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Are You Willing To Give Up To Not Give Up?

You keep hearing "Pursue your dreams." "Follow your passion." "Keep your dreams alive." "Don’t give up on your dreams." and all those cheesy taglines. Believe me, it never gets easier. Phew! *wipes face*

Give Up On Giving Up

It seems like the longer you choose to go on this journey, the harder it becomes. You keep moving from one level of challenges to another level of challenges. Just when you think you've overcome a setback, something happens that throws you off again.

It is tiring. And it can get really frustrating.

If you ask me what my favourite song is right now and I'd tell you it's 'Cant Give up Now' by Mary Mary. It has become my positivity level booster for days.

The first verse says,
"There will be mountains that I will have to climb. And there will be battles that I will have to fight. But victory or defeat, it’s up to me to decide. But how can I expect to win if I never try."

The second verse says,
"Never said there wouldn’t be trials. Never said I wouldn’t fall. Never said that everything would go the way I want it to go but when my back is against the wall and I feel all hope is gone, I’ll just lift my head up to the sky and say "help me to be strong!"

Then the chorus which is what I sing aloud with all the strength I can muster says,
"I just can’t give up now. I’ve come too far from where I started from. Nobody told me the road would be easy and I don’t believe He brought me this far to leave me."

I was a month away from giving up. After months of failing to get my dream job, of spending hours and hours growing a small blog, of wondering if it was all worth it because I couldn’t find a way out of debt.

I felt like a loser.

I have had enough.

It was too much work, too painful, and all the writing on the wall was smacking me in the face and screaming at me to stop this silly dream.

And yet, something tells me to hold on.

All the facts are telling me that giving up is the smart, reasonable thing to do. Yet, deep in my spirit I know that there is nowhere else to go. I can't go back from here. I am writing to give truth, hope, and clarity to other dreamers and if I stop putting my words down, no matter if people are going to read it or not, then everything will crumble right before my eyes.

"I cannot give up now!!!"

Sometimes the most valiant act you can make in achieving your dreams is to cling to them as if it’s a matter of life or death. Because that’s exactly what it is. Like a mountain climber with one hand on the ledge, I know if I let go now, I am going to kill everything that is important to me.

What is life without dreams? I have given up on giving up on my dreams. I encourage you to do likewise. 

The world needs your passion, dreams, vision, and values. The world needs you to be fully you. The world needs you to get there. Give up on giving up!
Want to hear the favourite song on my playlist? Click HERE to download 'Cant Give Up Now' by Mary Mary.

Stay positive. Stay inspired. Stay sweet.
Wishing you the best of the week. Muwah!

Written by Nwamaka Ajaegbu
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