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Yet again I find myself awake in the early hours, unable to sleep as my over active mind demands control over my over exhausted body.I read and replied to a post before which in turn awoke memories in myself I had long thought forgotten. When I was young and somewhat naive, I had ideas of trying to save our planet from some of the ugly things I noticed going on in our world. After years of trying and hopefully doing my bit, I gave up? Nothing was changing, the rainforests were still being destroyed, animals were still being slaughtered for the skin off their backs, whales brought to the brink of extinction, sharks mutilated for their fins just to make a bowl of soup. I was repulsed by what was going on around me yet I quit? Change wasn't happening fast enough so I abandoned my ideals and let the world do whatever. Now, after reading a post before and preaching to a 23 yr old young woman about what can be achieved by an individual, I've realised myself that I have no idea how things would of worked out if I hadn't of quit and the shame is, I will never know. Imagine if you will, Martin Luther king giving up half way through his struggle, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, these people were born in some of the worst moments in history, Im sure at times they must of considered quitting, they never did and during their lifetime they could look back and think, I done that? I never quit and look what I have achieved. It is only people who make the decision to quit who never get to know what they could of achieved, I shoulda done more, I wish I woulda done more, I know I coulda done more, but I quit. It is probably too late for me now to make a difference but I have learnt never to quit again. My hope is that someone somewhere can learn from my mistakes, don't give up, face what ever is round the corner. At least you can look back with pride and think to yourself, I done that? Successful or not, you didn't quit. That is something to be proud of.
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