3/14/12 – Never give up

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“Never give up on something that you can’t go a day without thinking about.”

I was going through something recently and it was causing me such emotional and mental stress that I almost just gave up. I didn’t want to think about it anymore, everything I did was making it all worse and I figured it would be easier to just give up than try any longer…Then I came across this quote! It pretty much slapped me across the face haha

This is so right. If you can’t go a day without thinking about something, then it is important enough to fight for. I couldn’t go a day without thinking about this so why try to fight against it when I could use that energy to fight for something that was important enough to consume my thoughts.

You know, growing up playing sports, we were always taught to NEVER GIVE UP! My parents taught me the same thing at home and my teachers echoed it in the classroom. It seemed a little easier when I was younger. Life wasn’t as serious, I didn’t have as much responsibility, defeat wasn’t as piercing and I didn’t get exhausted as quickly as I do now. But I’m still the same person inside, and I have to remind myself that I have it in me not to give up on the things that are important to me. I have to let the energetic, strong and perseverant kid in me take over when I don’t think I can do it alone. I was fearless as a child! No battle was too big. So what has changed? Nothing! I mean, if I can’t win the internal battle, how will I ever survive in this crazy world?

I’ve linked the new song “I Won’t Give Up,” by Jason Mraz. If you haven’t heard it, you SHOULD!

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