One-day-you-will-be-oldI don’t know how you feel, but there are times when I feel like giving up.

Perhaps not giving up altogether, but diluting my dreams, settling for second best and lowering the bar.

Whichever way you put it, it’s normal and is a part of most people’s stories, but just because your circumstances are difficult, your dreams have been delayed or you don’t feel motivated, you don’t have to stop.

So the next time you feel like giving up on your dreams (and there will be a next time), remember:

  1. The reasons you started in the first place,
  2. Maybe you are closer than you think,
  3. Writing down your goals makes them more tangible, so if you haven’t done that lately, do it again,
  4. It’s OK to doubt, it’s not so OK to stop,
  5. The greats (all of them) had reasons to give up, but the greats (all of them) kept going,
  6. Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you,
  7. Your critics are waiting for you to stop… prove them wrong,
  8. Your supporters (and there are more of them than you think) believe in you… prove them right,
  9. One day, you will be old and grey.  When you look back on your life, will you regret stopping?
  10. It’s going to be one heck of a story when you finally make it, but only if you make it.

I hope that these thoughts help.

They certainly help me.

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