Perseverance is simply “not giving up”. No matter how hard it is or how hard it gets you hold on and tell yourself that it’s not over. That’s perseverance.
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” ― Maya Angelou
You are in the dark end of the tunnel and don’t think that you will see any light soon. How it looks like and how it feels like shouldn’t discourage you or make you lose hope. It might not be comfortable, but if you know that it’s going to be alright, that’s a great way to start.
Though we all want to be noticed and appreciated, the reality is that everyone has their own burdens to carry and hardly notices what the other person might be going through. We need to know who we are and what we are worth. Stop expecting people to treat us like we are worthy.
Nobody has to like you for you to succeed for you owe nothing to anyone. We are responsible for our own lives. We alone can take full responsibility. Let us not wait for someone else’s gratitude. Speak words of gratitude in your own life.
Take responsibility and move forward, make something great. Be that one person that several years from now someone else in a similar situation can listen to your story and get encouraged. Do not be selfish to deny that person something to keep them going. Someone out there needs to hear your story to move on and change their lives.
Don’t bury your dreams under all the negativity such as disappointments, your past setbacks, and mistakes. Stop waiting for the right moment for it will never come. This usually arises out of fear and you keep postponing all your plans. Stop remembering the pain and all the hurt and remember what you’ve always wanted to achieve. There is no problem that is permanent.
You have to have a desire and a dream that your life will one day change. Life will not be easy and you will get hit hard, but whatever it is that you want to achieve, if you want it so bad, you will succeed. It’s not too late to make that dream a reality. We all do not know what the future holds for each one of us and yet here we are. Be grateful that you can love and be loved.
Some failure in life is inevitable, but we all fail at some point. The number of mistakes that you have made should not hold you back. Change that failure into greatness. Just do your best giving it all you have got. That is perseverance. Yes, you can make it. Be determined and refuel that depleted energy.
Change your mind, stand and act. It’s going to be alright.