Seeing this quote today from a posting that Brian Tracy the author put out, sure got me thinking. I've sure made a conscious decision as I have gotten older to try more not to give up on things as much as I did when I was younger. It became an easy habit that I got into in my younger days, that's for sure. But it also reminded me about the old saying - "discipline weighs ounces, regret weighs tons!" The regrets that I have had from my life hurt far more than the time it would have taken way back then to follow through on those items. I promise, it will be that way for you too. Those things that have been recently on my mind, and by recent I mean the last 15 or 20 years; I guess are taking awhile to get done due to the fact that I am beginning to realize how important they really are. (there are plenty of things way back before 20 years ago too)
As I listen, study, and learn from others that are on their journey of growing and getting better over time, I am starting to see how true this quote really is. Not giving up is really more than half the battle. Persistence is huge! Other parts are learning about yourself, improving and learning all the time, putting other people first by helping them where you can, loving people where they are at, and just not stopping - always moving forward in your quest for doing great things.
The key is to also realize that yes... great things take time. They really do. But, there really is not a lot of time to do these great things. We always think there is plenty of time and we (I do this for sure) always seem to spend so much of it and wasting it on things that really don't matter at all. On your travels in life, there comes a time to ask yourself if what I'm doing - what I'm spending my time on - is it taking me closer to those things I want in life - those things that I want to accomplish? Or are those things taking me further away from my goals and dreams?
Leave me your thoughts - they really do help. Those thoughts, ideas, statements, etc., really help me out in moving forward for me and others. Plus - and even more important - they help you too. By getting some of your ideas and thoughts written (posted for that matter), they force you to take ownership of them (to think about them) and for the most part - maybe those statements might make you feel a little uncomfortable to where you want to do something about some things in your life?? Maybe... they could do that. Hmmmm???