Keep trying, don’t give up

By Brittany McLeod
April 10, 2008

There are things in this world that will push us further than we ever knew we could go. There are things that will destroy us, joy us and annoy us but nevertheless there is a life we have been given to live.

Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone has something to offer. We can make an impact on a daily basis. It may not be inventing a cure for cancer or a solution to global warming, but it is a contribution felt by everyone you’ve ever touched in this world.

We have all reached the point of exhaustion, where we would rather give up than keep going but we must believe there is a reason we should. It may be winning a championship, getting a promotion or having your heart put back together, but whatever it is, it is worth attaining.

It is the hardest thing in the world to look at someone you love who is on the verge of giving up completely. It is hard to look at them and ask them to keep going. It is terrible to feel helpless. But what we need to remember is that we must not give up either. We cannot give up on ourselves and also the ones we love.

Some of us have bad luck; where it seems we just cannot win. But when you think about it, trying has got to better than surrendering. It is incredibly tough to keep going when it seems you can do no right. Life throws a curve ball and we didn’t even know we were up to bat. Everyone has felt it. Everyone has experienced it. So why is it so hard to find a way out?

We struggle to find something to hold on to when nothing is going right. It’s easier to be lazy and sit around all day than it is to keep active. But don’t we get tired of being tired? We can’t let ourselves get sucked into a vicious circle that traps us in sadness and unwillingness.

Not everyone is given the chance for great things but it is not what you do, it is how you do it. Everyone can be great at something. Our friends, family, teammates and colleagues can only push us so hard. When we do have people around us who are helping us along the way, it becomes time to step back and take a look at the luck we’ve failed to notice. How lucky it is to have people who care enough to show they’re concerned or show they’re aware something is wrong. We must surround ourselves with people who are proactive. But these people only have so much they can give.

The rest is up to you. It is up to you to fight to the finish. It is up to you to work late. It is up to you to go out and find the one you love. It is up to you to never give up.

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