When you feel like giving up
“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” — Leonardo da Vinci
When things get hard, when it seems like every decision you make is wrong, like every breath is harder to take and every ounce of you is ready to give up, remember how far you’ve come.
There will be days, a lot of them, that make you question everything about yourself. You will question every decision you made and constantly be second-guessing every little thing you’ve done.
No one prepares you for these days because there is no way to prepare for them, you just have to face them head-on.
When you lose sight of who you are or where you are going, remember how far you have come from that place you never thought you’d get out of. Remember all the things you have overcome to get to where you are today, how much you have accomplished since you started.
You’ve Made it This Far
You may not be where you want to be, but you’ve made it this far.
There was a time where I didn’t think I would live to be 18; I didn’t think I’d see myself graduate school or get my own apartment. Things were that bad at one point.
You still have a long way to go, you will have this battle and many more to get over, but you will get over them.
Live life from start to finish.
When my grandpa passed away, and I talked to my aunt, she reminded me that he lived his life from start to finish. Regardless of having Parkinson’s and the circumstances that came with it, he never lost sight of who he was.
There is no shortcut in life; there is no secret path to happiness or success. We all have to overcome difficult situations, and we all have to find who we are.
No matter how hard things may get, don’t forget about what you have gone through to get to where you are today.
Be proud of who you are, of where you are.
Be proud of the things you have overcome, and the accomplishments you have had along the way.
No matter how close you get to give up, remember how far you have already come.
You’ve made it this far, don’t give up now.