Avoid quitting at the first sign of difficulty

Last Update: September 17, 2015

Avoid quitting at the first sign of difficulty. This is so common place that a failure to persist turns into self-confirmation that not trying was the best option, which then turns into folklore and hearsay about the pointlessness of trying.

Anything worth doing or achieving is going to encounter hurdles and difficulties. Treat that as a given and treat the challenges as something that will test your mettle and shape you for the better, making you stronger, more astute and more compassionate. If at first you don't succeed, try it again and again.

If you don't get the job of your dreams or the publisher for your novel at the first, second or third attempts, make many more attempts. Too many people think that the first few rejections mean that it's never going to happen.

This is a self-limiting and baseless assumption; provided that you know your strategy or goal is right, it is simply a case of not repeating it enough times. Remember that there are a lot of people and a lot of opportunities in the world you can't possibly hope to pitch your own wishes and goals at the right people first off every time!


renelyn

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allchristie Premium
I do not make attempts: I go out with a full plan. If it means that I am rejected, my target does not know my full value - next target. Wishing and hoping has nothing to do with a battle plan. I admire your working in a foreign country, away from your family. but you have a plan and you will succeed. Larry
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renelynm Premium
thank you Larry,great thought you share, and for the nice photo :)
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lycefair Premium
I agree with you that quitting seems to be the going rage these days. My first and (to me) most important goal was not to quit. I've achieved that and keep it handy for those days that nothing seems to go right. Thank you for the post
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renelynm Premium
thank you lyce for sharing you thought.
have a blessed day always.:)
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skyblue23 Premium
I agree with you all the way. Winners never quit and the losers never win, simple as that. Thanks for the post, :-)
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renelynm Premium
hi sky,
thank you...
you are right that's the spirit of positive people
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wayne1983 Premium
Good advice, hope it's all going to be a success for the efforts you put in.
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renelynm Premium
hi wayne,
thank you...hoping for success towards you also :)
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wayne1983 Premium
You too, good words you speak. So long has you make gradual progress that would be good, good luck to you.
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MaisieJane Premium
I needed that thanks! :)
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renelynm Premium
hi jane,
thank you, most of us that just started need it. :)
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