Can you achieve anything you set your heart on? This article will show you that there is no doubt you can. You must never give up believing because without a vision to aim for there is nothing. Disappointment will occur in your life. Every day can bring forth more challenges. But the delight, hope and vision you hold in your dreams, your aspirations, your goals, can see you through difficult times as long as you never give up believing.
One of the most impacting posts on this site was called Never Give Up Believing in Yourself and this still gets a steady stream of visitors every single day.
But is it really possible to accomplish your dreams and goals? In my mind the answer to this is very simple, it’s ‘yes’ you can. Every one of us can achieve anything we want in our life, as long we never give up believing and stay resolutely committed to our goals.
I can’t say enough that you must believe that you can achieve your goals and that your dreams will come true. Of course you can’t just sit back and wait for things to materialise. You have to stir yourself constantly into action, taking steps forward, doing things to bring your goals closer to fruition.
Over many years I have achieved numerous of the things I’ve wanted in life and during my journey I’ve been fortunate to talk to hundreds of people, those who have achieved unbelievable success, as well as those who have not.
A common factor that runs through everyone that succeeds in achieving their goals is a resoluteness in their nature, a mindset that refuses to allow them to ever give up. To me this is a huge key if you want to achieve anything in life.
“If you don’t give up you will succeed”
It makes sense doesn’t it? To achieve anything you want in life you have to continue to the end until you reach your goals. After putting in so much effort, where’s the sense stopping before the end.
I wrote a previous article You Can Achieve Anything If You Set Your Mind To It which touches on this.
I love reinforcing my points with motivating quotes, so I’ve picked a few which sum up this point perfectly.
“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” – Mary Kay Ash.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe
My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories. Bjorn Borg
As motivational as quotations can be, a great poem can be simply inspiring. Edgar Albert Guest was an English-born American poet known as the People’s Poet he wrote:
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow,
Success is failure turned inside out–
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
– Edgar A. Guest
The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up! Tommorow always holds new promise. You never know what awaits you just around the corner. I urge you to keep going.
To create within you this strong, never give up persistent nature is all about your mindset. The first and most important step you can, and mus t take is to develop your Mindset. Your mindset is a collection of your beliefs about yourself, your abilities, the opportunities and possibilities awaiting you, and finally the potential you can fulfill. It is the windowthrough which you view your world.
Why is it of such great importance? Your thoughts have a direct impact on your reality. If you don’t believe something will happen, you will make it fail!
When things get tough and seem like nothing is going right, you must know deep down inside that things will turn out okay. You must believe and have faith that you will achieve your goal despite obstacles that appear. Positivity and belief really does work.
So you want to achieve your dream! Then picture it? I mean create a wonderful visual movie in your head of you having achieved whatever it is. See it, hear it, feel it. Be there. Build within you the belief that, yes, you really will attain it.
I really do know what incredible persistence, great resolve, and continued steadfastness in the wake of adversity it requires sometimes to keep going. I’ve been there when you think your world is falling in around you, and that your dreams are exploding right in front of you. Well my advice, is just keep going. I apologise for this bit, but when ‘shit happens’ I just respond verbally by saying ‘FUCK IT, nothing will stop me!’ I really do. Believe me,
Following on from a post I wrote yesterday at larry-lewis.com about struggling to survive online, I really know how difficult it can be to make things work, to get what you want to happen for you. There have been way too many nights that I care to remember when I worked till 2-3am to achieve my dream. No matter what obstacles I faced, what adversities came my way, I refused to buckle. I wanted this so bad, and I was determined to win through.
I have been fortunate. Maybe it was my belief driven by a very clear picture of my future that brought to me a business partner that would share the workload, and who was there for me at times of struggles. We fed each other belief, we drove each other on, and I would say to anyone, find another who believes in you and keep them close at hand. Having others believe in you really helps to keep you going, and I am lucky to have many around me. But hey who can help me enthuses by my passion which comes through everything I do.
It is imperative you retain your faith, courage, and enthusiasm. Success will come your way. Believe it. Use your vision of the future, and be relentless, driven, because nothing can then stop you.
Go back and do some visualisation, This time look back a bit from the future at a time where you’ve achieved it all. Reflect back with great wisdom and pride in having realized your life vision and look back over your journey. See what you did to get here.
I would love to hear from you! How do you stay on track and push past obstacles when they emerge? Let me know in a comment!