There are a lot of things in life that are really hard. That’s true in our personal lives and in our work lives as well. When times get hard it’s easy to just give up. However, my experience is that the most valuable things in life come when you persist through the hard times and never give up.
I was reminded of this idea recently when I saw this video of a young boy from Kazakhstan who was in an epic battle of tug of war. This kid refused to give up even though the odds were stacked against him.
The important thing to remember about never giving up is that you may even still lose. Unlike this boy above who persisted and ended up winning, that’s not always how life works out. Sometimes you don’t give up and then you still lose. Many see that as a negative, but it shouldn’t be looked at negatively. In fact, the only reason you should feel negative is if you give up. If you persist and never give up on something that’s important and valuable to you, then you’re a winner.
One reality of life is that some of the biggest breakthroughs in life happen when you’re back is up against the wall and you choose to persist. Chin up. Never give up!