Monday, April 13, 2009

Never Give Up

“Never, never, never, never give up”- Winston Churchill

History is replete with several examples where leaders became successful by not giving up. Perseverance, persistence and passion are the unique traits of successful people.

Let us look at few examples where people were successful by perseverance. Albert Einstein was considered to be dull academically initially. But he proved to be a great success in later part of life. Charles Darwin was an average boy initially who evolved the theory which is popularly known as Darwin’s theory. Walt Disney was turned down 302 times before he got financing for his dream project. Charlie Chaplin was initially rejected for his poor acting skills. Subsequently he proved to be a great actor. Henry Ford was bankrupt initially and later proved himself as a successful entrepreneur. Thomas Edison failed number of times to invent bulb. But he was successful at the end. Had all these people given up we would not have seen several inventions. And probably we would not have heard success stories about their perseverance.

The lessons that can be learnt from these great people were it is the perseverance and persistence that pays off at the end. It is rightly said, to win a war you need to lose a battle. At times, the temporary setbacks can not be taken as permanent ones. These should be treated as learning experiences and efforts should be made to move on.

Only the people who have seen successive failures possess the quality of not giving up at any cost. Failure is one way good as it enhances and strengthens mental faculties. It teaches several lessons. It explores new ways and means to find out solutions to problems. It encourages trying different methods of reaching goals and objectives.

Love and Success:

Once you take up a task be passionate to achieve it by any means. Don’t let fear to take over you or overtake you. Let your faith ride fear and force you towards your cherished goals. We have witnessed several technological revolutions which are the result of persistence and perseverance. When you love a woman can you give up? If you give up it means you don’t love her. Every woman likes and loves a man who perseveres. She may initially decline falling into love. But ultimately it is the perseverance that takes you to love. Similarly success does not come on platter as it requires lot of perseverance. You need to be strong in your convictions without any let up. Never losing hope, never giving in and never giving up is the key to acquire success.

There will be several stumbling blocks to possess love. So is the case with success too. When you love a woman there will be a few who would be the stumbling blocks. Few of the stumbling blocks you know and guess and few are unknown and hidden. You need to convince yourself before you love that your love is very strong and you need to possess it. There will be few people who may be jealous with your love and throw the spanner into the process. It can be seen and removed. However, there will be a few people who you do not know. It is difficult to anticipate and manage the same. Managing and handling the both known and unknown stumbling blocks lead you towards love.

Similarly when you intend to achieve success, there will be hiccups and hurdles that you need to overcome with tenacity. There will be external forces and factors that are beyond your imagination and control that damages the prospects for achieving success. Managing both internal and external factors and forces requires zeal, energy and enthusiasm. Few people just give up when the success is close to them. They do not realize the same. Let us know that fact that it is often the last key in the bunch of keys that may open the door for success. People fail to analyze and realize the same and just give up when the success is round the corner.


"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." Confucius

Keep reading the biographies of successful leaders. Read the motivational and inspirational quotes regularly. All these things inject a dose of motivation regularly and sustain you towards achieving success.

Many successful people have achieved after crossing several failures. They underwent trials and tribulations that made them very strong mentally. They learnt bitter lessons in their lives. They grew out of great difficulties and challenges. Every challenge forced them more focused and committed. It brought out the best and made them like diamonds.

To conclude in the words of Jacob A. Riis, “Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”

The End

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