There Is No Future In Giving Up

What future is there, in giving up?
How often have you heared stories about how people gave up, just before they reached their expectation?
Are you in the habit of truncating processes simply because you did not encounter your desired result at the expected time?
Have you not realised that neither worry nor anxiety has ever contributed positively to any situation, how much more; hopelessness?
My point is that we often have expectations, and because we equally have challenges; we backout.
Is it possible to have a victor without a battle or a winner without a contest?
Dreams are pictures or scenes that keep us going each day, inspiring us towards a better future. Without hope, dreams cannot have life. Dreams are the seeds that grow into a beautiful future, if they are properly nutured.
Nuturing dreams involves acquiring knowlege, skills and experience that both enhance and emphasise the possibility of achieving them.
It takes processes to arrive at certain destinations.
Certain steps are required to achieve certain results.
Giving up on the process is simply giving up on the results as well.
I once saw an interesting comic representation or cartoon of a man who was drilling, digging into or cutting through some sort of wall with an axe.
The first clip, frame or picture showed a massive lump of a glittering precious metal positioned at a huge distance from where the man was escavating.
The next frame showed that he had done a lot of excavation and was very close to reaching the precious metal.
On the final frame, the man was walking away from the excavation point with his axe placed on his shoulder and the excavation, only a hairs breadth to the precious metal.
How close do we get to sealing up a deal before we abandon it?
How near to resolving issues, do we get, only to walk away?
The future would always be more colourful than the present if we keep adding colours as we approach.
Abandoning a farm to weed and pests simply means an impovrished harvest at reaping time.
Giving up on a process is simply giving up on the expected result.
When we talk of a future; a bright future, we refer to conditions much more comfortable and enjoyable than the present.
Can there be a future if there is neither hope nor faith in the picture?
Can one continue when he or she has given up?
Does it really matter what your excuses are?
There is no future in giving up.
Now that it is obvious that giving up would do more harm than good, what are we expected to do when we face challenges?
“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going”.
Success is for the tough.
It takes the tough to continue despite numerous odds.
How tough are you willing to be?
Your ability to delay gratification determines your capacity to have reserves for the future.
Consistency is important if there must be a remarkable change.
Don’t just quit on your exercises or terminate your practice.
Don’t give up on the reform or the project, except you have found a more worthy venture or alternative.
It takes the tough to get going, when the going gets tough.
When faced with challenges, equip yourself better with both information and motivation.
Embarking on a task to trim weight or to build muscles, requires regular excercise.
Knowing what manner of excercise and having sufficient motivation to keep up with it, is what increases the chance of success.
Motivation can be affected by association.
Do you move along with winners or quitters?
Are your close allies sharing the same visions, goals or objectives as you?
Are your friends a distraction from your dreams or do they motivate you towards achieving them?
The bulk of what you will have to either enjoy or suffer in the future are dependent on how you go about your present…
Once again, I’ll ask; are you always giving up on important matters?
That’s the same as giving up on the result that finishing holds.
Most successful businesses were painstakingly built with principles and ideologies that preserve and promote their objectives.
How willing are you to work towards a beautiful future?
Are you willing to do what it takes, without giving up?
Society has a way of forcing us to comform to it’s patterns by accepting limitations and working only around our basic routine.
Has it not occured to you that if you keep hovering around the same people and doing the same things that you have always done, you may as well, keep getting the same results that you have always gotten.
Accepting not to make a positive change, is one form of giving up.
Abandoning our dreams or settling for less than our ideal, is also a way of giving up.
There may never be perfect conditions to start, but we can build a beautiful future, as long as we are willing to painstakingly put piece to piece and block on block, until we have what we want.
There is no future in giving up.
The future lies in continuing.
Slow and steady wins the race.
Work towards the future of your dreams consistently without giving up.
You can do it.

