Whatever we want to achieve in life, no matter how big our goals are, there are going to be times when we are faced with difficulties. There are going to be opportunities for us to give up on what we are working towards, to slack off, to not be our best. But if we are going to reach our highest potential, we have to stay committed.
We have to stay stubborn enough to believe that we will achieve.
Nothing good in life ever happened by giving up. Dreams and goals were placed in our hearts from when we were a young age. While we may get distracted as we go through life, deep down in our souls, our dreams are still there. When we are finally ready to pursue them, we have to make a promise to ourselves that no matter what, we will do whatever it takes to bring those dreams to life.
We have to have a stubbornness about it. We have to know that we will reach our dreams, no matter what. Being stubborn enough to think we can do it means that we make up our minds that we are in it for the long haul. It means standing up for what we believe it. To know we can reach the dream.
Sure, there are going to be times when we are pursuing our goals and bad breaks happen. People don’t treat us right. They steal from us, they lie to us. We start feeling sorry for ourselves. We think it is too hard, so we want to quit. Or we want to get back at the person who did us wrong. So we may not put in as much effort toward our dream, and instead direct it toward getting even. As we are complaining and crying about it, we are taking away the energy that we need to pursue our goals. The distraction is going to hurt us in the long run.
Take the story of Thomas Stephen Monaghan. He was raised in an orphanage after his father died when he was four years old. In college, in the year 1960, he borrowed $900 to buy a restaurant, a pizza place. His wanted to use the money he made at the pizza place to help pay his tuition. He never went back to school because the pizza place was losing money. He had all kinds of bad breaks. His business partner ended up stealing his life savings from him, a fire burned his restaurant down. His friends and family told him to give up, that this just wasn’t meant to be. But in the dark time, he stayed stubborn. He had an idea. He thought to take the pizza to the people. He had an idea of delivering pizza. He created a new pizza box that kept the pizza warm and made it so that you could carry multiple pizzas at the same time without them crushing each other. He started delivering pizza on college campuses. The idea worked. He started with one restaurant to what is now 6,000. In 1998, he sold his Domino’s pizza company for a billion dollars. Good thing he stayed stubborn.
We can’t give up on the promises and the goals that were placed in our hearts. We may make mistakes, but we should stay stubborn and stay committed to our dreams.
Here’s the deal. When we are going after our goals, we aren’t always going to be having fun. There are going to be times when we feel like giving up, when we aren’t having fun, when there are obstacles ahead. But that’s when we have to lean in even further. We have to get even more stubborn. We have to dig our heels in even deeper.
We have to say to ourselves “I am going to do the right thing when it’s hard. I am committed to this goal, and I am going to be my best. I am not going to give up because I don’t see anything happening.”
When things are easy and going our way, we are in it to win it. But when we get discouraged, when things are taking longer than we wanted them to, we may slack off. Being our best where we are, showing up with a good attitude, and doing more than you have to.
We have to Stay Stubborn. We have to keep being our best day in and day out. There are going to be times when nothing is going our way. Yes, it’s hard. Yes, it’s difficult. If it was easy, everyone would do it.
The dream wouldn’t be in our hearts if we weren’t the right people for the job! We already have the talent. We are already full of the can-do mentality and power! We didn’t come this far to stop now! We have to stay stubborn.
On the road to our destiny, half way through, every single one of us is going to be tempted to turn around and go back. Everyone will want to give up, stop and go back. Half of the people will. But we aren’t everyone. We have to move forward. The funny thing is that both people travel the same distance! If you start working toward pursuing your goals, learn things, go the distance, and then you stop, turn around and go back or if you keep pushing through to the end of your journey and reach the dream. Both people travel the same distance.
Stubborn people outlast the difficulty. They go the extra mile and do more than they have to. They stay faithful. They stay loyal. Stubborn people reach their dreams.
Year after year, stubborn people refuse to give up. They may see no growth, no increase. The dream in their heart may be taking longer than they thought. That’s a test. Are they going to give up? Get discouraged?
No. We are different than everyone else. We are a stubborn people. We don’t give up. We push harder. We believe and we know that our dream is right in front of us.
We have to say to ourselves, “I will never leave until I reach my goal. I will stay on the path towards it. I am committed. I am sticking with it through thick and thin. I am going to outlast the tough times. I am staying stubborn so I won’t take the easy way out. I remain loyal to this dream.”
There will be plenty of times when we are tempted to walk away. We may think that It’s been too long, we’ve worked too hard, it’s never going to happen. We have to be consistent. Loyal. Faithful.
We have to stay stubborn and know that we will win in the long run. But it isn’t for everyone. It’s not common, its not ordinary. Reaching the dream is for people who go the extra mile. We stay enthusiastic even when nothing is happening.
When we stay stubborn and determined, we know that quitting is not an option.
Staying stubborn means that other people can’t talk you out of your dream even when you aren’t making progress. When we stay stubborn, eventually things will turn around, our business will take off. When we stick through it and stay stubborn to wait it out, that’s when we will have the breakthrough, that’s when we reach our new level.
Stay stubborn when it isn’t fair. When you have every right to give up, stay committed. Stay in it for the long haul. Stay stubborn and fulfill your purpose. Don’t give up because it isn’t fair. When you stay stubborn, doors will open.
Stay stubborn, my friend.