Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

Never give up……….  Living our lives is the way we continue our education long after we have left school. Being present in our lives allows us to experience the lessons as they come and to live out the other side of challenging times. At those times we may be very disappointed with the results and be tempted to give up on our dreams, or walk away from our efforts.  Yet , it is precisely those times that we must hold our feet to the fire and figure out what we are going to do with a different result than the one we were expecting.

Often when we are faced with challenging times and difficult results we become more judgmental; we become disillusioned about what is possible, and we may feel badly because we didn’t achieve something that was so important to us.   We cannot define ourselves by our successes and failures we must learn from them and apply the learning to our next attempt.  It is so important not to freeze, refusing to move when you stumble in your life.  It will pass if you allow it to pass and that will give you the freedom to try again.  Challenging times may shake you but they don’t have to leave you broken…..the choice is yours, never give up!

Iyanla Vanzant said “We must learn not to give up when requirements are not met or when commitments are broken.  To do so is a refusal to allow mistakes to be corrected and a demonstration of an unwillingness to forgive yourself or anyone else who needs forgiveness.”