We all face obstacles when it comes to success; whether it’s professional success or personal success. There are times where you think you are at the end of your rope and you can no longer push forward. Or when your support system isn’t so “supportive” anymore. There will always be challenges to face, and even though giving up may seem like the easier option, it isn’t. Ask yourself a couple questions before you decide to completely give up on yourself.
First and most importantly, ask yourself WHY you started your journey. Why did you decide to pursue your dreams? Everyone has a why. You obviously had a good reason for committing to your plan in the first place so why quit now? Odds are you still want those things as much as you did before; you just stopped believing in yourself.
Second, what is the worst thing that could happen if you continue on your journey? Do you think people will be disappointed in you? Or they will think you are a failure if you still don’t succeed? In all reality, no one else is going to judge you like you judge yourself. If you don’t continue, you will never know what could have been, or what you would have learned or achieved. Do you really want to wonder for the rest of your life what you could have accomplished if you hadn’t given up so soon?
Last, think of how much time and effort you have already put into this idea or plan. How much have you already invested? Is it really worth throwing away? Think of what you have sacrificed so far; don’t let that go to waste. Sacrifice for a purpose and have an end result to justify that sacrifice.
Giving up on yourself and your dreams should never seem like the easier option. Always think about how far you’ve come and how much you have given up to get where you are. Yes, success is hard, tiring, and sometimes frustrating; but giving up is not going to make all of that go away and make you feel better. Honestly, it will make you feel worse. So push through your insecurities and remember WHY you started.