Hello. Sequel to my last post on The Reward of Perseverance, let me ask a question that will double as topic: WHY GIVE UP NOW?
Of course one of the best ways to equip your mind is to ask empowering questions; Questions that will promote the doctrine of resilience and trigger molecules of faith that makes any aspiration a possibility.
For instance, a well known fact remains that “money flows to great ideas, and the path to great ideas is through great questions.”
So let’s activate and energize ourselves by asking this one powerful question: “Why give up now?”
“Why give up now?” When no quitter ever gets a pat on the back…
“Why give up now?” When you have started trailing the path of stardom…
“Why give up now? When you are simply experiencing what others experience in the name of shortcomings, failures, etc….
The 19th century Poet Ralph Waldo Emerson quips, “that our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.”
Another sage expresses it this way “life is not about how fast you run or how you climb but how well you bounce.” Bounce back with a greater wealth of experience.
Why walk away now when “perseverance is the secret of all triumphs.”
a. Noah built the ark within 120 excruciating years!
b. Thomas Edison sent his assistants around the world searching for a suitable element for his incandescent bulb and he did over 9,000 experiments to perfect his research.
c. The authors – Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield had their book “Chicken Soup” rejected by 33 Publishers before it was accepted by one and went on to achieve international prominence.
d. The 66year old retiree and social welfare receiver – Colonel Sanders got so use to hearing “No” to his chicken recipe before Kentucky Fried Chicken became a global phenomenon.
My question again is “why give up now?”
“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions” says Robin Hood.
Hear Charles Spurgeon on why you should never contemplate throwing in the towel: “for by perseverance the snail reached the ark.”
On October 29, 1941 UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill visited Harrow School to hear the traditional songs he had sung there as a youth, as well as to speak to the students. When he was invited to give a speech, Churchill stood before the students and said:
“The pessimist sees the problems in every opportunity, whereas the optimist sees the opportunity in every problem. Never give in; never give in; never; never; never; never – in anything. Great or small, large or pretty, never give in except to conviction of honour and good sense.”
So school yourself with every reason not to give in!
POINT TO RUMINATE ON: “Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.”
Authored by: Anointed Enoh