Keep Going. No Matter What.

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”Calvin Coolidge

They say it’s not how good you are, but how good you want to be.

They say it’s all about will power.

I agree.

When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, “Try one more time.”
Hope. Man’s greatest strength and biggest weakness.

People used to believe in the power of intelligence when it came to success in life. IQ was believed to be the determinant factor in the quality of one’s life. Then it kind of changed. Emotional intelligence was found to be more important.

Recently, though, we are beginning to understand that hope is what truly makes the difference.

The ability to believe with all your heart that your fortune will change, that you will become who you want to be, regardless of your situation today, regardless of how you’re feeling right now.

The ability to do what’s important, even when you don’t feel like it, because you hope that your efforts will pay off sometime in the future.

“Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits.”Robert Brault

You are reading this post because I have been writing for almost 14 years. You are reading this post because I spent 10 of those years writing by myself, with no one to support or encourage me.

Actually, everyone (friends, family) told me to quit.

They told me to be realistic and just do what normal people do.

“Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.”Elon Musk

What do normal people do anyways?

They give up easily? They settle for less than they desire? Less than they deserve?

I don’t know, but if that is one of the components of being normal, call me whatever you like, but I am glad I’m not normal.

“When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

When I first started writing, someone told me that I was either fourteen or a retard. They said I’ll never make it as a writer.

A few more said kind of the same thing.

And, yes, I was fourteen years old, and, yes, I was writing crap.

But guess what?

I didn’t give up.

No matter how hopeless everything seemed, I kept on writing.

Even if it meant the end of me, even if it meant me starving to death, writing stuff that no one would ever read.

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.”Walter Elliott

I failed and I failed and I failed. And I keep on failing. And I keep being told “no.” And I struggle to write, struggle to gather ideas, struggle for inspiration or motivation, and there are days when it seems as if all is lost…

Days when I don’t feel like writing. When I feel bored or lonely or whatever. Days when I feel depressed, tired, suicidal.

But guess what?

I laugh inside at all these feelings. Because underneath it all lies something, some force, some part of me that knows it’s invincible.

A part of me that will never give up without a good fight. A part of me that knows it’s impossible to beat someone who doesn’t give up.

24 thoughts on “Keep Going. No Matter What.

  1. To have strong endurance in anything in life is an admirable trait. This post definetley displays that good things don’t come easy but it is well worth it in the end as long as you put in the discipline, hard work and willpower.

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  2. There are no short cuts or avoiding putting in the hard yards to achieve what we were born to do. Some people may shine like a shooting star but how often their light fizzles out soon after because they haven’t built solid foundations. The voice in our heads and the unhelpful negativity from those close to us is a constant battle but we need to breakthrough. I believe in hope and I am so thankful to those who don’t give up because the world would be a sadder and bleak place without their contribution. Hang in there, Christian. Not everyone will get you but others will!

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  3. I am exactly like you. Many times I am told to stop or to give up writing ✍🏻 but I persevere to exploit my passion, writing ✍🏻 where to tie a knot. No never will!
    We will keep going…thanks for sharing ❤️

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