In life you will hear more noes that yesses and you will encounter a lot of closed doors. Don’t take it personal and doubt yourself. Like you many people had a lot of doors slammed in their faces, but you know what some didn’t let it stop them. They kept knocking. They kept pushing and their persistency eventually paid off. There is nothing that can stop someone who is determined to succeed.
It takes determination to see your dream come through. It takes believing in yourself when others don’t. It takes telling yourself I can when others tell you, you can’t. It takes getting back up when you fall and learning from your mistakes. It takes pushing forward when you feel like giving up. Remember if success was easy everyone would be successful. So keep working at it until your dream becomes your reality.
Life might not have dealt you the right cards, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. You may think your situation is bad but there is always someone else worse off than you.
I once heard a story of a man who was ready to give up on life. Things were hard, he couldn’t get a job. He had no money. He couldn’t even afford food. He felt as if he had come to the end of road. He was tired of struggling so he got a rope and climb into a tree. He had a ripe banana and he peeled it and threw the skin to the ground. While he sat there up in the tree eating his banana another man came along picked up the banana skin off the ground and ate it. The man climbed down from the tree because he realized that although his situation was bad there was someone worse off than him.
Be Eager to Succeed
Success will take time. It seldom happens overnight. You can liken it to the growth a child. A baby isn’t born walking, they go through stages. First the child learn to sit up, then he learns to creep, after which he learns to stand, and then he takes that first step. A child does not take that first step thinking I might fall. No, he does it with eagerness. He is filled with excitement and happiness when he takes that step. And if he falls, he doesn’t stay on the floor and indulge in self pity. No, he gets back up and with the same eagerness, tries to take another step.
Be eager to succeed. Let that eagerness propel you forward. And if you fall, get back up and with that same eagerness, try again. Life is not about giving up, but rather it is about taking those baby step until you master your goal. Life is full of people who started out with bright ideas. However, some encountered set backs and gave up. The ones who achieved success were the ones who took everything that came at them, but stood resolute, refusing to give up. Be one of those people.
When life’s problems overwhelm you, know that you are not alone. God will listen to your problems. He understands. And when you feel you are losing hope, know that just as he takes care of the birds and all living creatures, he will take care of you!