There are a great number of people in the world today who have given up on the dreams and aspirations they once had. There was a point in time when a fire burned within them that sparked fresh ideas and fueled a desire that could have shaped destiny, but that’s all over now. Why? Because somewhere along the way they lost a battle, and in losing the battle, they quit. They failed to learn the lesson of failure – get up and fight on.
These are the authors who refuse to write the books because they are afraid they won’t be published. They are the singers who are silent because, as much as they wish to sing, the enemy of fear has them locked in a quiet penitentiary. It is the artist whose masterpiece will never be seen, the poet whose pen will never touch paper, the dreamer who has allowed the enemy of failure to dictate his reality, and the leader who has allowed the enemy of rejection to squander his gift. For each of them there is a great future to possess if they will simply have the courage to take the next step.
“Remember, if you don’t do it, someone else will, and when they do, they may indeed possess what was set aside and intended for you.
Just because you do not achieve what you set out to accomplish the first time doesn’t mean you have failed. Only when you cease to try have you failed. As long as there is breath in your lungs and the sun shining in the sky, don’t you dare give up; live to fight another day. “Some days you’ll get the bear; some days the bear gets you.” No matter what, don’t quit.