That moment you feel like giving up is the moment you should keep on fighting. Every setback you have makes room for an even greater come back.
So next time things are absolutely shit house and you consider giving up regardless of how hard you have worked, take a moment and make a choice - are you going to give up everything you have worked for and go right back to where you started from or are you going to dust yourself off and try again?
First things first break down why you are thinking of giving up?
Is it because of;
1. Something someone else said? > FUCK them and FUCK their opinion.
2. Fear of failure? > Fall down 9 times get up 10!
3. Too much pressure? > Guess what diamonds are made under pressure
4. Too much competition? > Doesn't matter what you do there will ALWAYS be competition.
5. Its too much hard work? > If its too much hard work you obviously don't want it badly enough
6. You're not seeing results? > Chill bro Beyonce wasn't built in a day. have faith!
I write this as it was an important lesson of my own journey and there has been more times than I can count where I wanted to give up and just QUIT my dreams all because of the bullshit that came out of someone elses mouth, but as time goes on you realise Dr Seuss was right " be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"
Giving up is easier than committing to something that is hard - obviously but I refuse to go back to a soul destroying job so I will continue to chase my dreams regardless of who agrees with them or not.
So my message to those who actually took the time to read this is don't give up. All the tears, sleepless nights, break downs, grey hairs & stress will be worth it sooner or later.
Take a breath and repeat after me.....
I CAN DO THIS
I CAN DO THIS
I CAN DO THIS
How much precious time have you spent worrying about what others think of you? wondering where you went wrong or what you did wrong? I'm betting quite a few of your reading this are saying "yes".
Personally I have wasted countless hours worrying about things out of my control starting from the late years in primary school then all the way through to high school... continuing all the way through to mid 2016.
Fuck! I wish I felt the way I do now starting in the year 2000, I have wasted so much time giving a fuck about things I had no control over. I wish I knew back then what I knew now and that is not to worry about what others think as its more a reflection on themselves, Also their opinions won't pay your bills therefor are invalid.
Sometimes you simply just grow apart from "friends", or sometimes there is a lack of communication which leads to harsh feelings and a build up then things end without an explanation and that is one of the troubles with the time we live in now is communication itself, instead of a conversation people now can send a clear message by deleting someone off social media or writing a vague status on Facebook waiting for people to ask questions - still makes me laugh that this is the time we live in - we've gone from carrier pigeons to posting something in 2 seconds.
So if you're actually reading this my message to you is if people don't like you or understand you, its their loss. I wish I had this information years ago instead of wasting countless nights replaying scenarios in my head trying to pin point the exact moment the situation all turned to shit. Yes. I have an acquired personality some people just don't get me or my sarcasm but that's cool my care factor is now 0, I am on a mission and that doesn't include any haters or energy thieves .
Remember for every person that doesn't like you there are ten more who will like you exactly as you are, so find those people and get rid of the others.