Have you ever found yourself wanted to quit at some point in your life? Perhaps it was caused by uncertainty or difficulties.
The road to success is not easy. You need to work hard and keep yourself fighting for your calling. I haven't seen any successful people who didn't fight for their calling. They paid the price for it.
But we often in the process of achieving our dreams and doing what God has called us to do, doubt and fear will kick in.
"I have bills to pay, therefore I just can't quit my job and do what my heart yearns for."
"I don't have any clear directions, I'm confused."
We came up with different excuses. But are these really valid excuses? I believe it's not. They are the mere product of fear and spelled as FALSE - EVIDENCE - APPEARING - REAL.
For many times I've tempted to quit. I remember when I was a fresh graduate applying for a job.
There was a day when most of the applicants graduated from UP, PUP, UST, Ateneo, DLSU, Mapua, UA&P, AIM, UE, FEU, CEU was in the same company I am scheduled for an interview.
When the HR finally went outside to see us, she called all the applicants graduated from these prestigious universities. The applicants who came from school or university that wasn't on the list will just receive a call or email regarding the decision.
I was shocked.
Unfortunately, my school wasn't there. I went home crying and regretting and arguing with my parents why they didn't send me to that universities.
First, I am not really smart, I failed my entrance exam at U. P making me not to pursue my application at P..U.P. Though I did graduated with honors in high school but I never kept that pace when I was in college.
Second, my parents cannot afford the school fees in the schools of Elites such as Ateneo, DLSU, AIM, UST, FEU, UE, San Beda, etc.
I asked myself, "Lord, is this life after college?" I was crying at that moment and do not know what to do.
Then my spirit whispered to me "No, God has a greater purpose for you, you might not see it for now, but you'll see it when the time you start connecting the dots."
Those dots started each time I am confused, failed and tempted to quit. But each time I tempted to quit I ask myself these two questions:
1. Do you really want it?
I believe what causes people so much stress is working for the job they don't like at all. It creates too much stress especially when you are just dragging yourself to do it.
This question helped me to evaluate if the things I do is be beneficial for me.
Are you really quitting because you don't like it?
2. Are you really quitting because it's difficult?
If you love what you do and have a passion for it, you'll eventually find yourself in the middle of a difficulty.
When that time comes, you should ask yourself this question.
There are many people who didn't succeed because they immediately quit when they experience adversaries.
If you really want that, you'll work hard and push yourself to it.
When passion meets your dream, you'll do whatever it takes to achieve your dreams.
When I was writing my first book, getting my first ever job promotion, and delivering my speech projects in Toastmasters, doing my ministry, I faced many difficulties and interruptions that made me think to quit but I didn't. Instead, I asked this question to myself.
How about you, you might have dreams you want to achieve. If you can dream it, you can achieve it and fight for it whatever it takes.
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