I can’t count the amount of times that I’ve gotten to the point where I just wanted to quit something. I’ll try over and over again, but something continues to get in my way every time.
So many times, I fall short like that, and I want so badly to give up. I come to the point of quitting and walking away from whatever it is I’m trying to grasp. Those thoughts fill my head, like they always do when I fall, and I discourage myself from getting back up.
It’s not worth it. You’ll never make it. This wasn’t meant for you.
I’m sure it sounds familiar, and that’s okay, but it’s important that we drown those thoughts with more positive ones. We can do it. And, honestly, it’s always right after those times that we think we can’t back up, but do, that we get what we’ve been reaching for.
We have two choices in life: to be a quitter or to not be. Although one of those choices is easier, it’s the harder one that will be worth it in the long run. One is filled with regrets and what-ifs, while the other promises to answer all those questions.
Picking yourself back up after a fall has so many benefits to it, other than giving yourself another chance to succeed. It’s a character-builder.
Some of the strongest people that I have learned about in history were the ones who didn’t take no for answer. They fought endlessly for what they wanted and got it, every time. Why? Because there was no other option.
These people have also learned exactly how to kick those negative thoughts from their mind. I have no doubt that they, like the rest of us, still get them, but they choose not to focus on the bad. They can prepare themselves for those lows, because they’ll know exactly how it feels. However, they also know exactly how it feels to get back up, so they can get themselves through anything.
The results, though, are the best part. When you don’t stop yourself until you get where you want to be, you’re going to amaze yourself with what you find.
My name is Amanda Rossol. I'm 21 years old and majoring in Spanish and Secondary Education, with a minor in English. I'm currently heading into my internship year, where I'm placed in a high-school, Spanish classroom. Something interesting about me is that I LOVE country music!