The other day, I was having a chat with a friend of mine who has become a mother just a few years back, and as we talked about Life and challenges in general, she shared with me some great advice that was so simple, and yet very powerful, about facing challenges in life.
“Men are what their mothers made them.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
She said to me, that before she became a mother, she would quit more often when challenges are high, and she would give up more easily when things get tough; but since she had her first child, everything changed, her sense of responsibility got multiplied by 10 if not more and her commitment flew over the top, and the depth of what her heart can love reached infinity.
No matter how old a mother is, and how little or grown-up her child is, 4 or 40, one thing she can teach us, that no Motivational speaker can ever illustrate better:
She simply won’t give up!
If you ask a Mother when how long she would keep trying before her child can walk, she would reply that “I will keep trying UNTIL he/she would walk”. A Child will fall many times before they could walk, and the parents know that fact, so those “failures” won’t discourage their perseverance.
And that was her magical word; she would keep trying UNTIL _____
This week’s Tip is about Perseverance like a Mother would!
Whenever you are feeling down, or a little low, and reaching the stage of giving up, just remember the power that your Mother has given you, and that is the DNA engraved Perseverance, there ain’t no mountain high for her, and she would leave no stone unturned for you; by her hands, by her heart, or by her prayers… She would keep being there for you UNTIL you make it.
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~Thomas Edison
So Never give up, and keep trying UNTIL you Make it…
Keep looking for a job, UNTIL you find one.
Keep studying UNTIL you graduate.
Keep Fighting UNTIL you conquer sickness.
Keep trying UNTIL you succeed.
It’s just as simple as that.
Have a wonderful week,