4 Truths to Convince Yourself to Keep Going

“All things are difficult before they are easy” – Thomas Fuller

You want to quit. You can’t keep going. You feel uncertain about your abilities. You think you are incapable of achieving anything worthwhile.

You feel disheartened because even though you have been setting the right goals, maintaining a positive mindset, doing everything in your power and still not seeing the results you desire.

It’s almost as if you are uncertain about your abilities, and your journey but you are only certain of your failure, so you want to quit. It is natural to feel like quitting when you keep working hard and not see any significant results. It’s okay if you think it is hard or if you feel unmotivated at times, it’s normal.

If you are feeling too overwhelmed with everything, take a break. But keep going.

4 Truths to Convince Yourself to Keep Going

Stand up for yourself, your dreams and make it work. Keep working towards your goals despite any unfavorable circumstances you face in your life. Give your future self the opportunity to be grateful for the fact that you have the strength to keep going right now.

The following truths will help you to get a new perspective,  continue your journey towards your dreams, and always keep going.

1. Quitting will not make you better.

If you have a major goal, you have probably set it because you want to make a positive change in your life. You want to improve yourself in a certain aspect of your life.

If you quit before reaching your goal, how will you make that improvement? How will you see the change?

Quitting deprives you of your passion for making a worthwhile change in your life. When you want something so bad and worked hard to achieve it, by quitting midway, you will only end up regretting your decision.

Change your strategies if you need to, approach your situation in a better way but don’t quit.

You will be successful only if you persist.

2. It takes time to see significant results.

If you really want to achieve your goals, you must keep working towards them, day after day, despite any obstacle or unpleasant situation in your way.

Moving slowly is still better than staying stagnant and quitting. If you quit, you don’t even make that tiny progress. And if you don’t make progress of any kind, you can’t expect success at all.

The more resilient you are, the more likely you will be able to see valuable results. Be so sure of your abilities, that you don’t get affected by anything negative that comes in your way.

If you stick with your goals long enough, you will see significant results.

Also, stay away from the comparison. When you compare yourself to others, you become more impatient by witnessing other people getting ahead of you. Understand that everybody goes through different experiences and have a different way of approaching their goals.

You don’t know their story, you don’t know their journey.

It’s pointless to compare yourself to other people and feel unhappy about not getting the same results in the same time frame as them.

Instead, just focus on yourself and your journey.

3. Life is full of surprises and unexpected opportunities.

You never know you may come across an opportunity so good that would bring worthwhile changes to your life. And at that moment, you will thank yourself for not deciding to quit.

Keeping yourself open to such opportunities is crucial in the process of working towards your goals. If you quit, you will end up missing many valuable opportunities that could bring you closer to your goals.  Hang on, maybe you will get an even better outcome than you originally imagined.

We all try to make the most of our lives by making goals and plans. But a lot of things are not in our control. Many unpleasant things may happen, but there is an equal chance that something positive may happen as well. Be open to such goodness in your life.

4. You have become a better version of yourself.

Each time you take a step to get closer to your goals, you improve yourself in many ways. Be it making the decision to be better, or starting the journey to achieve your goals, it takes courage and conviction to just begin. 

Appreciate all the positive values you have inculcated in yourself until now. Do not underestimate the effect of even the smallest improvement you have witnessed your life.

Sure, the journey is hard. And you will be tested again and again. You will feel overwhelmed and confused, but that’s how you learn to bring out the best in you.

It is only when you put yourself out there and go through the entire journey, you unleash your true potential. You realize how strong you really are. You learn many invaluable lessons in the way, and that would help you in achieving your future goals as well.

You end up being stronger and more resilient than before. You don’t get easily affected by obstacles.

You become the type of person who can actually succeed and achieve all of their goals.

Just keep at it.


Jigeesha Muduli

Jigeesha is a freelance writer and a blogger at HopesUp. She writes from her experiences and through her articles, she aims to offer some encouragement to people who feel lost and dejected. When she is not writing, you can find her reading, practicing French and dabbling on the piano.

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