On Quitting… August 20, 2018 by Amy YoungOccasionally I get discouraged as I look at my dreams and goals and they are not where I wish they would be. “What’s my deal,” I ask myself too often. So I vent to close friends or my husband and I feel better. Thank goodness for people who listen and care and tell me to be upset then GET UP! Which I do … but then, the cycle of beating myself up continues. And being disappointed with my inch by inch progress is exhausting. I try to celebrate the little gains (and I absolutely do), but it’s never enough in my mind. So I pray. I mean what’s my problem? I know people who wish they had my grit and attitude to persevere, people who would love to hit the goals I’ve hit. I often feel selfish and crazy I have these feelings at all! Fortunately, I listen and I learn. God will always shed light on your life and show you exactly what the deal is if you be still. I am so grateful for this. I drew a bath this morning at 5:40 am. Who am I? It’s Saturday? I literally was dreaming of my HUGE goals. I was saying to myself that I desperately want some of these to happen before years end, and I climbed into that tub. I grabbed my book and I read these words… “Do you want the big stuff for your life? You won’t get there by saying yes. Yes is the easy part. You’ll get there by not giving up when you hear the word no. Look at your dreams you wrote down. You do NOT have permission to quit.” Why do I trust this author so much? I feel like she is right. Because she is. The chapter literally is filled with relatable stories and discussions about why people fail. It all comes down to quitting AND I’m not a quitter. I know this. I take pride in getting knocked down only to stand up MUCH stronger than before. This is no different. So today friends … I encourage you to go for it. Whatever IT is … let no one discourage you from doing YOU. And push. Push your way through. Watch what happens when you don’t give up on your dreams. They belong to you and you alone. How totally excited I am to make this happen.