Just Keep Swimming

We all have those times in life when we would much rather just throw in the towel than get through what we have to finish. These are the times when you learn the most about your character. Especially if you feel like you have failed at something, how you bounce back after – or don’t – says a lot about who you are. It’s easy when you feel like you aren’t good at something or you mess it up to just quit and walk away. It’s much harder to keep at that task until you have sorted it out and finished strong.

There are many situations that aren’t easy for us #TwentySomethings to get through, but the fact that we are so young is the perfect reason we need to keep going. See, if we quit things and just accept that we gave up on something, it makes it SO much easier to give up the second time around. And the third. And the fourth… You get the drift.I think it’s an important character trait for us to learn early; we need to keep at it. As my grandmother used to always say:

When the going gets tough, the tough get going!

I think this saying is a very telling one of the difference in generations. A lot of #Millennials feel the need to give up if they aren’t good at something on the first try. The flaw in that inclination is that the one thing you gave up on might be the thing you were born to do. It might not always be easy, and it could be something that is really hard at first, but the feeling of accomplishment when you overcome that obstacle are the moments of your life that you will never forget. Our generation needs more of that “keep on pushing” mentality. We have so much opportunity and in my opinion, that translates to power and knowledge that can be applied to our life experiences.

 

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