By Jrm

August 12,2020

Never Give Up!

We heard a great quote recently & it really resonated with us – ‘fall down seven times, stand up eight’.

We’ve certainly been presented with a continuous stream of challenges of late, so it seemed appropriate to acknowledge “International Never Give Up Day” and encourage everyone to take a moment to reflect upon how far they’ve come, and to recognise all the challenges that have been overcome.

Very few people get it right the first time. Did you know that 1,009 people rejected Colonel Sanders’ chicken recipe before he finally decided to launch his own restaurant? Imagine if Walt Disney gave up after he was fired for lacking imagination, or if Stephen King put down the pen after his first book was rejected by 30 different publishers, or if Bill Gates gave up after his first invention flunked. Thankfully all of these now successful people stood up and never gave up.  

If you, or someone you know is facing challenging times, here are some tips on how to master the art of never giving up:

  • Pause. Step back, take a break & change your scenery – it might just give you a whole new perspective on whatever issue you’re facing. Taking a break will help you find the strength you need to carry on.
  • Find something that motivates you. We all have something that keeps us going, that helps us strive for our next goal and that helps us improve who we are. Find that little something and think about it obsessively.
  • Recruit your resilient tribe. Surrounding yourself with strong, supportive people is a game changer. Seek out those people and immerse yourself in their company!
  • Be honest with yourself. If something isn’t working, change it. It takes guts to take the unknown path and people will admire your courage.
  • Choose positivity – whilst this can sometimes be challenging, choosing to focus on the good things has a knock-on effect with those around you.
  • Be Grateful – when it’s simply too hard to be positive, be grateful. Write a list of ten things you’re grateful for and repeat this every day. We all have something or someone to be grateful for.

Never forget, ‘fall down seven times, stand up eight’.

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