We Must Keep Going

By: D. A. Slinkard

We have many people who are tired when it comes to life, and it seems many people are walking around as if they were zombies. They are worn out from the daily grind, and they are ready to give up. These people have become overwhelmed to the point they are ready to give in. These people have become so exhausted they are physically and mentally ready to give out. Does this sound familiar to you? We have a knack for not finishing what we start, and it is time we realize we cannot stop when we are tired. We must keep going. The only time we should stop is when we are done.

Let’s just face the reality that we all get tired. We all get worn out, and we all want to give up, give in, and give out; however, if we want success to happen in our life, we cannot accept this approach. We are going to need to look within ourselves to find out how we can achieve success. Too many people want to make excuses as to why it is okay for them to be living a life of mediocrity. Sometimes, we have to do things we do not want to do to set ourselves up for success.

It seems most people expect life to go their way with minimal effort being required, and we need to quash this mindset. There is a daily grind that needs to take place if you want success because you cannot receive a million-dollar paycheck while having a minimum-wage work ethic. That is part of our problem — too many people want to do just enough not to get fired and then complain when they do not get promoted or do not receive substantial pay increases. They then blame their company, their co-workers, and their bosses for the failures in their lives.

This is where we need to draw the line in the sand and say, “Enough is enough.” We need to be prepared to have tough conversations with ourselves, with our family members, with our children, with those we care about. It is time we stop sugarcoating situations and be point-blank honest with ourselves. Life is about busting our tails to generate success, and we cannot wait for someone else to do it for us.

We are in control of our attitude. We are in control of our work ethic. We are in control of our mindset. We are in control of our lives, but too many people are allowing others to determine the direction of their lives. It is time to take control of your life and get it headed in the right direction. If you allow others to tell you where, when, and how your life is going to go, then you need to be prepared for life to be tough. You need to be prepared for life to knock you down. You need to be prepared for life to give you more losses than wins. Hey, somebody needs to tell you the truth — and it might as well be me.

We cannot stop when we are tired. We stop when we are done, and this is a concept that far too many people cannot wrap their minds around. I believe that denial is the ultimate comfort zone for too many people. Too many people are living their lives in constant denial that life is not as bad as what they think. They are not that lazy of a worker. They are not that fat. They are not that broke, and again I say – denial is the ultimate comfort zone. It comes down to our daily living. Our habits determine our future, and we must understand the goal is not to be better than anyone else, but rather to be better than you were yesterday.

You cannot change the past. Let it go. Create the future. Create YOUR future, but you must make the decision right now that you are going to do things differently. You are going to stop giving excuses. You are going to stop giving up when you get tired. You are going to stop procrastinating because you might be having some difficulties. Realize that in this world there is someone out there who would give anything to have what you have. There is someone who would sacrifice greatly to swap places with you. There is always someone out there who would gladly change places with you. Do not give up – stop when your life mission is completed.

By: D. A. Slinkard

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