I have to admit, I’ve been tempted to give up on my blog for the last two weeks. I’ve faced all sorts of challenges since WordPress became MojoMarketplace. I have been sorely tempted to toss my computer in the river and never look back.
But then I thought of you. I remember the notes, emails and personal phone calls you’ve sent telling me how much my blog has meant to you over the year and a half I’ve done it.
I couldn’t quit. Of course I couldn’t quit. If I started this blog with a purpose of encouraging you, that hasn’t changed. No matter how frustrating it becomes when technology doesn’t work properly, I must continue to do what I committed to doing.
I know you get discouraged from time to time when things don’t go according to plan. It would be easy to walk away from it. Living with that decision is a different story. Giving up almost certainly leads to emptiness, lower self esteem, feelings of loneliness and ultimate dissatisfaction with life. You don’t want to go there.
Here are a few tricks to help you never give up:
Make the decision before things fall apart. When you’re in the middle of a frustrating battle, that’s the wrong time to decide what to do. You need to make the personal decision BEFORE the fight begins that win or lose, you will not quit.
Be faithful to your purpose. Having that reason to keep moving forward and working through the challenges will provide the energy you need to do what you need to do in order to get things back on track.
Communicate your challenges with those you trust. Vent to them. Ask them for prayer. Get it off your chest. You’ll feel much lighter and be able to pick up your torch and run like the wind.
Make the best use of the tine you have. If you’re waiting for the techno-geniuses to fix your problem and get you back on track, don’t just sit and stew. You’ll overcook yourself. Instead, do something else. Plan your next move. Write your next chapter. Create a new product or service.
Don’t let the inevitability of “something will go wrong” ruin your day. And more importantly, when it happens, never give up! Don’t even think about it! Trust me on this.
What’s the most frustrating thing you’ve faced lately that made you want to give up? What did you do? Share it here!