Never Give Up!

Welcome back to the current issue of the Law of Attraction Key Newsletter!

Often, the greatest rewards are just steps beyond when most people throw in the towel. It’s time to move past the instant gratification addiction and get real and lasting success

My life was stalled out for years because I kept giving up and jumping to the next “shiny” thing that I thought would fix my life. When I finally realized what Crystal Andrus shares in the article today, my whole life changed. I’m excited to share this with you, because I know you can experience the same miraculous transformation!

Go read this now, it is so important and I’d love to hear from you. Please take a minute to go to www.lawofattractionkey.com and leave me a comment (and make sure you come back to see my reply too). You are magnificent and I can’t wait to hear from you!

Life Mastery Is Yours!

Kristen

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“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is
always 
to try just one more time.”

— Thomas Edison


Never Give Up!

By Crystal Andrus

I remember the night, years ago, when I sat down to watch The English Patient. I was alone, and it was getting late in the evening. I’d read the raving reviews and saw it win the “Best Movie of the Year” at the Academy Awards. I figured it would have the power and intrigue to keep me awake. I was really excited about it! However, 75 minutes into it, I could barely keep my eyes open and wasn’t following the plot. What was everyone talking about?! This movie was long and boring.

Disappointed, I turned it off and went to bed. The next day, I noticed the cassette still in the VCR (yes, it was before the days of DVDs!) and for the sake of finishing it, I hit the play button. I really did want to see it and thought that maybe I was just too tired to enjoy it the night before. I’m so glad I did, because what unfolded for the next 75 minutes mesmerized me. All the seemingly scrambled pieces of the puzzle were coming together; and I was completely pulled into the drama, passion, and heartbreak.

Then I rewound the nearly three hour movie and watched it all over again, this time, hanging on to every word. I was spellbound! I rented it again the following weekend, and as I watched it, I sobbed as if it were the first time. Imagine if I’d never seen it through to the end! (As soon as I could, I bought the VHS tape and eventually the DVD version. And when the sound track came out, I bought that, too!)

My nearly missing out on watching The English Patient is such an unimportant but effective example of what quitting too soon can cost you. How many things have you missed out on simply because you gave up too soon, perhaps because you’ve been taught that immediate gratification outweighs long-term success?

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We live in a world where the “waiting time” for all things has been cut in half, from long-grain rice to Internet speeds. We want what we want the minute we want it, and if we don’t get it fast enough, we give up.

Here’s what I think:
If we’re willing to quit that easily,
we never really wanted it in the first place.
Easy come. Easy go.

I remember, not too long ago, when a friend of mine said that I was an overnight success. I reminded her of the years and years—countless hours—I’d put into my burning passion to write books that made a difference, to work on a TV show that had substance, to facilitate healing retreats, and to create passive streams of income. She laughed and recalled a time 15 years earlier when we were jogging, and I was telling her that I was going to be a published author one day.

Overnight success?! Try again! This has been a good 10 years in the making, and I’m still working towards where I want to be!

Do you think the greatest leaders and most influential people today didn’t sometimes question their resolve and perhaps wonder, “Why am I doing this”? If you think for a minute that those who’ve achieved greatness haven’t felt the hills and valleys—haven’t felt like giving up—you’re fooling yourself. It isn’t because of luck or opportunity (these things may open a door), for long-term success is forged because of one magical ingredient: staying power.

If I can impress one thing upon you it is this: Willpower can often be confused with being “inflexible,” “tough,” or “overly ambitious,” but it’s only those who carry on despite all odds who become successful beyond measure! What I’ve learned is that when failure is not an option, you’ll find a way to make it work.

Quick Tip Look Who’s Talking…
All success comes with highs and lows, so, what you need is tools to help you keep going through the lows.

The BEST tool to keep your motivation even when things aren’t moving along as quickly, or in the exact way, that you planned is to have your “Why” list.

Write down every reason WHY you are on that particular journey with that specific goal. Why it will benefit you, why it will benefit the people you love, why it will benefit strangers, why it will increase the vibration of your town, city, state, country and the world.  I have said this before and I will say it again, you are that powerful.  Realizing you affect the world isn’t lofty thinking, it is exactly right. So, do yourself a favor and think of every single reason WHY your success is a must for you and for the world!

“Hi Kristen,

The questions you ask are challenging and it gives me the notion to think of how I treat myself and others. Quite enlightening since before you…I gave it no thought, just being who I thought I should be and not understanding why I have such turmoil in my life.

Thanks to the Universe for bringing you into my life. I’m going to watch the video for the 5th time.”

– Dave G.


13 Responses to “Never Give Up!”

  1. masada says:

    After reading i was touched by the experience ob quitting too soon. I almost quitted something that made me feel great everytime i did it. Thanks for shating.

  2. karthik says:

    very inspiring and very useful. the tips r very practical and shud inspire all 2 imbibe the spirit in all. congrats.keep inspiring and supporting such pursuits for otheres 2 persevere in life.

  3. Peter says:

    Reminds me of a poster that i have in my garage .it’s about a stork thats trying to swallow a frog but the frog has got the stork in a strangle hold by the neck
    Sometimes we need just a little bit of inspiration to keep going .

  4. Harry says:

    It sums up perfectly. Winners never quit! and quitters never win. Thanks for your inspiration.

  5. Aurora F. Rimando says:

    This is very good. Thanks for posting this here!

  6. Patricia says:

    Thank you so much with this article I really needed this at this moment and I will read it daily to help me to keep pressing on and doing whats in my heart and share my gifts with the world

  7. Marilyn R Williams says:

    Hi Kristen,
    This article is great and true, however, sometimes giving up is the right thing to do – even if you really want what you are after. I wanted to be an accountant after graduating with an accounting degree and I searched for a job for months with no luck. I expanded my search to include accounting-like jobs and never gave up – for a year. But, after a year of searching and only finding a few temporary positions, I decided it was time to let my dream go (so that I could pay bills and my skills were outdated with no finances to update them).

    And, I am SO glad I did, because giving up allowed me to find work much more suited to my personality and would NEVER have considered it otherwise. My life is better, even with less money, and almost every day I am happy that I gave up on the dream of being an accountant.

    What I do when deciding to give up or not is write down 10 GOOD reasons for letting it go. If after writing out those reason, I feel BETTER then I know it wasn’t really what I wanted and I let it go.

    However, if I do NOT feel better, then I know I need to redouble my efforts and concentrate more on what I really want. And, not give up.

    I love your blog and all the tips!

  8. Shelly says:

    I think this one issue has been plaguing me – of being distracted by every new shiny thing that I think is going to change my life, getting halfway through and start thinking, “Why am I doing this?” This article and your comments came at the perfect time for me. I struggle with second-guessing myself halfway through a project, as it begins to evolve and the finish line continues to be pushed out. As a full-time mom of 4 young kids I take longer than I’d like to finish the projects in my head and they evolve as I think about them while caring for my family. You’ve given me more food for thought today, thank you!

  9. Marcus says:

    Some of the best advice that I have received. Reflecting on the positive and never giving up helps me to overcome and eliminate mistakes. May the blessings of this Christmas season reaffirm the gifts that you share with all of us.

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