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7 Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up(Even when you want to)

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Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up

I’m giving up!

I can’t see any result yet

My challenges overwhelm me.It’s getting the better part of me and I already feel like a failure right now.

Can you relate to either of them or all? I want you to know that you are not alone. Everyone feels and experiences it.

Life challenges suck!

It makes us question ourselves, our capacity and leaves room for self-doubt to creep in. And in such moment, we get drained of our mental strength. We can’t continue again. This leaves us no choice than to give up.

But hold on, why should you give up?

Here, let me give you reasons why you should hang in there and never ever give up.

7 reasons why you should never give up

1.You are alive; this is hope

You are reading this post right now. It means you are alive. It’s a plus and the most important reason for not giving up. There is hope for a life that’s still breathing, even a living dog is better than a dead lion. You have lots of opportunities. Opportunity to make your dream happen, be who you want to be, another chance to sit down and come up with another plan to start again. Now smarter.

It’s only those who are alive get such chance. Not the dead. When you don’t succeed the first time, you can try again. Your breakthrough might be next door. Giving up is not an option if you are alive.

2.Everyone passes through life challenges

The adversity of life is not peculiar to you. Everyone goes through the ups and downs of life.

Why is this so?

Life is not a smooth ride. There are road blocks and bumps here and there. Because you live on this planet called earth, you will face challenges. Everyone.

The more you understand this about life, the easier it will be to brace yourself up and handle challenges when they show up on your doorstep.
3.You owe it to your dreams

The ‘you’ within you have a dream. A dream that can only find expression outside.

I watched a young woman on TV two days ago. She came for an audition. The voice Nigeria. The host interviewed her before she went up to sing.There, she told the host she’s been on 20 auditions. The voice Nigeria is her 21st audition. She hasn’t given up. She won’t. Yeah, she told the host so. It has been her dream to become an artist and this might be the platform to help launch her dreams.

And you know what?

She sang so well that she got picked by one of the judges.

Ok.while yours might not be to become a singer, you do have a dream waiting to be birthed. Give yourself that joy of pursuing it and make it a reality. Nobody said it will be easy and effortless. Don’t deny yourself the fulfillment that comes with making your dream happen. When you live your dreams, you live life without regrets.
4.Nobody has got it all

Do you know everything?

You don’t. I don’t. No one knows it all. It is only human that we can’t figure everything out. Your challenges do not make you less human. We are bound to make mistakes, as we look for solutions to our problems. It does not make you less human. When you fail or don’t get it right, don’t give up. Pick yourself up, try again. There is no hard or fast rule about how many times one can fail.

It’s OK to admit not to know all. It’s OK to admit a fall. But they are not a reason to give up when we face them. They are only events, the result of a strategy that will not work. A fall, a mistake doesn’t define you. Rise up and move forward. Launch out again, now armed with tested strategies and the ones untested.

 

5No lesson or experience to gain

Life is a teacher; the more you live, the more you learn. Adversities are great teachers for life. If you give up on your dreams, how will you grow?

Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, failed many times before he got a breakthrough. His friend who went down to Thomas’s laboratory to see him asked him this question:

“Isn’t it a shame that with the tremendous amount of work done you haven’t been able to get any results?’’ Thomas replied him, “Results! Why, man, I have gotten lots of results! I know several thousand things that won’t work!”

If he had given up on his project, he wouldn’t have become successful. And even had to know a thousand things that will never work.

We grow through trial and error. Keep trying, but never give up. Your next attempt might be the key to your breakthrough.

 

6. The stronger the wind; the stronger the tree

What doesn’t kill you will make you strong. A verse from the Bible says, “If you fall in the days of adversity, how small is your strength. Life challenges make you strong. It exposes you to the inner strength you never knew you have. I can tell you that you become open to possibilities to help you overcome the challenge. You learn how to use life challenges to make yourself better.Here is a helpful post on how to fail and succeed

People are not able to get a grip on challenges because of how they perceive setback and failure. When you develop the right attitude towards challenges, you stop seeing them as one. Rather you start to see it as a strength booster. To make sure you don’t get discouraged and give up, when you face challenges, ask yourself these questions:

What can I learn from this challenge? How will I grow from it?