Nnamonu Tochukwu.
There Is No Future In Giving Up


About teeceecounsel

Who am I really? Can that be defined yet? Probably by the time I'm long gone and all the pieces of my activities are compiled and analysed then you can know what you want to know about me. Meanwhile, I write. Not because I love writing but because I love people. I love to care and love to share. I'm a deep thinker and I love to believe in the impossible. The ideal is attainable and a shot at it must be given. Don't say 'It won't work' rather ask 'how will it work? Nobody is ever doomed unless they made the choice. To resist good and to adopt evil is already doom. To loose hope is to choose doom but to believe that every step is a passing phase leading towards your hope is to choose progress. I may go on and on but my posts say it all. I don't force you to agree, I only say enjoy!
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28 Responses to There Is No Future In Giving Up

  1. cobbies69 says:

    Hey Tee, this post is very moving and close to reality and heart for me, and brings a tear to my eyes,, thinking of events that I can sincerely relate this to. So many of the words here are so true and hit home and ring my bell so to speak. I just wish I could have written words like this when needed, as now as well.. But still time, and not giving up and my dreams are still active. Brilliant post and very poignant for me.. Thank you for the share. πŸ˜‰

    • You are always welcome, my honourable friend. Life often offers us with opportunities, and our response to them determines whether or not we would sieze them; to maximise the potentials they offer us.
      It is true that words like these are best received early in life; to avoid regrets, yet, they are also good as a reminder to make the best use of the available time.
      I’m glad that this post could communicate specially to you. I also appreciate your response;
      I could feel the strength in your words.
      Thanks so much for stopping by.

      • cobbies69 says:

        In my case Tee, it was that blindness or blinkers cast shadows over my and others eyes, and could not see further than this,, and damage was done, but I believe it can be repaired.. but it has to be two way.. and yes this spoke very strongly to me.. smiling still πŸ˜‰

      • It’s good to know that you believe that whatever damage has been done can still be repaired.
        That’s precisely the point. There is no future in giving up.
        You still have the hope and the faith that things can get better, and so they will.
        It’s also good to know that you are still smiling. That alone is enough reason to keep me happy all day.
        Thanks again for such beautiful words.

      • cobbies69 says:

        Thank you Tee πŸ˜‰

      • You are always welcome! πŸ™‚

  2. Thanks for this. It is a very true truism that needs to be said and you have said it well.

  3. colonialist says:

    Too true. The only things one should give up on are those which wise reflection tells one are not worth doing.

  4. Great post. The topic touches us all in a very subtle way. There are so many times we give up just at the point where we could have achieved. The regret later on can be devastating. I appreciate your sound advice on these matters and your article has made me stop for a while to think about my decisions which cannot be reverted but I can look forward in life cautiously and try not to repeat the mistake of giving up too soon. Patience is the key. Thanks for the thought provoking post. Thanks for sharing it with us. Take care.

    • Thanks much for your response. I’m glad you could find lessons that would prevent repetition of mistakes as well as equip you to make better decisions in the future.
      Life is all about learning. The more we learn from our previous experiences and the information we receive from all around us, the better chances we have of improving both our feelings and our productivity.
      It’s good to know that you appreciate this post. Your words have added enormous excitement to my day. I now feel confident that my input was worth the time.
      Thanks again. πŸ™‚

  5. Linda Vernon says:

    TeeCee! This is such a good reminder! I can only add that nothing puts pizazz in life like striving for a fond desire — even if you never reach it. because the older I get. the more I realize it really is the journey that makes life worth living. πŸ˜€

  6. Right on point! I always say that what makes a man in not his results, but the processes that bring about the result. Thanks for stopping by, Linda. πŸ™‚

  7. Such a powerful empowering post πŸ™‚

  8. A wonderful message to begin any day with…thanks for sharing!

  9. There is no future in giving up….so very True Son and when we have God’s Love in our heart we never do.

    Christian Love Always from both of us – Anne

    • Sure Grannie. With God all things are possible. God makes a way even where there seems to be none.
      Where there is love, there is always hope and faith, because love never gives up.
      Thanks much for stopping by.

  10. My motto…..keep on going. Everyday above ground is a good day.

  11. Well said, the title pull me in. God Bless

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