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Do you remember being a child and dreaming of what you wanted to be when you grew up?
When you set your sights on something you saw no obstacles in your way. That was what you wanted to be and nothing was going to stand in your way. So maybe after awhile it was replaced by a new dream, a new path you were determined to take, but still you wouldn’t see any obstacles in the way.
So why as we grow older, are our dreams less important? We can discard them and put it in the too hard basket when it seems like it isn’t going to happen.
We just give up and push it to the side like it never mattered.
Meanwhile it festers inside you. This longing that you choose to ignore. But you are just pushing it deeper and deeper. But it’s still there.
And it always will be until you deal with it.
Since I was a child, I always wanted to be a writer. There were other things I wanted to be at times, but writing was always something that I felt was ingrained in me. And even when I tried to give it up, I couldn’t. Nobody understood how much I loved to write, and they thought I was wasting my time on something that would never happen.
For so long I believed it. I stayed at a job I hated and I was miserable. I lost my focus in life and felt like there was no point to anything. Nobody believed I could do it, and I gave up.
But that feeling was always there over the years and wouldn’t go away. I tried.
Anything that I did get around to writing would get put in a drawer and forgotten about, or typed on the computer never to be seen again.
I had no motivation.
Then just over two years ago I decided to start this blog. It was something I decided to do for myself.
I didn’t know if anyone would read it, but it would be out there for people to read.
So I get to do something I love, and I like that I could be helping someone at the same time.
I’m nowhere near the dream I had as a child, but at least I’m making progress. And I’m not pushing it away anymore.
Tips For Accomplishing Your Dreams
Be realistic. There is no point wasting your time and energy and feeling defeated over something that is likely never going to happen.
If it’s important to you, don’t give up.
Focus on why you want it and don’t lose sight of it.
Wake up every day and decide to do the best you can. Be the best you can be.
Make a list of small steps or goals you need to do to get closer to achieving your dream. Put it up on the fridge, or somewhere you will see it every day. Let it motivate you.
Remember that nothing will ever be handed to you. You have to work for what you want. Fight for it. Do whatever you have to do.
Don’t wait for an opportunity to fall into your lap. Create your own opportunities. Make things happen. Otherwise you could be waiting forever.
Don’t let others tear you down, or make you feel like your dream isn’t important.
Find people with similar interests or goals, maybe through a Facebook group or other pages or groups. Often the people around you don’t understand why it’s important to you. It can be a great motivation to have people who understand and to share tips and advice.
Step out of your comfort zone and take a chance. Nothing ever happens there.
When You Feel Like Giving Up Quotes
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. – William Feather
The longer you hang in there, the greater the chance that something will happen in your favor. No matter how hard it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success. – Jack Canfield
Sometimes you will think you can’t take it another day. But if you hang in there, one step at a time, you will be able to accomplish more than you ever imagine. – Taya Kyle
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. – Henry Ford
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas Edison
There is no substitute for hard work. Never give up. Never stop believing. Never stop fighting. – Hope Hicks
Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up. – Randy Pausch
Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about – Winston Churchill
Positivity, confidence and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself. – Khalid
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. – Michael Phelps
If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. – Charlotte Bronte
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. – Nelson Mandela
Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound. – Simon Sinek
Don’t stop believing in yourself. Even if others do. It’s your dream. Not their’s. They probably don’t understand what it means to you.
If it’s too much and you need a break from it, take it. It will reignite your passion for it if you have been burning out.
And if it doesn’t, and you find yourself relieved or feeling free from it, then let it go and find something else you enjoy.
Life is too short to spend it on things you don’t find fulfilling.
Find your passion in life and don’t let it go. Go for your dreams. Reach for the stars!
Do whatever it takes.
There are plenty of success stories. That’s why you should never give up on your dreams.
Never think to yourself, “I give up,” because then chances are, you will.
Don’t give up.
Your dreams are worth more than you think.
How do you keep going when you feel like giving up on your dreams? Do you regret giving up on something?