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Life Is Like a Book. If You Never Give It a Chance, You'll Never Know How Good It Is - B.G.

Life Is Like a Book. If You Never Give It a Chance, You’ll Never Know How Good It Is – B.G.

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!

Life Is Like a Book. If You Never Give It a Chance, You’ll Never Know How Good It Is – B.G.
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About B.G.

Hi. I enjoy writing and sharing my experiences with others. For many years, I have struggled with anxiety and know how difficult it is to deal with something so seemingly limiting. My hobbies include: writing, reading, watching TV, and working hard to get through my anxiety. I hope that through my writing I can help others realize that they are not alone in their struggles and that they can overcome their obstacles! I currently have blogs at www.gettingthroughanxiety.wordpress.com and www.restinpieceblog.wordpress.com - In addition, I am the author of the fantasy-horror novel, Rest in Piece and short story collection, Abstract Clarity.


  1. Can I please share this article on my blog? It goes so well with my entries for this week. http://purposefulconfusion.com/

  2. I loved the comparison and saw myself nodding at each paragraph. I don’t know what else to say, you said everything in the best possible way. 🙂

  3. Thanks guys for the lovely compliments! I believe you can share this, ‘Purposeful Confusion’ as long as you give credit to both seeds 4 life and myself. Thanks!

  4. Love this reminder! So very appropriate considering where I am today. Embracing this new, exciting and unpredictable chapter in my life!???? Chanel

  5. Thanks for the comment Chanel! Good luck on the new chapter in your life!

  6. Love it! This sentiment is perfect argument for giving blogging a go..
    Thanks for the Like on my wife’s ‘first time’ blog post – I am so flattered by what she shared…
    …if you leave a comment, she might be tempted to check out your blog AND that would be awesome!
    Thanks, Hubby

  7. Beautiful thoughts and wonderfully written.

  8. This is so perfect!! Thanks.

  9. As person who loves to read, I love the analogy of reading to life. I must say that my life would not have been close to what it is now if I wasn’t a reader. There are so many books that have impacted my life tremendously. I say that our lives are like a book being written. Loved your post.

  10. Thank you amanpan, Darlene, and Vercellon!

  11. Or if it’s bad, you can put it down and pick up another one and read one you love!!

  12. Very uplifting and satisfying feed! Funny how we can be only one more move from success, and just up and quit… It depends how you see success too. Sometimes success means being in your own world. Some value solitude over participation. Others find success in the simplest of things. Waking up! There’s a success! I think it more a matter of one’s value system. I thoroughly enjoyed this blog, and the analogy between life and a book! Looking foreward to high quality blogs such as this, wherever they may be found! I’m impressed 🙂

  13. BG, this is really wonderful and encouraging and so true. Thank you for putting things into perspective with the book analogy. Learning about life and growing in the process is worth the challenge that comes with it…even if it may get complicated or unbearable at times. Awesome piece…thanks for writing and sharing 🙂

  14. I rarely purge books from my shelf after a read-through. I find that returning for another read several decades later, the book is not just refreshed but often different because the lens of my life experiences has changed since the last time I visited that plot and characters. In parallel, memories and relationships also appear changed at different ages.

  15. “Maybe the book just seems complicated at first because you weren’t in the right mindset”.. felt like this totally is truth! Great article..

  16. There are some books in life that I wish I could forget just so that I can experience for the first time again. If only! It’s amazing what journeys we can go on vicariously through other characters.

  17. I was fascinated to read your blog on not giving up because that’s exactly the subject that I had intended to write on today!
    For most of my life, giving up or walking away from anything that I found a challenge or a bit upsetting, is exactly what I chose to do. Frequently I would regret it, but it seemed safer – if you don’t try then you can’t be accused of getting it wrong!
    It took until a major trauma when my life was totally turned upside down, that I decided to start being more brave. I will now attempt most challenges & encourage others to try it too. Life is far too short for regrets. If something doesn’t work out, at last I know that I have tried ( & given it my best shot). Now I am happier than I have ever been. Thanks for your blog.

  18. Thank you guys for your thoughtful comments! Your words are extremely inspirational!

  19. This is a beautiful piece of writing!

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