This will put you in a positive state. And a positive mind will make you embrace your challenge, seeing it as a learning tool.
7.You are the answer to someone’s problem

Have you for a moment thought that without your contribution or story, someone out there will be missing out?

If you’ve not heard it elsewhere then here it now, you are the answer to someone’s problem.The world will care if you give up. Yes, you didn’t give them the solution you have inside of you to cure the world of what ails it.

Do not for a moment think that you are here to fill a space on earth. You are here to contribute your own quota to make the world a better place.To tell your own story as a source of inspiration.Thomas Edison never gave up and today he’s a source of inspiration to many lives.  Look around. There are needs. People are looking to find comfort and inspiration. No matter how little, your contribution will speak volume.

You have what it takes to help someone out there. That God-given gift seats inside, waiting to be unleashed.

A whole lot of people have been there before you. They were courageous and stood their ground. They kept showing up till they became a success in their different field.

See..

Check out these inspirational quotes which will inspire and encourage you to never give up.Great minds have written them. They have been there before, but they never gave up.You can also be like them too.Here we go

Inspirational quotes encouraging you never to give up

“Remember that guy that gave up? Neither does no one else “_unknown

“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”_Vince Lombardi

“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.”_Roy T.Bennett

“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. “_Zig Ziglar

“When you feel like giving up, remember you held on for so long in the first place.”_ Unknown

“There is no failure except in no longer trying.” _Elbert Hubbard

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” _Thomas Edison

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” _Thomas Edison

“Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. ”_Conrad Hilton

“Never stop dreaming, never stop believing, never give up, never stop trying and never stop learnings.” _Roy T. Bennett

“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.” _F.Scott Fitzgerald

Summing it up

Today, you should make the choice to keep trying because you are stronger than you think and still alive.Everyone has their own share of life challenges.Challenges are not there to break you but to build you up.See them as opportunities to grow.You are not here on earth by mistake.You are here to fulfill a purpose.The world awaits you.

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Relationships:5 Classes Of People To Value

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Hiya lovelies! It’s another new month…beautiful and full of expectations.

A Happy new month!

Today, I’ll share a post I made on one of my social platforms,nairaland

You know life is all about building great and valuable relationships.So, this post will help us all as we journey through life.

Here we go…

“You don’t know the value of what you have until you lose it”.

TRUTH!!

Too often, we take for granted the people who deserve our gratitude, respect, and recognition.We don’t even know who we should appreciate, realize why we should recognize and value them…We never realize this, until they are gone.

If you don’t know the people to appreciate in your everyday walk, never take these people for granted.

5 Classes Of People To Value

1.Those That Worry About You: Trust me, not everyone goes around looking for ‘extras’ to worry about.Everyone has got their own personal issues to be concerned about.When people go ‘extra’ to see to your well-being, to check on you; they surely have your best interest at heart.Such people are rare to come by-Do cherish them.

2.Those That Correct You: Taking correction is hard.Most people see correction like that bitter pill we always avoid taking when the pill has come to make us better.Somehow, somewhere; we mess up, take correction and move on.That’s life.No one is above mistake, neither is anyone beyond correction.When people correct you, they only want to see you move on to succeed and take the right path.This act is love-driven.Don’t make light of corrections.We all need it to make progress.Respect such people.

3.Those That Are There For The Good Times And The Bad:’Success has many friends, while failure has no friend’.This popular maxim is coined from the human disposition.Everybody wants the good times, nobody wants the bad times.There are people who are with you for the benefit and when the benefit stops because of circumstances: they will turn their back against you, denying ever knowing you.When you have friends/people who are ready to stick with you through thick and thin, share your happiness and sadness: never let them go!Such folks come with the tag ‘priceless’.Appreciate them.

