We all have the opportunity to just give up. Quit. Just walk away.
Insecurity pools in the pit of our stomach, regret breeds off of our every breath, panic spooks our hearts and fire burns in through our eyes deep within our souls.
We quit. We feel bad. We can’t stop thinking about it. It was at one point a moment; an experience that you gave life to even if you didn’t see it through. You gave it purpose and then just let it go.
Once you give up, you dismiss a piece of yourself and most likely will belittle yourself every single day after that.
Simply put: It will forever change you.
Giving up is easy, especially when you have nothing to lose.
Or so you think…
Because you always forget the most important piece that risks becoming lost: You.
Remember when the vision first sparked in your mind? There had to have been a reason why you started. You felt the passion and drive; the fire burning deep within your heart, each beat racing to create the vision you had woven in your mind some time ago.
If you’re anything like me, you probably pull that steel armor over you and protect yourself from the world when the reality speaks for itself; the pain and threat is buried inside of you.
But you wear that steel well. Your body clings to it naturally. You think that if you don’t take a risk; if you don’t pursue anything, you’ll just stand still for a little while and the feeling will go away, the pain might disappear and you can go back to “normal”.
Because that’s what you believe, isn’t it?
What happens if you are never given the option to quit?
Two facts that I know are true:
- When we have the option to quit, failing becomes that much scarier and unspeakable.
- When we give up our chance to fail, we give up our chance to grow and move onto something bigger, better and quite possibly happier. (corny but hey, we can either blossom into a flower or transform into a weed)
Which one are you going to choose for today?