Thursday, January 10, 2013

10 Questions to Ask Before Giving Up

From time to time I'll be featuring articles I think are relevant to me, and hopefully to you as well. Today I read this over at Tiny Buddha, addressing not that setting goals are important - and they are - but why you set those goals is possibly even more important, and so remembering those reasons of why can help you when you're at the point of potentially giving up.  Good stuff...

by Lori Deschene, Founder, Tiny Buddha
We all face obstacles in pursuing our goals, whether they’re professional or personal.  We think we’re on the right track but realize we’ve chosen the wrong approach. We’re enthusiastic and hard-working, but our support system disintegrates when we need them the most. We’re just about to make significant progress when we run out of time or funding.
Tenacious as we may be, we all have our breaking points—that moment when the potential rewards stop justifying the effort. Usually that’s the hump that separates your best shot and your best reality. Before you throw in the towel and go back to something safe and far less taxing, ask yourself the following questions:
 - Why did you want to pursue this goal to begin with—and has anything changed?

 - What’s the worst that will happen if you keep going and don’t reach your goal?

 - Are you afraid of succeeding?

 - Would your life be better if you gave up on this goal?

 - What would you tell someone else if they were in your shoes?

See the other 5 reasons, and get the rationale behind them and what you can do to avoid them at:

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