4.Those That Want To See You Do Well: Everyone wants to be an exact representation of ‘I am doing well’.A successful life is not gotten by mere wishing.There must be a deliberate move and effort.Everybody is striving to beat the other person to the side at all cost.It is survival of the fittest.People are just too busy to offer a helping hand, just a very few who throw in their support.For people/friends/family whose got your back, who go out of their way to support and lend hands to your elevation and success story: always keep and appreciate them.

5.Those That Tell You The Truth: One thing people hate accepting and facing is the truth.People prefer living in deception, lies just to keep themselves from pain.As bitter as truth is.it always set minds free.Truth never damages a cause that is just.It is always fulfilling and rewarding to know that choices and decisions we make are based on the truth.While it takes courage and strength to admit the truth: when people/friends tell and admit the truth, when they are being honest with you, never let them go.Value them.Honesty is a scarce commodity very few can pay for.

Holding people in high esteem is just one of the ways of appreciating their impact and effort towards your wellbeing.
Value What You Have Before It Becomes What You Had.

So, this is it! I hope this post helps you to build up great, strong and valuable relationships that will help you in future.
Do you have other class of people we should value? Use the comment box.
If you are yet to follow my blog, please do, for more inspiring and great tips.

Moving Forward

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Hi, Lovelies!! New Year greetings, New Month greetings…… from me to you all.

So, this is my first post for this year.I’m really excited to have you all on board 2017.

To all of you lovelies who were here on my blog last year……..A big thanks for your wonderful engagement here.You rock!

Let’s do more this year.

Also to my new readers and followers……thank you for joining us here too. Sit tight. We are all poised to live and become better.

New Year brings great opportunities and possibilities. The beauty of this New Year is that other past years doesn’t get to define it. The past years are just chapters in the story of your life; chapters that have been closed to usher you into a new chapter.

It’s simply a fresh start!

As it turns out, this is an opportunity to look at how you fared last year, evaluate your life to ascertain what you did right and what you did wrong………we all are in this together.

We all want to do more and become better each year. But, these dreams, aspirations are just not easy to come by

Why?

Because life does not give you what you want or desire. Life only gives you what you place a demand for. Placing a demand for your dreams and goals to become a reality means, fighting for your dreams.

It is working hard enough, seeking ways to realize them and believing that you can make it work out.

I don’t know how the previous years and month was for you: where you able to achieve something tangible, did you succeed in seeking meaningful relationships?

You see…….

Life is a process. You won’t get it all in a day, month or year. The most important thing is your decision and determination to make each day count for you.

The New Year and New Month is a great start to set your mind to go for the best.

Don’t allow the last or previous years to hold you back from experiencing another new level and opportunity this year

A new experience from within, new experience with friends and family, a new experience in your business and career. This post is a great help on where to start to make this year much better, meaningful and purposeful for you.

Now….

Will you make this year and month count?

Here is why I asked.

Every knowledge, advice, motivation and inspiration we get is as good as nothing without an action. For every decision you’ll be taking this year, you will have to back it up with actions to give life to them. That’s the way we know that you’ve truly resolved and decided to make this year count.

You don’t need lot of plans or goals to be a success.

What you only need is to be consistent and disciplined enough to live out each day. It’s true that ’the secret to your success is hidden in your daily routine.’

Concentrate on what you do each day because they’re summing up your 2017.

I’m much committed and determined to make 2017 count.

I’m much more, ready to make the sacrifice, go the extra mile to move to the next level and make this year happen for me.

You can as well….You will

2017 will be a great jolly ride.

We are going to have a great and purposeful ride.

Do you have any tips for moving forward? I will like to know.Hit the comment box.

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If you love this post, you might also like A Purposeful October

Healthy Dose Of Inspiration For Your Success

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A successful businessman was asked to mention the secret of his success, he quickly wrote down the following:

“After God, my work comes first: pleasure comes after duty. To achieve my goals. I schedule my daily, weekly and monthly priorities and focus on them till I see them through.”

