Don’t Give Up On Yourself, At Least Not Yet

Believe in yourself when nobody else will

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People want to see results. They don’t believe in you yet because you don’t have any results to show. This doesn’t mean that you haven't been working but it’s something that everyone goes through.

You can’t blame people for thinking this way, the world is filled with different individuals who have dreams that they want to accomplish but never do. It’s safe to say that the process of making your dreams into a reality isn't easy but why do we not believe in each other?

The best thing that you can do is keep your mouth shut and put your head down. Don’t be the one who gives up on themselves after putting in minimal effort. There will be times where you will push yourself to the max and will still not get anything in return.

Your accomplishments are based on your perspective because there is always something to learn from putting in the work to be successful.

Let’s say you’re a writer and you’re not getting any views on your articles online. The following month you get five views which are better than zero. Some people will not think of this as an accomplishment and will still be disappointed in themselves. Or you can be somebody who sees this as a step in the right direction.

The only tough part about putting your best effort forward every time and not seeing any results is that you may start to feel like you’re running out of motivation and energy. It sucks, and it doesn’t help that nobody else can see your vision or nobody even wants to take an interest in it.

This is why you need to believe in yourself, be your biggest fan. Only you know your story and why you have the mindset that you have. If it’s anybody that deserves to be successful it should be you! You can’t give up on yourself now, at least not yet.

Don’t be the first person to give up on yourself

When you decided that you were going to start on a new side hustle or when you discovered what you wanted to do for the rest of your life, did you realize that you were going to take on a massive journey to get there? A journey that doesn’t come overnight but may last you a few years or a lifetime.

You had belief in yourself then, so why don’t you have that same belief now?

Well, obstacles come into play that makes you want to give up, and then you also have excuses to make you feel like you don’t have to work for what you want anymore.

These obstacles and excuses are not as big as you think they are right now. Look back on your life, do you remember some moments of stress that you put yourself through but when now thinking about it you didn't have to?

Your life starts with you and it ends with you, don’t give up on yourself now. Self-doubt is a very powerful concept that usually has the power to stop people from what they want to do.

You have a special type of confidence that is hiding inside of you. You need to figure out how to unlock it before it’s too late before the self-doubt that you have takes over your life.

Now, being the first person to give up on yourself may sound like that's how the process is supposed to go but it’s not. You don’t have to be the first person, many people will give up on you over time and this is where people love to quit, for some reason this is the most convenient time for them to give up.

Be different, when people start to lose faith in what you want to do use it as motivation. Let them be the first people to miss out on the opportunity that you’ve presented them with.

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You have more time than you think

Some of us have more time than others when it comes to age but when it comes to 24 hours it's all the same. Even though we don't all live the same 24 hours, we do have it.

Let me remind you of the cliche that says something along the lines of “we all have the same 24 hours but it depends on what you do with those 24 hours that matters.”

This is plenty of time to change your mindset, it may not be enough to become successful in your head but it’s all you need in order to look at life from a different perspective.

Practicing meditation can help you within minutes, learning more about your thoughts and how to live your life from a calmer standpoint.

How much time do you think you need?

This can be for anything but what if you had to accomplish that goal within a day?

Think about where you would start and how you would end. Doing things like this will help you to get started right away on your goals and aspirations.

How do you spend your time now?

If you spend most hours of the day telling yourself that you can’t do something then you won't make it very far when it comes to your journey to success.

If you spend most of your time taking action and giving yourself encouragement then you will always be close to that goal of yours.

Something that you should always keep in mind is that you can’t get time back. It’s not something that you can buy or trade-in, once it's gone it’s gone.

Not to be pessimistic about your situation but we only have so much time left on this Earth, what are you going to do with it?

What would happen if you were to give up?

Well, what would happen? The life that you live now is surprisingly better than if you were to give up. It’s true. Even though nothing is going your way right now, you still have things that you’re thinking about and you have a goal that you’re living for.

You would lack purpose if you were to give up. Purpose helps you figure out why you want to be alive, it’s the single reason why you get out of bed in the morning. It allows you to have some sort of motivation in this world.

Now imagine if that were all gone. Your good days would turn into bad days and your bad days would be even worse than they are now.

So, whenever you feel like your on the ropes and the world is against you, remember that you have a purpose. Everyone has a purpose, it's easier for others to figure out what their purpose is because they keep it real with their self. They are honest about what they’re good at and what they’re not.

Your purpose may not be clear to you now but just know that it will come to you soon. Look for your purpose and it will find you.

Do you think that if you were to give up on your life now that things would be easier?

Things might be good for a few weeks but eventually, you’ll miss the struggles that you had because the toughest parts about your journey are what make it beautiful in the end.

You can ask anyone who you consider to be successful and they will tell you that they wouldn’t trade the hardships that they had for anything in the world. Appreciate the struggle that you’re in now and learn to love it knowing that it’s leading you into a better place.

Giving up on yourself is taking the easy way out, which makes life no fun. Find ways to boost yourself up when feeling down and you will start seeing your goals coming closer and closer for you to accomplish. I’ll leave you with a quote from Wayne Dyer that says

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.”

A young adult who’s writing is geared towards self-improvement and self care. “We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

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