Just like a book, life’s an adventure. Sometimes books start out slow and maybe even a little boring. However, to know for sure whether we’ll enjoy what we’re reading or not, we have to be willing to give it a chance. Life is the same way. If at the first sign of difficulty, we give up on ourselves, we will never be able to discover our strength. If we look at life and say, “Well it’s too difficult to get through, so I’m just going to stop trying,” we’ll never be able to learn from our mistakes and we’ll never be able to see the beauty in life.
Let’s say that you start reading a book and at first, you don’t understand it at all. Let’s say that it’s complicated, doesn’t make sense, and it’s difficult to get through. Now, one option is to stop reading altogether. Sure, that may be easy, but imagine what you could be missing out on! Maybe the book just seems complicated at first because you weren’t in the right mindset or maybe part of the book being so exciting and worthwhile is because it’s challenging! Maybe once you grasp the storyline, then only then, will you see how wonderful the story truly is.
Sometimes you have to read a book more than once to really understand it and that’s okay. The same thing goes for life. There are some moments in life that are difficult and we may even make mistakes. While we can’t go back and relive those moments as easily as we can flip back the pages of a book, we can continue to try improving ourselves until things begin to fall into place.
Giving up in life and on ourselves is a huge mistake. We have so many gifts to give and so many opportunities waiting for us. If we don’t begin and continue to try to get through our struggles and live our lives to the fullest, we’ll never be able to experience true happiness. Think about that really good book, TV show, or movie that you love and imagine if you never tried experiencing it. How would you feel? Think about your favorite food or favorite moment in life! If you never tried that type of food or challenged yourself, you’d never have experienced something that you’ve grown to love.
So don’t give up on yourself. You don’t want to miss out on an opportunity that could mean the world to you!