Have you ever had a huge dream? A dream that maybe you thought was too big to ever come true? Better yet maybe a dream so big no one else believed in it either.
I just started watching this show Once Upon A Time thanks to Netflix and countless people telling me I would like it. In this show this little kid believes that everyone in this town is actually storybook characters’ but they have all forgotten who they are. Obviously when he tells them this they don’t believe him simply because his dream is too big. At this moment his dream and passion has failed.
When you have tried your dream and failed you have two different choices: Keep trying or give up. To keep trying right after a defeat is a task very few people will ever go after. Very few people can hang in there when life gets challenging for them.
Now that I’m trying to start blogging along with other things to help encourage and grow people…. It has not been easy. Not many people may read my blogs, watch my videos, help are charity events, or listen to me speak but it is a big dream. I do my best to create great content and find that not everyone shares it on social media but it is a big dream. 5 months ago when I started this every day has been difficult to get through and each day has presented an easier choice of something to do, just quit.
What if I quit my dream and passion though? How many people would not be encouraged? Even if it’s just one life changed! What if you quit your dream? What impact would you have? Would you let down yourself?
While there’s still more room for me to grow and get better by each day of me not giving up I am growing. Each day you don’t quit you keep growing!
I want to share with you some qualities of people who will never quit on their dreams so that you may adopt them into your own life to keep your dreams going!
1. “No” is never an answer
Do not let peoples answers, ideas, or opinions end what you believe is possible! The only person who should have a final answer to your own dreams is you! So NO matter what anybody else says, believe in yourself.
I always use a no from someone as fuel to make them want to someday say, “Yes I was wrong”. So no matter what is said by others always say yes to yourself and your dreams. Even a no, is not permanent; it is just a temporary answer until you get them to someday say yes.
2. See every rock as a steppingstone
It at times will feel like you’re stumbling over many rocks, but every rock is a steppingstone to get closer to your destination. Michael Jordan missed many shots but even he will tell you it made him a better player. Once you learn everything that makes you miss you learn how to make each shot.
Think of each obstacle you endure as preparation for what is next to come. Each obstacle is a way for you to improve and become better. The people who see each challenge as a way to get closer to success are people who will never quit.
3. See “Dead Ends” as a time for creative solutions
When obstacles prepare you for something to come there are also times where you hit dead ends. When you hit what you think is a dead end though there is something you can learn out of it. You find the problem and find a creative way to fix and improve it. You need to see how you can improve and then how you can make it work into your favor!
4. Look to come back better
People who don’t quit know that the further back they fall or the worse off they are, the higher up they’ll be able to go next time. Whenever you fall behind or fail, you’ll gain a huge learning experience and an understanding of what didn’t work. The more insight you gain from failure, the quicker and faster you’ll move forward. Move On.
5. Know that success comes after failure
The most successful people in the world are the people who have failed the most. Babe Ruth had many strikeouts and Michael Jordan missed some big time shots. The authors who were rejected became best-selling authors. Yet they all say there success came from their failures. Inventors who failed 100s of times created electricity and cars.
The products that failed led to creative products. Failure is the breeding ground for success.
6. Learn, improve and try again
Those who never decide to quit will learn from their mistakes and get insights from their failure. They move forward in life with the lessons they have learned. They make adjustments to improve in what they do. Every time they try and fail, they learn and improve.
They don’t let temporary obstacles become permanent walls. They keep moving forward.
NEVER GIVE UP : NEVER STOP BELIEVING : NEVER STOP FIGHTING