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Never Ever Give Up

Postby skyjoe76 » Tue May 26, 2009 8:34 pm

Are there times when the going got so tough that you had the intention to give up? I had. Walking away from your dream to return to your old job or self seems to be so much easier. During challenging times, it seems like a natural thing to do; finding the easiest way out. Why go through those struggles?


Furthermore, there are so much uncertainties. “Am I guaranteed rewards at the end of those struggles?” “When is it going to end?” How many of us can predict the length of the tough times? It may only be the beginning. However, it can be coming to an end. The problem is we don’t know.

Recently I went through one of those moments. Devastated, demoralized, discouraged - why they all start with ‘D’?

We placed an advertisement to promote our new program, Youth Success Boot Camp. Venue booked. The result, a Big Fat Zero response. Why do I need to go through this? While I wanted to add value, I was put through this struggle.

Is this a test from the Universe? Or is it a sign to give up? Maybe I’m not suppose to walk down this path. Seriously, doubt was flowing in my blood. If I knew between test or sign, it will make life so much easier. But I guess that’s life, turning and twisting made you guess along the way.

I decided with my partner that it was a test. We decided to push on one last drive. Maybe success is round the corner. Maybe we are at the end of the struggle. We made calls to the media company, placing another advertisement.

Then a miracle happened. Before the new advertisement is out, which is tomorrow, we already had 20 parents registered for the seminar. I am looking forward to the result of the new advertisement now.

If I were to give up after the first advertisement, I would not have these 20 parents. I would not have experience the miracles of the Great Spirit.

It has been written in so many books, sometimes success is just round the corner. Continue on the journey that was meant for you, success will definitely find you.

A great lesson I got is to have someone who can share that vision of yours. It can be one person or a group. Going through tough times alone can be really tough. Fortunately for me, my wife whose also my business partner is there to share. Knowing that someone is there to support greatly helps the spirit.

I had a distinction on those tough times. It was the tough times that made the good times sweet. When the parents emailed us one by one, my excitement went up inch by inch. Every parent who registered is such a gem to us. I started to appreciate every single person who’s coming to the seminar.

So if you are facing a challenging time of your life, know this - all challenges are there so that victory wil taste sweeter.
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Postby TorontoCarol » Tue May 26, 2009 9:13 pm

Good post. You never know what's around the corner that you might have missed if you gave up and didn't turn it.

Carol
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Postby terrapin719 » Tue May 26, 2009 9:38 pm

Every end has a beginning ;)

good post, thank you for sharing this with us!
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Postby angienewton » Wed May 27, 2009 9:24 am

Amazing post! There have been times I have wanted to give up and just go back to work outside the home. I mean I think about it often because I'm not always sure of myself but I know deep down that great things will happen so I keep pushing forward.

Lately I have been dreaming about what I want our future to look like and that helps me.

Congrats on your recent success. Great story!
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Postby Sami » Wed May 27, 2009 2:47 pm

Hi Skyjoe76,

Congratulations! That's a great result and a great reminder to never give up on what you believe in. Here's a cool poem on perseverance from an unknown author:

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things go wrong that you must not quit.

~ Unknown

Great post - thanks!
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Postby angienewton » Wed May 27, 2009 9:08 pm

Sami,
I have had that quote on my wall since I started working from home. I love it.
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Postby Sami » Thu May 28, 2009 3:54 pm

Hey Angie,
I only recently came across it. It's a good one. Sums up perseverance perfectly.
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Postby skyjoe76 » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:45 am

An update of the Youth Success Seminar.

From that seminar, we had 4 sign-ups for the Youth Success Boot Camp.

It was a great start. The whole team was filled with joy, and they were all excited for more.
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Postby angienewton » Mon Jun 01, 2009 7:28 am

skyjoe76 wrote:An update of the Youth Success Seminar.

From that seminar, we had 4 sign-ups for the Youth Success Boot Camp.

It was a great start. The whole team was filled with joy, and they were all excited for more.


Awesome! Congrats on your success :D
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