Never say Never

Sometimes in life, challenges come and it is very hard to find success or make things right. At these points, we get to a part that makes us want to give up. These periods may be so traumatic that all hope might be lost. In these situations, people, much to their chagrin think it is better not to try at all than try and fail. How wrong could this be? There have been stories of men that went through rough patches but kept going against all odds to have a taste of success, they wanted a taste but what they got is more of a taste, they got the whole “tasty” meal. They wanted to have a comfortable life, but they got life itself. A breakthrough is not far off as long as there is perseverance. It is perfectly normal to hit points of negativity when it seems all is impossible, at this stage; the thought of giving up becomes paramount and easy, so easy that it seems like the best thing to do. But giving up make us miss out on positive results and what comes with that is nothing but regrets. It is worthy of note that no matter how soon, regrets are always too late. It takes much iteration to achieve positive results. If we can see every foiled attempt as a challenge and forge ahead with the sole aim of achieving our set goals, it might be worth it. The two brothers that invented Aeroplane had to make do with so many disappointments but they didn’t see every iteration as a failure but rather a way of improving themselves because each test gave them new information which went a long way in improving their next model until they found one which worked and changed everything. Now, their names will forever be in the books of history. Not getting it right at the first or subsequent tries is not a sign to quit but it is simply a way to keep learning and knowing how to do it better. If birds can fly, why can’t we? Everybody knows that instant success is nothing but a myth. Nobody rises to fame overnight but there have been stories of people who hit the limelight in a flash. This is not always true, what looks like a sudden rise to fame is always preceded by tons of hard work or struggle. The journey to success is a long hard one, but when it “clicks”, we tend to focus on the last mile and forget all pains and difficulties experienced during the course of the rigorous journey. Life doesn’t work with myths, it works with actual facts and instant success is a myth which will be better not to dwell on. It only leads to frustration. Pablo Picasso said “Action is the foundational key to all success”. Anything worthwhile requires a great deal of action. Humans as shown like easy and comfortable things but nothing is easy on this earth. Anything we boast to have taken us at least an iota of effort to get. But sometimes our laziness get the better of us and make us do things that we ordinary would not have done and this bring the effect of trying to give up because we shrink from the effort and try and convince ourselves that we don’t need that goal. The truth is, if something is left undone, another person will see it and get it done. The world only knows whoever finishes a task, not the one who started it. To get up, do not give up. The diamonds are close, continue digging. Finally, it is probably best to know that the past does little to determine the future. The fact that we experienced failure at one point of our lives does not mean the future holds the same fate. Abraham Lincoln as a model faced many challenges in his political and personal life, but the last thing he did was give up, it was never for once an option. Gradually, he started to rise in the political hierarchy of the United States of America and became by far, one of the greatest presidents the world has ever known. He did not let his past overshadow his future, he did not let his failures mar his potentials. He never did give up, he knew giving up does more harm than good and he did  just well to avoid that. Let whatever is in the past stay in the past. Every new day signifies a new beginning.

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