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10 Things to Tell Yourself When You Feel Like Giving Up

Anytime you try to grow, chase a dream, or reach a goal, chances are, there will be times when you’ll feel like giving up.

When you’re depressed, your goal is to become happy.

It could be a toss between leaving your job or getting a promotion.

Perhaps, you’d want to make more money in another way.

You may want to go back to college or want your intimate relationship to be closer.

But not all things will go your way, and those are the times when you feel like giving up.

It’s part of moving beyond where you currently are: physiologically, psychologically, emotionally, and financially.

When you stretch yourself, you are developing, learning, and growing. And… it will hurt.

For example, you may need to:

become a better listener learn new study habits become certified in your field learn how to work as a team member become more assertive have more confidence become more independent

Those periods of frustration, disappointment, and failure come with growth.

They occur when you’re trying to accomplish something you haven’t tried before.

Exasperation, being let down, or the feeling like you don’t have what it takes, are natural.

You’re Just Beginning

For instance, you’re probably not very good when you are learning how to play tennis.

You’ll hit some good shots and lots of bad ones.

Even if you have a certain amount of beginner’s luck, it won’t last.

You’ll have to deal with being “bad” as a beginner at the game.

Then, you progress… you hit better shots, win a few games, your backhand and forehand come along, and your serves seem to work at a level they’ve never gone to before.

That’s when you may hit a plateau – or even worse – you seem to regress.

This is when most people give up playing tennis. But it’s NOT just tennis.

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