By: Tasmiyah Iqbal
The process of never giving up on your dreams is simple: Just keep going. Don't stop believing in yourself.
There comes a time in your life when giving up seems easier than trying harder. You find it hard to cope up with everything. Perhaps the competition is tough or it's not a great time for your work to survive. You tell yourself, Ok...maybe, this isn't what I'm supposed to do so that's why I'm having trouble dealing with it. Or maybe you tell yourself that, hey! I'm not destined to do this which is why I keep on failing. And then you give up. You pack your bags and leave. You find it easier to do that.
But imagine what could have happened if you hadn't escaped? Hadn't given up? Had tried a little harder? Pushed your limits a bit further? Dreamed bigger than you had dreamed before? Or simply, had just kept going?
You might not have succeeded in your goals. But during the process you would have been transformed inside out. You would have known everything about what you do, how it's done, what's good and what's not. Mostly, you would have been happy.
True that you might not end up being The Ultimate Greatness. But you would have contributed. You would have been a part of some ultimate greatness. Some day someone might have stumbled upon the work you did and had felt the same kind of inspiration that you felt to take it a bit further.
It's easier to give up, but much harder to keep going. And in that keep-going part lies all kinds of greatness. You just have to believe with all your heart and jump further.
Caroline Casey, who is an activist for people with disabilities, mentions in one of her TED talks on the topic of "Looking Past Limits" and I quote,
“I never needed eyes to see — never. I simply needed vision and belief.”
This article was originally published at: http://tasmay.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/the-process-of-never-giving-up-on-your-dreams/