keeping yourself encouraged

Sometimes, no matter how much preparation or hard work we do, things don’t work out. We give our best, but still, our best is not enough. No matter how much we try, we are not able to achieve the end goals in our heads.

When things get hard and outcomes don’t come easily, those are great times to be your own coach and cheerleader, instead of becoming a harsh critic to yourself.

You can’t wait and hope that a mentor or benefactor will come along, cheer you up and show the right path to you. You have to learn to rely on yourself. You have to develop faith in yourself and your ability to know what’s good for you in the long run. You have to trust your instincts and your inner voice that helps you figure out what works for you and what doesn’t.

You have to constantly encourage yourself as you hit the lows. As Jim Rohn said, “When you miss an opportunity, are unprepared for an opportunity or suffer a setback while realizing your goals, you need to encourage yourself by immediately getting back into line.”

If you fall off the wagon, don’t feel discouraged, get right back on. If you fall off the daily rhythms, get back on track. If you fall out of a particular habit or behavior, get right back into it. The more time you spend on the ground, the more difficult it will become to get back on the train. 

Whenever you fall, keep yourself strong and rise up again. It might be hard, frightening and overwhelming, but you have to keep going. Just keep pushing and one day you’ll taste the victory that you desire and deserve.