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Every Accomplishment Starts With the Decision to Try & the Refusal to Quit

Updated on August 3, 2020
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Writing is my passion. I have an undying thirst and quest in the field of writing. Some eat, drink or use drugs when stressed; I write.

So often in life, various people find it hard to tread the right path, and it’s challenging to validate the mistakes made and the problems that many encounters, so they can learn, grow, and live a positive life.

The pathway to finding the success you want is very narrow, and the road to travel is tough, but, if you walk at your own pace, don’t push yourself too hard, collecting all your strength, you will eventually get there.

The journey that leads to a sturdy road may be the only way to victory. But, you tried to find an easier way, and fail at what you’re aiming at. Life comes with inquest paths and many roadblocks.

Life is too short to emphasize on what might have been, and it is impossible to live without failing at something. Failure is not final. It is not fatal, and it’s not the end.

It’s the courage to continue and improve, achieve, accomplish the impossible with overcoming failure, mistakes, and disappointments that come with life.

Remember, every time you put forth the effort, you give yourself a chance and an opportunity to gain success. Once you try, you take a risk and open a door for opportunities to succeed.

There is not any sure formula for success. You think that you can. Once you try, there is a possibility to fail. That should not stop you because determination fuel you to action, and the key to success comes from being committed to your goal, the decision to try, and the refusal to quit.

I have experienced a journey filled with many heartaches and challenges, and though circumstances may be difficult, God didn’t give up on His plan for me, and because I didn’t give up on trusting Him, I can become anything and accomplish anything.

When I follow his lead, I am always prepared for success and will never miss an opportunity because of unrelated dreams. There will be times when I find myself in a valley – a valley of decision.

Although it may seem God is not there for me. I understand when I encounter challenging times, MY GOD is on His throne, and He will be there to see me through.

“All of my dreams can come true if I dare to pursue them, and I must not let my dream die by the wayside. If I call Him, God will help me to fulfill my dreams and provide a destiny covering me.

And when I trust Him enough to take Him at His word, I will find myself on the route toward a fulfillment that dream. As I begin this journey, I will humble myself and seek to understand the pathway God is taking me. Now that achieving my dreams won’t come easy as nothing worth having ever comes stress-free or without opposition, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to fulfill my goals.


The path that leads me to the dream I so desire to fill wrought with thickets and thorns. And so, as I travel the journey and follow the Lord's lead, I will be at various times, find myself confronted with trials, but fear, not God allows the travel to be difficult so, He can prepare me for my place of promise.

I will have weak spots and areas of inconsistency in seeking to fulfill dreams. Therefore, I must always set goals and create strategies for achieving them.

If I wish to achieve success, I must have self-discipline. Also, I must understand the definition of perseverance: refuse to quit and to keep on trying. Although, it is hard to find the correct balance, especially during tough times and when things seem impossible to overcome, there is always a way out.

Two questions that I should always ask myself are - how can I overcome many challenges in life, and how do I turn a feeling of failure by defeat into victory? The answer lies in three resolutions, and that is to be persistent to succeed and be ever living up to the decision to try to the refusal to quit.

Thus, believing in yourself and your goals works with positive thoughts and planning to support the accomplishment of your goals. I honestly think anyone can overcome failure because deep down within each one of us, there is a burning desire that reigns unbeatable overwhelming.

So, you must not quit, but keep trying. One of my favorite quotes on the impossible is. "Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is no longer a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing." – Muhammad Ali

Goal setting is a process whereby an individual thinks about their ideal future. However, when a person knows precisely what they wish to achieve in life, it is easy to set goals and quickly spot the distractions that would lure them away from their course.

When you set goals, it gives your life direction, and it also promotes motivation and brings about self-confidence. If you intend to live the life you desire goal setting is a powerful method. If anyone is reading this article anything like me, you OBSESSED with planners and your planner makes or breaks your productivity.

And I think others should be too, because you accomplish your purpose by setting goals. It helps you to feel in control over life’s chaos. If you wish to achieve success, you must always outline and meet your goals. Also, you must discover perseverance: refuse to quit and to keep on trying.

