If I had a penny for every single time someone said this to me, I would easily be a millionaire. Well, then I would have one more reason to not give up. But, this it. This is what is important – Reasons.
You need to look out for reasons. If you are reading this, then you already have at least one reason in your life to not give up. Whatever it is, that one reason is enough to keep you going. I do the same.
In the darkest hours of my life, when everything feels meaningless, these are the reasons that keep me afloat and help me thrive. These are not reasons that just popped out of my head one fine morning. Some of them I am blessed with, while others I have created for myself. That is what survivors do to never give up. I hope my list inspires you to go make a list of your own.
My mom is my friend, philosopher and guide. I mean she is the anchor that keeps my life grounded and helps me maintain a balanced mind. Even after I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, she has never shown any cracks. She has always stood by me like a solid rock. If I give up, then it would be downright insulting to her love which has always taught me to be strong. So, whenever I am faced with a problem that tests me to my limits, the love of my mother urges me to push a little further than I can. And, you know what? I always do.
Skydiving was one of the many dreams I had. But, my physical limitations made it impossible for me to realize them. But, I had always wanted to fly and fly I did. I found another way – indoor skydiving. It couldn’t hurt me and now I am a regular. Every single time I go ‘flying’, I remind myself that I am doing the impossible! And, nothing pumps me more.
Rolling Stones Asked Me To
That’s right! Hardcore Rolling Stones fan here. Wait, not a fan. Scratch that. I am a devotee. So, when they say “You got to never, never, never stop”, I follow it. Their music has gotten me out of a lot of rough waters. I just don’t give up because my undying devotion to music won’t let me.
To Support the Vegans
I am a vegan with a passion. I mean I like everything fresh, organic and anything else that did not have to die to just satiate my hunger. I am a big time vegan because the lifestyle has helped me brave through the endless number of medicines that I have to put in my system. It keeps me energetic, light and in such a good shape. I don’t give up because I want to show the world the strength of a vegan. It has helped me live and I want to spread this message.
I Owe It To Myself
I have had a rather challenging life. I have had my dreams clobbered by my health and left to rot in a closed room. But, I fought that; my family fought alongside; and I have persevered to be my own person.
Yes, I have struggled to be where many people simply take for granted. So, nothing great, but it is still an achievement for me. I reached there by never giving up and I will stay there with the strength of every single cell in my body. If I give up now, then I undo everything I have done so far. I can’t give up because I owe it to myself.