We all hit points when it seems like going on is next to impossible. When you’re already overwhelmed, it’s easy to talk yourself into giving up. But giving up too soon could cause you to miss out on success. You never know how soon you might start seeing progress if you hang in there and give it a little more time.
As a CA student we come across this a lot. It’s easy to say but when it’s come to applying it become difficult. Different things are there that affect a student. One major reason is our education system itself. Our education system for school is so easy that everyone gets clear with good marks. Even without putting much effort they will pass. So they are not facing any kind of difficulties during schooling days and when they come to this course its extremely challenging and students fail too. Facing failure for the first time is hard and for these young kids who only know the taste of success its extremely hard. They feel so disappointed and they give up easily. But I will say don’t give up!
We’ve all heard stories of the overnight rise to fame. But the truth is that what looks like an instant or overnight success is always preceded by years of struggle and work. There’s a long, hard road to success, but when success hits we only focus on the last mile or so. It looks so easy, and makes for such a great story, that we ignore the miles and miles of obscurity, difficulty, and perseverance required to get to that hill top of glory. Those stories make us feel that if we haven’t achieved a high level of success in a matter of days or months, we must be doing something wrong. And we are: we’re listening to make-believe stories as if they were guidelines to how life actually works. And if you give up now, you don’t know what you could have accomplished and what the world might be missing because of you.
It was after Abraham Lincoln lost two runs for a senatorial seat that he ran for president of the United States…and won. That election put Lincoln at the helm during the War Between the States, and Lincoln is the one who issued the Emancipation Proclamation three years after his election.
What if he had decided, after two losses in politics, that it was time to give it up and retire to the country?
What if you decide that your success doesn’t matter? Your losses are too great, and it’s time to pull back to something average, give up, and settle down. Average is good enough.
Except that average never changed the world. We like easy, comfortable, familiar things. That’s because we tend to be lazy, and we don’t want to put forth the effort required to do difficult things. Because we shirk from the effort, we go to great lengths to convince ourselves that we don’t need that goal… whatever it is. We pretend that we’re satisfied with the easy things, but we know the truth.
The best things, the things that matter most, are the most difficult. A great career you can be proud of, a family, serving, innovating, and helping others? All of those require deep thought, self-control, self-sacrifice, and a willingness to put in a lot of effort over a long amount of time. f you’re trying and failing, perhaps you just haven’t tried the right thing yet. Don’t judge yourself and quit on life and on your goals because you’ve failed in one area, or even several. Every time you try and fail, you learn something about yourself, about life, and you gain experience that can help you to do better next time. So press on. Try something different, and don’t let past failure keep you from future success.
Each failure teaches you. Each attempt can give you valuable insight into how to do better next time. You’re not doomed to repeat the past. You’re given an invaluable gift: the ability to think about and learn from your past. That past may be the very thing that gives you the future you want.
Let’s face it, sometimes life feels like it’s falling apart at the seams. Perhaps you failed to pass an exam and now you are simply feeling helpless and defeated. Winston Churchill once said: “Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” Today I want to remind you why, even though you may be feeling a bit like a failure, you are most definitely not. Success is just a step away.