delivered at a particular public gathering. Sir Winston Churchill obviously knew its worth; the value of never giving up. I say to you, quitting is not an option; dare to stand your ground. You can; yes you certainly can.