The only one who can make you give up is yourself

“Don’t give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don’t listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.” Sidney Sheldon

As you make your way through life, chances are you’ll come across people who seem to have your best interests in mind. They will appear to be kind hearted and smart. They will appear wise, full of wisdom, and will know the ways of the world. You listen to what they say, desperate for some guidance.

They tell you to forget your foolish dreams, that those dreams will never amount to anything. They tell you to trust their words, for they themselves once had foolish dreams. Dreams they had to give because they were too difficult for them to achieve.

They are your friend, and don’t want to see you making the same mistake they made. They implore you to heed their advice, to drop whatever dreams you have, and to do what you were intended to be, a follower, a worker, a drone.

These people are not your friends. They pretend to be so they can kill your dreams. Deep within their bosom, they have an emptiness that lifts when they spread gloom and doom to others. Seeing others succeed makes that emptiness grow, so they do all they can to make sure others don’t succeed. They are failures themselves, and seeing others succeed magnifies that failure.

So they pretend to be your friend, because they have a better chance of making you give up on your dreams and goals that way. They pretend to have your best interests at heart, but nothing would please them more than to see you give up, to see you fail to reach your goals.

Failures like to encourage others to fail.

The only person who can make you give up is yourself. FAilures can try all they want to make you give up, but it is only when you yourself give up that they succeed in their goal. You control your own destiny. Just because they’re failures doesn’t mean that you’ll fail as well. As long as your heart is beating, and air flows through your lungs, anything in life is possible.

Never let others kill your opportunities before you’ve even had a chance to prove yourself. Never listen to anyone who tells you that you’re a failure, or a loser, a quitter. You’ll only be those things if you listen to them.

Associate yourself with winners. Winners like to see others succeed. Ignore nay-sayers and get them out of your life.

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