“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, and how you can still come out of it.” Who said that? The one and only Maya Angelou.
So, here's the problem, when you’re on a journey of building a brand or improving yourself, you can get worn down and worn out. You might start to feel like you can't carry on. I mean, has life ever made you stop right in your tracks?
Have you ever felt like your dreams of being a better person or building that amazing brand has been crushed? Ever been lost in the proverbial wilderness?
If you’re like me and thousands of other humans walking this planet, who have tried to build a brand or create a better version of themselves and their life, unfortunately, you probably answered yes to at least one of those questions.
And that is exactly what we are going to talk about in today’s video.
Interestingly enough, no matter what you do, what your thing is, at some point, you are going to run into doubt. It may be because of what someone else said or, it may be self-inflicted self-doubt.
And I might suggest self-doubt is the worst doubt possible!
But at some point or maybe even right now, you may be asking yourself, why am I doing this?
Is this a good idea? Will or would anyone care if I just stopped!
Do they need this brand, this thing?
And what you're really asking is do they need me?
To that, I say yes, yes they do. To that, I tell you, Don’t stop.
Don’t stop no matter what. Even when you think you can’t carry on, don’t stop!
No matter what, don't stop!
To be honest, it’s alright if you’ve ever felt that way or if you’re feeling this way right now! But, even when you feel like you can’t go on, you have to keep pressing onward and upward.
You have to keep doing your thing, helping people, changing the world, building your brand into what you want it to be.
Please, don’t stop and keep pushing yourself into who you want to become.
No matter what, don’t stop!
You have to believe in yourself. Believe in your path.
You have to believe in your goals. And most of all, believe in your future destination.
And of course, create the habits to get you to those goals to arrive at that destination.
You see, you are on a journey to greatness. To become the best version of you possible.
To be an impactful person on this planet.
So, you have to dig deep and keep moving forward. Move forward even if it’s only one small step at a time.
Move forward even if it’s three steps forward and two steps back. Keep moving and don’t stop!
You see if you continue to fight, to grow, to build.
If you continue to believe in your dream, in yourself, in your journey then you will eventually get there.
You will reach your goal and when you do, celebrate! But for now, have patience and don’t stop.
Many times in life, we stop right before we’re about to receive the blessing for all the hard work we’ve been putting in. We get impatient and move on to the next thing wondering why it never works out.
We change our mind, our website, our ideas, we zig, zag, or stop, when we should have just stayed the course.
Stick with it. Stay the course. Dig your heels in. Be stubborn. Be Focused. Be Consistent and never ever stop.
I can think back over my life and my career and point to many days when I wanted to hang up the towel. When I thought to myself, “Am I even impacting the world?” “Is the content I’m creating, the time I’m spending even making a difference?”
I can remember not wanting to create another tutorial, blog article, or video ever. I can still feel the gut-wrenching emotion of disbelief and being unsure if I should continue on.
But, I’ve stayed the course and headed my own advice of never stopping.
Of continuing on no matter what.
Have you ever been there? Have you ever second-guess yourself?
Have you second-guessed your decisions? Your path? Your brand strategy? Thank God I didn’t listen to myself.
That goodness I continue on past all those hurdles and pothole days of life.
I’m so happy that I didn’t get stuck. And to be honest, I’m happy that hopefully with the help of this message that you won’t get stuck either because you are going to carry on.
Today, I know without a shadow of a doubt, I’m impacting tons of folks. I know I’m making a difference. I know that I’m a catalyst.
But, if I had stopped. Well, that simply wouldn't be the case. And, that’s exactly why I’m telling you, Don’t stop.
I know you want to make a difference. I know you think big. So listen, you have to keep believing in your journey, keep going, keep moving. Your victory is just around the corner!
It’s waiting patiently for you to arrive.
Simply dream, build the next goal, formulate the habits and then take the next step.
And the next step, and the five after that.
Take those steps until you can grab it. Then, grab your victory, hold onto it tightly and enjoy it. But, no matter what, don’t stop!
Don’t be defeated! Don’t stop improving yourself or stop building that amazing thing, brand, idea, future you see for yourself … and in the meantime, continue to change the world one good action at a time, keep building your influence and impact, keep growing 1% better each and every day.
As you keep moving and refuse to stop, remember to focus on being a happy, helpful, humble, human, and I’ll see you in the next video.
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