Failure & Giving Up
My Quote of the week:
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.Thomas A. Edison
Such True Words.
I’m not 100% sure, but when I look at the journey I’ve taken so far in my life especially regarding my photography career, I can see that I was almost, a few times, almost on the edge of success when I decided to ‘give up’.
Looking back I can see that if I only hold off a few more months before giving up, then maybe it would have been a success.
Maybe it wouldn’t have been a success, but I so know myself by now and in the past I gave up too quickly with lots of endeavors that I took; personal and professional.
I still give up sometimes, but I realised something:
If I can get myself to push past the ‘I think it’s time to give up” feeling, just give it a chance for a week or two, maybe a month, then my mindset changes.
Whatever I’m busy with might not be a success yet, but I’m still on the road, and who knows, maybe this road I’m on will lead to success. If not, then at least I gave it my all and didn’t give up too quickly; and that is the goal: to not give up too soon!
Giving up too soon is the easy road to take, but what am I here for then? To take the easy roads??? F*** NO, I’m tired of the easy roads, the only thing I get from the easy roads are regrets. Lots and Lots of REGRETS!
Have you ever given up on something that you 1) regret and 2) something that could have been a success if you just gave it a chance?