Successful people live a planned, disciplined and focused life.

They don’t wake up with no laid down plan to run each day. Successful people have a target, goal or something that they want to pursue and achieve.-and they follow through. They don’t mix business with pleasure.

It’s so sad that too much kick for pleasure has stopped many people from being successful in life.
You cannot seek pleasure and success at the same time and expect to be successful. The body naturally loves pleasure-hedonism. It doesn’t want to be subjected to work and meaningful activities. So when you don’t plan and discipline your life, it will head towards a pleasure-seeking direction.

People and business fail for lack of a plan.

As a student or career (business) man, do you have a plan?
If you do, do you follow your plan through?

We all have 24 hrs. in a day each. The difference is what we do with them.
When you don’t put your time to good use, people with no plan and direction will use up your time.
The truth still remains that, there’s always something that wants our time and attention.

Your success in life is determined by how you use your time and what you spend your time on.

You will always become whatever you exchange your time for. Don’t just wake up and barge into the day.

  • Have a plan.
  • Have an objective.
  • Have a focus, more especially on activities that will give your life a meaning…and make you successful.

In conclusion,
Before you start your day, don’t forget to do these

Have a quiet time. Here, you come before God to take you through the day. It’s always an opportunity to prepare your mind for the day. Make it personal.

Schedule your daily activities. Scheduling your day helps you take charge of your life, monitor your activities and avails you to be on the lookout for distractions and time wasters.

Make it a habit…Successful people have great habits.

Always be focused on your goals for the day and follow them through.

Don’t mix business with pleasure. Learn to draw the lines.

Discipline your life, distractions are knocking every day.

Be deliberate with your time: use it or waste it.
You are going somewhere, don’t live your life anyhow.

Now over to you. What are your healthy dose of inspiration for each day?
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A Purposeful October

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With excitement, positivity, and purpose exuding here; I welcome you all my dear readers, friends, and lovelies to another new month.

It’s A Purposeful October!

New month, new plans, new goals, new strategy and approach, new relationships…..a new you is possible too!

This month is an opportunity, another chance, another shot to give purpose to all areas of your life.

  • Your Christian life
  • Your marriage
  • Your relationship
  • Your business and career
  • Your life
    And here is what you will do

 

To Your Christian Life
Do not become a mere Christian (I am from a Christian background is not enough).Seek to know God more, draw closer to God. Don’t be complacent in your present state as a Christian. Get serious and committed.Don’t just become a Sunday Sunday Christian only, take your Christian life to the next level by developing a personal relationship with God, accepting the gift of salvation to mankind.
Make a better Christian out of yourself each day.

 

“Christianity is a lifestyle, live like one.”

To Your Marriage
Marriage is beautiful. It is God’s idea. Make God the foundation of your marriage. Treat your marriage like a business (be committed, be determined).Marriage does not fail, people only fail in marriage. Work on becoming a better spouse. Know your place and fulfill your duties in marriage. Give purpose to your marriage.

To Your Relationships
Relationships don’t just happen, people make it happen. In your quest for relationships, seek purposeful relationships; relationships that will support your journey to fulfill the purpose for your life.
They are for a reason:
Be it in your home, protect your relationship with your family. Value your family. A family that is together will weather the storms outside.
Be it in your Christian life, move closer to God. Cultivate healthy relationships among brethren, do not forsake the gathering.
Be it in your business and workplace, grow relationships that will support your career. Treat your boss, clients and colleague right and well. To everyone, respect them.

To Your Business and Career
Your business is for a reason……profit maximization and customer satisfaction. Do not lose sight of why you went into business, your vision for your business. Don’t mix business with pleasure. Treat your clients like kings and watch them connect you to their wide empire. Customer satisfaction does it all. Boost your business by upgrading to the current trend. Your business and career are your means of income, don’t treat with levity.

