Give Up to Go Up

Have you ever wondered why, sometimes in your life even through a lot of practice, preparations, trainings and various course of action you take, still, it seems like you’re not getting the results you want in the current endeavor or career you are in.

Probably, it’s because it takes more than practice to excel in anything. There are a lot of factors that affects one’s performance. And the greatest ones boil down to the person’s inner self. Aside from the specialized knowledge needed to perform, the person himself must have the innermost personal serenity light enough to soar high to the peak of excellence.

To illustrate my point, imagine a hot air balloon, the oldest successful human flight technology.  At the start of the flight the balloon is tied with sand bags heavy enough to keep it still slightly above the ground allowing people to come in. Then to gain altitude, these heavy sand bags are slowly released leaving all the weights behind and there goes the balloon up high as it can in the sky!

Hot Air Balloon on flight

Hot Air Balloon
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Balloon Sand Bags

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The same goes with our careers in life. We are not getting any remarkable altitude maybe because a lot of heavy sand bags are keeping us from soaring high. These sand bags include some bad habits like procrastination, self doubt, fears, pride and our being unforgiving to others. These sand bags bring us negative feelings and drag us to unwanted circumstances thus making it very hard for us to focus on our goal.

Negative feelings

Bad Feelings and Circumstances
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Examine yourself, reflect and try to identify these baggages in your life that keeps you from soaring high. List them down in a piece of paper,(somewhat like the one below) and plan a definite course of action to release them. You won’t make it any higher unless you cut the ties and let go off these weights.

  1. Pride
  2. Procrastination
  3. Bad time and self management
  4. Self doubt
  5. Unforgivingness/hatred
  6. Fears

Give up your Emotional Baggages

Drop your sand bags
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It’s easier said undone, but believe me, giving up is very hard to do. It takes time, sacrifice and persistence. Just start it anyway, as nothing ever gets done without being started. Persist and fuel your persistence with your deepest desire to succeed. And once you’re at the heights, the view is so beautiful. You will then realize that the happiness brought about by success is in appreciating the beautiful things that happen on your way to the top.

Success in Life

Success
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ameliejan 5 years ago from Alicante, Spain

Thank you - I enjoyed reading this uplifting hub. Voted up.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for the comment ameliejan, I learned everything from my mentor. I will post more of these nice thoughts in the coming days. Just wanna share it with people.


Karen 5 years ago

Love the article. simple and clear. Good Job!!


bhelee 5 years ago

Very nice illustration, you've shared a clear view,, thank you.


carla 5 years ago

It's uplifting.Thank u for this article. Thank you too hub page(s).


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Kimberly Turner 5 years ago from New Jersey

Awesome examples! This advice has come in a time where I am definitely fighting against some sandbags. However, my sandbags are life ones; the struggle to survive on my own and do what I love are very conflicting. Thank you for your strong words! Voted up and useful.


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sanathara 5 years ago

Very nice Hub!Thanks Admiral_Joraxx, for sharing this.it's true, if you want success in life then give up all the negative feelings..otherwise you can't focus on your goal in life..Voted 'Useful'.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Ur welcome Kimberly, It feels great and honored to hear people being helped and lifted up with our hubs. Thanks for the comment.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for the comment sanathara.


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VENZKHVAM 5 years ago from Milk way galaxy, trying to find a more adventurous place in another galaxy with my great followers

Admiral,

wow, wow, wow, what a beautiful hub. you know what ? You had written one of the best hubs in the hubpages. i had voted up and awesome. it is very simple and straightway conveys the meaning of how to shed the negatives and bounce back. I had many time failed in my life and i admire Abraham Lincoln.. I had a similar motive hub which some people had liked it. And i always look for this type of topics and you are really different.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Venzkhvam, It really doesn't matter how many times we fail in life. What matters is how many times we put ourselves together for another try everytime we fall. Because failure is not in falling down, it is in staying down.


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crazybeanrider 5 years ago from Washington MI

Enjoyed this very much! So I tweeted it...


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Prisana 5 years ago from Thailand and Colorado

Very inspiring hub! You were lucky to have such a great mentor!


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Crazybeanrider and Prisana.=)


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

One important factor i identify with is procrastination. It is true that procrastination is the killer of dreams, ambition and goals. I truly accept your suggestions. This is a great hub. Well written and carefully arranged. You re talented.


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Rooskaya 5 years ago from Russia

I agree with your motivational hub. The life is like a journey with a lot of ups and downs. We need to accept everything that comes on the way but at the same time we must never give up to the difficulties. This is life. One must never let any factor affect his ambitions negatively.

Good work. I'm voting you up.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for the appreciation Rooskaya. Indeed life is difficult, or shall I say challenging instead, we are bound to fail on our way to success. The good thing is that God has given us each other, our family, friends, followers and neighbors to pick us up when we fall, stand with us hand in hand in trying times and join us in the times of glory!=)


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damek 5 years ago from USA

Good hub, keep it up!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

An excellent and inspirational hub, very uplifting.

Thanks for sharing.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks Damek, I'll Do my best to write more of these uplifting hubs.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Movie Master, I have written a hub which have uplift you, you just have written a comment to uplift me, and I would like to thank you so much for that. It's so uplifting to receive commendations like these. Thanks!


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

Good analogy of the hot air balloon being held back by sand bags as we ourselves are held back by our "baggage"


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thanks for the commendation Danette. Analogies oftentimes make things clearer. I'm so happy to illustrate one. Cheers! =)


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qlcoach 5 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

Well said. Excellent writing. Yes to connecting with the "inner most serenity light." This is how all of us can maintain more balance between mind, body, and spirit. Peace and Light...Gary.


kims3003 5 years ago

Nicely said - great hub- I love how you used the hot air balloon quite creative


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Thank you very much for your comment Kim. I'm so happy you loved it. =)


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lyns 5 years ago from USA

Very well said, excellent hub thanks for sharing another very meaningful message, I voted up and all the goodies...


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

Hello Lyn, thanks again for the commendation. I'm so happy this hub touched you today. Keep being inspired ahead.=) Thanks once again.


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Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

Words of wisdom to be sure. I used to read Og Mandino's books, as well as other motivational and inspirational, writers. There was one book in particular that had many simple chapters that focused on things that were life obstacles in suceeding, such as those described here. Thanks so much for sharing-voted up.


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lyns 5 years ago from USA

Admiral_Joraxx, your welcome thank you for sharing, have a good one.


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Admiral_Joraxx 5 years ago from Philippines Author

@Denise-Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts on these Denise. Your appreciations inspires me a lot.

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