“In moments of sheer panic, when everything is in question, I wonder if all this insecurity and frustration is worth the cost of losing what I left. Couldn’t I just go back? Back to a steady job, one that paid the bills and let me off the hook for creating art? Couldn’t I just blend back in to the status quo?” – Jeff Goins – Today, I Want to Quit
Beginning is easy- continuing hard is a Japanese proverb which is one of the most true thing you may know and experience in reality. Everyone will agree with me that anyone can start a work but not many of them will complete them. More than 50% of people leave there work in middle due to some reasons and excuses.
In a world that tells us to “just start” and “take the first step” what may be missing is the message to “keep going”. And that, my friends, is a message we all need to hear.
Everyone runs behind success but what they don’t understand is the meaning of trying and keep trying. People adopts short cuts to achieve the goals. But in life nothing is short cut. Short cuts may give you initial success but it will never take you to your goal.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts”- Winston Churchill.
When you publish something and no one reads it, keep going. When you launch a product and no one buys it, keep going. When those around you quit and move on, keep going. When you sign on an amazing new project, keep going. When you’re staring into your bank account wondering how much longer this can last, keep going.
It is the courage to continue that counts. And it is those that have continued that we continue to learn from, buy from, respect, admire, and follow.
As it is rightly quoted by Abraham Lincoln- “I walk slowly, but I never walk backwards.”
We should always keep trying to achieve what we desire for. Stopping on mid way may help others, who desires the same thing, to get an edge over you. And seeing others steal that dream of yours is the most painful thing that can happen to you.
What’s the point of investing so much time and money to start your journey and stopping in mid way and not able to enjoy the beautiful end?
We should not care what other’s think or say about us, but we should listen to ourselves and keep moving, step by step, towards our goals.
Sometime’s the right path is not the easiest one but we should understand that rough roads generally leads to height of greatness. Troubled water not always drown us, but teaches us how to swim.
Starting is easy. Continuing takes courage!!!