Life is tough. There’s no doubt about it. Life likes to play with us. It fools around. Just when everything seems to be going all right, it will send a disaster to you. When you’ll be overflowing with confidence, enjoying things, having a feeling that you are on top of the world, you are the best, you can achieve anything, which is exactly when life will play its game & strike you hard. You won’t be able to understand what just happened and you’ll just trip and fall.
But you are a warrior. You don’t quit so easily. You will soon get a hold of yourself and try to get back up. You work hard; believe in your dreams, in yourself. You say to yourself- NO ONE CAN STOP ME, and you start seeing positive results again, soon.
It motivates you even more. But this time, you control your feelings and instead of enjoying, you move forward continuously. You stay motivated and start seeing some more results. Positivity builds up. And again, here comes a brick and hits your head.
You will want to give up
A brick that life threw at you. You fall again. You try to get up again. You get beaten up again. This goes on and on and on until you hit rock bottom. Negativity tries to seep in. You begin questioning life. You begin doubting yourself. You start losing all the hope. Your mind, your body, and your spirit- everything starts getting numb. All your energy has now drained out. You are ready to give up, give up on trying. Give up on getting back up. You are ready to accept the next possible exit. You don’t care whether you like it or not, whether it is what you want to do or not, whether you will be happy doing it or not. All you know is that it’ll be better than falling again and again and losing hope.
But, my friends, that is exactly what you should NOT DO. Because, such exits are always there, present in life. When life hit you for the first time, you had a choice- Fight or settle. You decided to fight. When you fell again, there were again two choices- to fight or settle. You fought again.
Similarly, this time too, just fight, endure it, if you have been through so much, don’t give up, don’t give up after coming this far. Keep going. You have already hit rock bottom? Well, you can’t go any deeper; there is nothing left now that you can lose. So, try again- one last time.
Don’t take the next immediate exit just because it seems better than failing again and again, instead it means that you are accepting the failure. It means that you have accepted the defeat. You gave up.
Believe me when I say- Once you give up, it is next to impossible to get back in the game. It is not about who can hit harder, it is about who can get hit harder. A Famous boxing quote that is valid in all areas of life.
I know life is tough. But you are tougher. Just when you’ll be ready to quit, give yourself ONE MORE CHANCE. Say to yourself, “Let’s try for the last time, I can always quit the next time.”
And that is when your life will bounce back and things will fall in place. Life will surrender to you and you will become what you always wanted to be.
Whenever I fail, this quote helps me to try one more time. “I didn’t fail 10,000 times, I just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Edison