To Your Life
A new you is possible. Keep working on yourself, your life is a process. You don’t need to see the whole staircase, just start with a step. Take that positive step, make that good choice, your choices work under The Principle Of Cause And Effect.
Your life is on assignment, give meaning and purpose to it.
Acquire more skills to help build your human capital and boost your productivity. Discover your talents and develop them. Be practical about your success.
Have faith in God
…..Make each day a better you manifesting. Don’t become a spectator, be a participant. The sky is large enough to accommodate everyone. Keep moving.
You have only one life, make it happen!
You will get there…:-)

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To Your Purpose Fulfillment!

I Will Wait For You-Janette…ikz

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Hi lovelies,I came across this poem by spoken word poet,Janette..ikz,titled “I Will Wait For You.”
She’s gifted,passionate and has a terrific way with words.

Her spoken words really resonate with every single lady out there.
We all want to be loved,feel loved but most times,our quest for love drives us out of God’s good,perfect and pleasant will for our lives.And when this happens,we find it difficult to let go and let God fix us up with ‘the one’ that He says YES to.
God knows the best for us,He wants the best for us and He will give us the best.

To all our single ladies(guys inclusive),this spoken words is an encouragement and inspiration to wait for God for him/her.Trust God’s timing.
Allow your desire to get married to align with God’s will for your life.
Just go about God’s business of fulfilling His purpose for your life.

I Will Wait For You….

So it seemed,
that it was cool,
for everyone to be in a relationship but me.

So I took matters into my own hands
and… ended up with him.
him, who displayed the characteristics of a
cheater, a liar, an abuser, and a thief.

So why was I surprised when he broke into my heart?
I called 911, but I was cardiac-arrested for
aiding and abetting,
’cause it was me who let him in,
claiming we were “just friends.”

It was already decided for me by the first date that
even if he wasn’t,
I was gonna make him “the One.”

You know… I was tired of being alone,
and I simply made up in my mind,

that it was about that time
so I decided to drag him along for the ride,
’cause I was always the bridesmaid and never the bride.

A virgin in the physical,
but mentally just a grown woman on the corner in heat,
who was tired of the wait,
so I was gonna make him “the One.”

he had a… form of Godliness,
but not much.

But, but, hey, hey, I can change him,
so I’ll take him, I mean he’s close…
enough.

Ready to sell my aorta for a quarter,
not knowing the value of it’s used to be. (use to me?)
Arteries so clogged with my will,
it blocked His will from flowing through me.
So, I thank Christ that His blood pressure gave this heart an attack,
that flatlined my obscured vision, put me flat on my back.

that it was about that time
so I decided to drag him along for the ride,
’cause I was always the bridesmaid and never the bride.

Through my ignorance, He saw,
so through my sternum He sawed & cracked open my chest
to transplant Psalms 51:10,
a new heart
& a renewed right spirit within.
So now, I fully understand,
better yet, I thoroughly comprehend,
how much I need to wait
for You.

See,
the bad thing is
that I knew he wasn’t you from the beginning.
’cause in the beginning was the Word
and he didn’t even sound or shine like Your Son

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks,
and all he could whisper was
sweet,
empty
nothings–
which meantnothing!

he couldn’t even have prayed when I needed him to,
asking him to fast would be absurd,
so, forget about being cleansed & washed with water through the Word.

But I know you,
you are already praying for me.
Even never having met me,
let me assure you,
I will wait
for you.

I will no longer date,
socialize or communicate with carbon copies of you

to appease my boredom
or to quench my thirsty desire I have for attention
and short-lived compliments from ‘sorta kindas.’

You know, he ‘sorta kinda’ right, but ‘sorta kinda’ wrong?
His first name: Luke,
his last name: Warm.

Aye,
I won’t settle for false companionship.
I won’t lay in the embrace of his arms,
attempting to find some closeness,
but never feeling so far, far apart
’cause, I just wanna be held.
♫ ‘Cause all I gotta do is say♫
“No!”

