Nothing Is Over Until You Stop Trying

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What is stopping you in the pursuit of your dreams?

That’s you.  Standing in front of the ice.  The lake.  The mountains.  Subconsciously we quickly think of the journey as being impossible.  That know matter how much energy we exert, we won’t make it.  That this is the end of the journey for us.

And at first glance, anyone would think the same.  I mean look at it. The very sight of it makes you want to question your sanity.  To be honest, most would just quit there.  Just stop.

But we aren’t the stopping kind of people are we?  We aren’t going to let obstacles get in our way are we?  These are  just tests, trials and tribulations to see if we are strong enough.

To see if we have the grit inside of us to carry on.  And you and I both know that you do. We have overcome more in our lifetime than many others.  Many who have succumbed to the weight of it on their shoulders.  We don’t stop. We don’t quit.

We just lean into it and keep going.  One foot in front of the other.  slowly going across the ice on this cold river of uncertainty.  Climbing the mountain not able to see over the top for hours, days, maybe months and sometimes years.  We climb towards the inevitable.  Only one thing is certain on this trip:  Failure and quitting is behind us as we move further and further away.

And why would you want to quit right in the middle?  Listen, quitting doesn’t make you a bad person. But it doesn’t make you a better one either.  If you are stop trying something because it’s too dangerous, I get it.  But if you are stopping just because it makes you uncomfortable……that’s the point!  The point is to shed the comfort zone and move to somewhere else unrecognizable.

Time to make the unfamiliar very familiar.

This is your wake up call.  Time to climb some mountains.

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18 thoughts on “Nothing Is Over Until You Stop Trying

    • Antonio V. September 21, 2015 / 10:02 am

      Happy Monday, Alok! Have a great week my friend and thanks for reading. 🙂

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  1. livelifewellblog5 September 21, 2015 / 10:42 am

    What an inspirational post! I just did a post on my blog about how my husband inspires me daily with his work ethic and determination when it comes to accomplishing his dream of playing in the NBA, so I can definitely relate.

    Best Wishes,
    Allison Jones
    http://www.LiveLifeWellBlog.com

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    • Antonio V. September 21, 2015 / 10:45 am

      Thank you Allison! I will definitely check out your blog. And good luck to your husband! 🙂

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  2. natalietanner September 21, 2015 / 10:44 am

    Interesting take on a great topic. LOVE the title.

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  3. samantha September 21, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    This was very uplifting! Something I needed today. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Antonio V. September 21, 2015 / 12:37 pm

      You are so welcome Samantha. Have a great day. 🙂

      Like

    • Antonio V. September 21, 2015 / 3:33 pm

      No problem, Sarah. Happy you liked it!

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  4. Mistle September 21, 2015 / 1:05 pm

    Great point! If you always give up and never try something, you never know what you can accomplish. I know if I’m faced with a task, I always give it a try at least once.

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    • Antonio V. September 21, 2015 / 3:44 pm

      That’s the right approach Mistle. Love your spirit!

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  5. Kwame September 21, 2015 / 5:27 pm

    Thanks for the post; it’s exactly what I need to start my week.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Antonio V. September 21, 2015 / 5:48 pm

      You are so welcome. Glad I could help!

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