Success Articles > Don't Give Up Before You Get to the Finish Line


It is important to keep moving forward with the things that you want to achieve, no matter what is up against you. Quitting should never be an option. Many times giving up is the easiest thing to do, but it is when you keep pushing, pressing and persevering that you learn things that you would not have known, if you would have "thrown in the towel."

When things seem to be working against you that is a time of learning and growth. It is a time that you will become aware of just how important achieving your goals and dreams are to you. It is a time that you will gain strength and endurance to keep pressing toward the finish line.

My definition of the finish line is simply the place of achieving your goals and dreams. It is that place where you celebrate your accomplishments, and your success. It is that place filled with joy, excitement and fulfillment.

But sadly many people never make it to the finish line. Why not? Because they give up to soon. And they quit before they see the fruit of their hard work. The finish line to our goals and dreams is much differently than the one you see in a race. What is the difference? The one in a race is visible. The one to our goals and dreams many times is invisible.

That means that many times you can't see how close you are. You can't see if you are a day away, a month away or a year away from your breakthrough. It is much different if you are working on something that has an end date, for example, completing a college degree, but for many people they have invisible finish lines, and they don't see the victory. So that is what I am referring to.

It is important to develop the mind-set that you will not give up before you get to the finish line. What that means to me is that you won't have the mind-set to work hard, and put in your time and effort, and then simply give up because you don't think that it is happening quickly enough. Having the right mind-set means that you will keep taking action until you see results.

You have to create a finish line in your mind and visualize it every day. You have to do something every day that will bring you closer to your goals and dreams. This could be as simple as writing something down in a journal related to your desired results. Creating and visualizing your end result in your mind can make you feel like a winner every day, and not just when you have accomplished what it is you are working toward.

If you don't give up, one day you will look back and be so glad that you didn't. You will think about all that you had to go through to get where you are at, and you will realize how driven and dedicated you really are. Through your dedication to fulfill your goals and dreams, you can develop what it takes to help others fulfill theirs. That is the real reward, and allows you to be a blessing in the life of someone else.