Giving Up

The kind of life we’re living, at this very moment is a result of innumerable decisions. Some which we took willingly, some which were forced upon us, and some which happened with the course of time. In life, there are a number of things which are beyond our control. And no matter how much we wish or try, we can’t outrun or outdo them. But, there is a power, which can be vastly affected by factors and still stay yours, and only yours, and under your control, and that is your will power.

Your will power is nothing but your ability to hold on long enough to achieve something you want, no matter how situations and people may try to break you. It’s about staying strong despite loosing hope in times of despair, because you’re driven towards attaining your goal. We as humans, are of two types. One, those who give up way too fast, and the other, those who absolutely despise quitting. And there are also those who are a mix of these people, who act either way, as a response to the demand of time and situations.

They say what makes a person successful is not about how easily they attained their goals, it’s about how many times they rose up after being thrown down by everything around and walked again. The entire concept of giving up or not, is centred around the idea of trying. Because failure is not caused due to a lack of potential or abilities, but by the lack of efforts in trying again and again. And your willingness to try continuously is a result of the driving force within you, which could be positive or negative, or it could either be passion, anger, hate, need, pressure or a life changing event.

But the question that arises is, does that make the one who gives up weaker and the one who holds on always stronger? The answer is an absolute no. Because giving up is not easy either. To let go off your hard work for the part of journey you’ve covered, can leave you absolutely disappointed and full of remorse. To know you wouldn’t ever be able to feel how the grass is greener on the other side, and to be left with a feeling of ‘what ifs’ and ‘buts’. To imagine how what all you missed out on what could have been some of the best moments of your life. Because giving up on the outside may seem easier, but at times it could be brave, selfless and the better decision.

They say winners can’t be quitters, but did someone ask the one who quits, if this was really the game they wanted to win at?


19 thoughts on “Giving Up

  1. I can relate to giving up. There was a year I was in vocational school studying a very specific thing. I did it more for myself than other people, which is the first mistake I made. I started out with a plan of what I wanted out of the program. Study hard, learn, graduate, and get a good job. But somewhere in the middle I became very disinterested and depressed by the path I was on. I had never felt so physically and mentally exhausted before but I didn’t quit all because I was too scared of what people would say if I simply gave up and said that career wasn’t what I wanted in my life. It was so hard for me to accept the idea that I could go into something and that it would be completely all right if I decided it wasn’t working out for me. In the end I finished the program but I didn’t do anything with my diploma. I can’t change the past but moving forward, it’s taught me to never say yes so quickly to something.

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  2. Lovely post! What an amazing write you are. You’re the true meaning of the name you’ve been blessed with. Your writings help me feel so connected. Whenever I feel low, I have a look at your site and re – think life. I’m sure you are as a beautiful a person as your writings. And a beautiful girl like you deserves a beautiful life. I sense you too are going through something which can clearly be seen in your writings. I hope that whatever it is get’s sorted out soon. I hope you have someone in your life who loves you beyond boundaries because a soul like you deserves the truest and purest of love. And I hope you’re relieved of whatever toxic relationship present in your life. Thank you for touching my life so beautifully. I really wish I could connect with you to see the way you smile and you how you talk. Oh I’m sure it must be beautiful beyond words to be in the presence of someone like you. I wish to hear you talk for hours all together and read those expressions. Because oh I’m so in love with you without a single sight of you. I wish you could guide me through life…

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