Don't Give Up On Your Dreams
Today I write this message from a place of feeling very discouraged. I write this from a place of feeling tired by things that are going on around me. I write this from a point of acknowledging that every day is different from the next. If you are going through such a time, tooday I am you and I share this word of encouragement to uplift you and I both.
There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren’t the way you had hoped they would be. Times when you try so hard to smile on the outside while you are dying gradualy on the inside; today is such a day for me.
It is during such times that you shouldn’t give up. That’s when you have to tell yourself that things will get better, just like I am telling myself today.
It is true that you may be feeling disappointed because even your closest friends may have let you down. They made promises they couldn’t keep and now all of a sudden you feel alone, disappointed and probably angry. It could be because of the loss of a loved one, and questions like "why did they have to go" keep flooding your mind. It could be because some insenstive and selfish person at work forgot what it means to work as a team and instead went ahead and did something that hurt your professional image. It could be that you have so many financial obligatioins to meet but your account balance reads negative. It could be that your marriage or relationship is heading south. Your kids could be driving you up the wall and you might be wondering where you went wrong with them. It could be .....
I can try list all possibilities but I will not manage to enumerate them all. Only you know what challenges you are going through right now. Only you know what is discouraging and disappointing you at this point in your life.
However, no matter what you are going through, those are the times when you must never give up hope. Those are the times you need to focus on your life and believe in yourself more than ever before. Why do I say this? Because no matter what you are going through, every problem has a solution. Every question has an answer. Just because you do not have the solutions today does not mean you will never have them. This is not the end.
I say it's not the end because today’s test will bring tomorrow’s promotion. Today's hardwork will bring tomorrow's breakthrough. Today's tears will be tomorrow's cheers. But this will only be achieved, if you don't give up. Many of us give up when we are so close to that breakthrough. We forget how long we've held on, and why we held on in the first place. We give up when we are so close to getting the treasure, like the guy in the picture above.
You cannot manage to hold on when things are tough when you don’t tune your mind to the right frequency. You need to tune your mind to be positive. You need to start being positive. You need to be strong and believe strongly that this is just but a temporary situation. You also need to remember that it is during this time when you are discouraged, down, defenseless and almost falling that many will try to ensure you stay down.
Please do not let yourself fall because if you do, they will step on you and finish you. So keep growing stronger every day. Trust in God. Stay on truck and don’t divert. Stay focused. Be very positive minded. Be determined. When you do, the darkness that is currently enveloping you will be over. There will be new opportunities that will emerge for you. And your light will shine again stronger and brighter. And you will flourish and be successful even in the hardest and toughest situations.
To all of us who are going through challenges right now........