The truth shouldn't be told only when it's convenient, so before you create one of the two paths in life called honesty and dishonesty, there is a duration you should always remember. It is better to try with failure and be honest with yourself than being in denial and fool your way through.

A life without making mistakes is not a development. You can merely existence without purpose and direction. This means, as humans, it’s always necessary that we appreciate by learning from our mistakes.

When you learn to recognize your mistakes for whatever they are; grievous or straightforward, you will always endeavor to turn them into success and greatness.

Failure results from painful errors & that stem from a lack of knowledge, and I'm not speaking on small failure; I'm talking failure that is painful and causes emotional turmoil. They are pains that can stick with a person for a lifetime.

Still, one benefit of making mistakes lies in the fact that they act as a beneficial way of learning. Remember, every accomplishment of success starts with the decision to try and the refusal to quit.

One thing that you should always remember is that the journey towards the accomplishment of success starts with a desire to try and the refusal to quit.

It is prime time that you realize that the roadmap to success, greatness, and the realization of potential depends on your self-drive. Plus, the actualization and the validity of the dreams you seek to achieve.

Every goal is valid. It all depends on one’s resolve to make it. Some people achieve enormous success quicker than others because of which other people make a mess of their lives by cursing their shortcomings.

There’s a proverb that says you cannot get the better of a man who refuses to quit, and it is as accurate today as when the words were first voiced.

Failure is an effort that comes with disappointment, but the ability to keep trying is a quality that can turn into possibility and success. failures are only stepping stones to move forward and eliminating ways that won’t work to come closer to the ideas that will be. The accomplishment of success starts with a decision to try and the refusal to quit.

To try, and then again, and yet again, is to refuse to quit, only to walk the path that leads to achievement. As we tread on the journey of life, we will always meet the inevitable difficulties.

In such testing time, a desire to succeed coupled with a determination to keep trying is all that makes a difference; whether we succeed or fail.

Many people never come to realize why they cannot achieve their dreams and goals, but it is always because they lack self-conviction to help them move forward & turning their fears into hope.

Self-doubt is self-affliction that will always be a recipe for failure. Without a doubt more than any other quality, perseverance gets our goals within our reach, lets us be quite dominant of our talents, and that turns our dreams into a living, breathing realities.

Remember that although the journey in life is rough, we must always remember every accomplishment of success starts with the decision to try and the refusal to quit.

Every Accomplishment Starts With the Decision to Try & the Refusal to Quit

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    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      23 months ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing with me you enjoy reading my article and sharing with me your experience on people that get past the demons in their head to realize they can succeed. I appreciate you

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      23 months ago

      This is a good article. I've seen people get past the demons in their head to realize they can succeed. Enjoyed reading this.

    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      23 months ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Marlene, thank you for your reply. Excellent tip, believing in yourself will allow the brain to tell a person he or she can do anything. Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. The mind can be the best asset or your biggest enemy. It works wonders when it the biggest asset.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      23 months ago from USA

      One of the best tips is to believe in yourself and know without a doubt that you can do the thing you want to do. Our brains allow us to learn to do anything we put our heart and mind to. Your article is very inspirational. It shows people how to find their dreams.

    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      5 years ago from Atlanta Georgia

      That you so much for sharing how much you enjoy reading my article and how it an inspirational article. I write from what I witness from many other in hope I can help whoever read my article

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      Summer LeBlanc 

      5 years ago from USA

      What an inspirational article- it reminds me of something my Tae Kwon Do instructor always says. 'The hardest part, is walking through the door.' I really enjoyed this, made me feel hopeful!


    • Pam Morris profile imageAUTHOR

      Pam Morris 

      5 years ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Thank you, I appreciate your comment and compliment, I am happy you enjoy reading my article and it empowered you.

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      Robert Walker 

      5 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

      What a powerful article and one that so many of us need to read. It certainly has empowered me Pam.

      Thank you.


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