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The Power Of Never Giving Up

One lesson I am taking away from my kittens is the amazing superpower they have- THE POWER OF NEVER GIVING UP. I saw them trying to get over a table once, and those little legs of theirs couldn’t reach the height so they kept falling and trying. This continued for about 30 minutes when finally one of them (there are two) made the cut. I was holding a plate of noodles and watching them be all cutesy and fun but meanwhile, I could not help but notice how they, not even for one moment, felt like it was not something they could not do. The did not consider giving up.

Have you ever heard of the saying that when you do not give up on something, the universe happens to conspire for it to happen? After all, it might be true. It is a beautiful thing to watch how great things are achieved when we decide not to give up and thanks to my kittens, I do not want to restrict this to just human beings. 

Boosts Self Confidence

The simple thought that you are capable of infinite things makes your heart goes mmmmmm…Now imagine you are trying to build a castle of cards and every single time you are just able to reach a floor which is just a number greater than the last time. So, for every single time you try, you are able to do better than the last time, and that is evidence in itself that you are capable of infinite possibilities. Sometimes you fail, sometimes you win. But isn’t winning and failing relative? Of course, it is.

No Regrets

Speaking of regrets, how did your proposal to your high-school crush go? I am sure many of you are still with your “high-school sweethearts” and that is only because you had mustered enough courage to ask them out in the first place. But, even if you did not end up with them after asking out, do you regret doing that? I am guessing No. You asked, you knew, you moved on. But, for those who did not and gave up easily, I hope you are doing fine. I hope you have forgiven yourself. You will find love again. 

What’s The Worst That Can Happen?

The worst thing that can happen when you don’t give up is you will fail. Is that so bad? Not trying hard enough is way worse than losing. With failure, comes lessons, learning, the wisdom to talk about your experiences. But when you do not even try, and on some warm morning, your grandkids ask you why you couldn’t be a soccer player even though you loved it so much, you will not know what to tell them. Trust me, in that very moment, you will look back and wish you had given it a shot. Therefore, it is very necessary to just seize the moment sometimes. 

Maybe The Odds Are In Your Favor?

What if, like my kittens, you might be able to get up on that table, after all? When you work so hard for something, knowing pretty well that this is in your bag and you just have to keep pushing, it is a beautiful feeling to finally hold it in your hands. It is. Once you have tasted the flavor of hard work, it becomes addictive. When something is really important to you, giving up should be your last option.

 But, I also want to remind you that in between all the trying and all the achieving, do not forget to take care of yourself, and do not be too hard on yourself. Achieve your goals but put yourself first. You are your own foremost goal. 

Tell me about a favorite “not giving up” story of your own?

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  • BRI C says:

    My favorite thing I’ve stuck with is running. Not only do I get to see physical progress on the work I put in, running gives me a clear head for all my activities throughout the day!
    One thing I struggle with is self discipline so it’s really important for me to build healthy habits right now during my extra free time.
    Great post, this was very reassuring!

  • Ankit Panda says:

    A brilliant piece of writing I’d say…written in a simple and yet very effective manner. We often ignore animals and their efforts by not looking at it objectively. Thankfully you noticed it and wrote about it.

    When looking at our inspirations, we would often look at their achievements and not at the hard work they put up to achieve it. All of them had one thing in common, they never gave up.

    Thank you for reminding this to everyone again.

  • Stories of She says:

    Love the structure & message of this !
    I think you shine brightest after your failures, you glow with experience and your achievements are that much sweeter so I totally agree – never give up!

  • Kayleigh says:

    This is great advice. Especially in these uncertain times. It’s so important to remember to stay positive and give your all to everything you do!

    Kayleigh x

  • Nancy says:

    Hahaha I love that kittens/cats will keep trying to get what they want!! We definitely need that kind of mentality. I love the effects that people get from not giving up. Self-confidence is something that we need. One of my never give up stories is that it took me three tries to get into my current job. Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥

  • Sachin says:

    The way the article went from something so seemingly innocent, like kittens trying to climb up the table, to something so powerful … was just so inspiring! I myself ended up relating to the article so much that I thought of the times I backed out from something daunting and other times when I ended up somewhere fulfilling after trying a lot… all while reading this.
    Keep up the good work!

  • Shana Seigler says:

    First of all, I love the kitten story. I loved watching my now 6 year old cat at that age. Kittens are so much fun. I also love how you said What’s the worst that can happen. I say this to my friends all the time, because most of the time the only bad thing would be someone telling them no. Is that really that earth shattering. Absolutely not, so go for it.

    • Exactly! When I feel like I am in a dilemma and imagining the worst-case scenario helps calm me down. In most cases, it is not a big deal!
      Thanks for reading, Shana! 🙂

  • Under Flowery Sky says:

    What a beautiful lesson to learn from kittens. Nice tips.
    I wrote something similar recently- Not giving up even if you want
    to give up..

  • Thrivedays says:

    Great read, highly motivational

  • Lisa Marie Alioto says:

    I wholeheartedly believe in this – in for a dime, in for a pound.. GO big or go home!

  • Ronald Daniel Sampson says:

    This was such a good read. Well written. (:

  • Dr. Vador says:

    I love the name of your blog. Now that I got that out of the way. Never giving up is sometimes the key to succeeding. The points you make in your article will make my perseverance easier thank you.

  • Jaya Avendel says:

    I have always found that the darkest moment is what leads me into the light. I have struggled learning new things but never giving up is what allows me to learn well, and afterwards new opportunities open up. I have never regretted pushing on through the hard parts; when I started an exercise routine, it took a while to kick in but now I am thrilled to be where I am now. 🙂

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