As far as I can remember, I was a little kid when I first saw the film ‘Never back down’. The positive influence the film had on me had nothing to do with the title. At that age, the mere thought of the underdog protagonist knocking down the champion antagonist and bagging his girlfriend used to give me chills. Fast forward, I know that this was not the only reason why I loved the film. In fact, it had indeed taught me the most important lesson in life – NEVER GIVE UP.
If ever I could choose one piece of advice that you definitely have to give somebody, it is this. No matter how large or small someone’s objectives are, at one point or the other he/she is going to want to give up. When things don’t seem to arrange themselves according to our plan, when our goals take too much time to materialize, most of us are on the verge of giving up. We feel like our goals are not worth our time and effort and therefore, we quit.
In life, we only regret the chances we didn’t take. Have you ever looked back and regretted the constant efforts, no matter how hard they were, that you had to undertake for something you really wanted? Not really. But we do think that “Had I done that then, I wouldn’t have to deal with this now”. Don’t we? Well that’s exactly where this little piece of advice comes in handy. If things don’t work out as you planned, push yourself harder. Give it some time and have patience. Remember, you will thank yourself once you have achieved your goal.