No more ‘almost sessions’ of
‘almost coming close’
passing winks & buying drinks,
and ♫I’ma,
I’ma,
I’ma flirt!♫
Who flirts with the ideology of,
“Can you just tell me how much I can get away with & still be saved?”

No more.

I’ll stay in my bed,
alone,
and write poems,
about how I will wait for You.

he won’t even come close,
our fingers won’t even interlock,
we won’t even exchange breath,
’cause I have thoughts that I’ve ‘saved as’ in a file that God has only equipped you to open.

I will no longer get weighted (waited?) down,
from so-called friends & family talks,
about the concern for my biological clock
when I serve the Author of Time.
Who is not subject to time,
but I’m subject to Him.
He has the ability to stop, fast-forward, pause, or rewind at any given time.
So,
if we could role play,
you would be Abraham & I would be Sara,
or you can be Isaac & I can be Rebecca–a servant’s answered prayer.
I am
bone of your bone,flesh of your flesh,
made up of your rib, Adam.

And once we meet,
like electrons, I will be bound to your nucleus,
completely indivisible
atom.

We even speak the same math:
1 + 1 + 1 = 3,
which really equals 1 if you add Him.

We were all created in His image,
but you have the ability to reflect, project & even detect
the Son.
If I were to explain what you look like,
you would have to look like a star–
a sun of the Son.
I would gain energy simply from the light that you shine on me.
I would need you in order to complete my photosynthesis.
I await your revelation, but once again from the genesis,
I will wait for you.
And I will know you
because when you speak,
I will be reminded of Solomon’s wisdom,
your ability to lead will remind me of Moses,
your faith will remind me of Abraham,
your confidence in God’s Word will remind me of Daniel,
your inspiration will remind me of Paul,
your heart for God will remind me of David,
your attention to detail will remind me of Noah,
your integrity will remind me of Joseph,
and your ability to abandon your own will, will remind me of the disciples,
but your ability to love selflessly & unconditionally will remind me of Christ.
But I won’t need to identify you by any special Matthews
or any special marks,
’cause His Word will be tattoed all over your heart.

And you will know me,
and you will find me,
where
the boldness of Esther
meets the warm closeness of Ruth,
where the hospitality of Lydia
is aligned with the submission of Mary,
which is engulfed in the tears of a praying Hanna.
I will be the one,
drenched in Proverbs 31,
waiting for you.

But to my Father,
my Father who has known me before I was birthed into this earth,
only if You should see fit.

I desire Your will above mine.
So even if you call me to a life of singleness,
my heart is content with You–the One who was sent.
You are the greatest love story ever told,
the greatest love ever known.
You are forever my judge & I’m forever Your witness,
and I pray that I’m always found on a mission about my Father’s business.

I will always be Yours,
and I will always wait for You, Lord.
More than the watchmen wait for the morning,
more than the watchmen wait for the morning,
I will wait.

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A September To Remember

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Hiya Lovelies!

I welcome you all to another month.It’s of God’s mercy that we were not consumed;His love has brought us into a new month.
And you know what?

A new you is possible too!
Make it a September to remember…..HOW?

Be Deliberate about your actions and actions.
“Everything you do or refuse to do is either moving you towards your goal or away from your goals.”
I set a goal last month to revive this blog:to be committed to it,do what God wants me to do here;reach out to you.I worked towards that goal and by His grace today,my blog is back! Yea,lol.This September is another chance to light up someone’s life,bless beautiful lives and share my thoughts wth you.

We all have goals.we all do,which we intend to achieve with a time frame.
It could be a goal to start up a business,to step up your walk with God,to stop a bad habit or activity which does not support your well-being,to end a wrong relationship,to improve on yourself.
Whichever,stick to your goal and work towards achieving it.It is all about:
*Making the decision
*Taking the right step
* Discipline,Commitment,Consistency and
*Committing your goals to God.

It is never too late to have a goal,have an aim.
Let’s make this a September to remember.

To A Purposeful September!

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Let’s fulfill purpose together.