Is there something you’d like to give up on right now? There have been many times that I have wanted to give up on things. Things like trying to communicate with my husband or continuing to help a close friend when they didn’t seem to be doing much to help themselves. I had thoughts of giving up when I first started training because I wasn’t making any money and I wasn’t getting any recognition for my efforts to be a perfect trainer while working ridiculous hours (5:30am – 7pm… CRAZY). Seems like the things that have challenged me the most in my life are the things that I am most proud of ‘sticking by’ today. So again I ask, what are YOU ready to give up on?
We always seem to stop moving toward a goal when we’re only steps away from finally achieving it. This applies to areas that I think everyone can relate to. How many times have you grown weary of waiting for:
- your financial situation to change after pinching pennies for months or years!
- a relationship to grow stronger after you’ve tried relentlessly to connect.
- your body to drastically change after months of regular diet and exercise.
- to finally get that promotion only to be passed up by colleagues over and over.
We all want to give up sometimes. Perseverance is no easy task. Sometimes the progress we’re making isn’t obvious so its hard to keep faith that what we’re doing WILL pay off! Since we never know how far away we are from victory or how long the struggle will last, I think its good to imagine that we’re very close. Because, what if we are very close? What if you’re running the FINAL lap in your race to victory right now? What if this is it? What if you’re only 1 LAP away from the finish line. Don’t stop short. Your victory is coming! Keep running! You’re almost there! Don’t grow weary, you’re situation will soon change! So if something is discouraging you, say to yourself, “I’ll keep running! I’m tired but I won’t stop because I may be on my last lap!” Don’t give up. Your victory lies ahead.
Live Well. Noell
AUTHOR: Noell Yanik