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What do you do when you feel like giving up?

By | Sivakumar Palaniappan | Thinkfluence Mastery Expert | Working With Organisations and Corporate Leaders in developing Thinking and Influencing Skills, and Leadership Mindsets in their Managers | Author | Professional Speaker | Executive Coach

What do you do when you feel like giving up?

I have gone through this often.

Suddenly amid everything, sometimes I feel like nothing is happening as expected. Frustrated with anger, I would desperately want to quit.

But then I remember the study from the University of Pennsylvania that showed “grit is the characteristic linked most closely to success”.

What is grit? – Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals despite significant obstacles.

I would think, why not use some grit…?

Here’s what I try to remind myself of when I feel like giving up…

1. Discomfort is temporary

As Lance Amstrong – the American cyclist, says, “Pain is temporary. If I quit, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?”.

When I remind myself that “Pain is temporary and your accomplishment is permanent”, I will again bounce back and start working.

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