Why Do People Give Up So Easily?

I have a pretty good idea, but the reason doesn’t really matter. If you’re just going to give up, why waste anybody’s time, especially your own? Time is the one thing we can’t get back. It’s the most important thing. Why waste it saying you’re going to do this or that and then just quit?

Yeah.. shit happens. It happens to everybody. Our plans fail. Things get in our way. Things beyond our control.

Do you lie down and take it, or you stand up and let that shit bounce off you like bullets off
Superman’s chest?

Awesome Superman cartoon!

I have friends and family that say stuff like “I can’t do this” and “I can’t have that”, and here are all of the reasons why, and I can’t do anything about it. Total BS!

The world doesn’t owe me anything, and it doesn’t owe you anything either buttercup. (Does that sound harsh?)

You can do something about it! Cut crap out of your life that doesn’t lead to your dreams, or that doesn’t support your passions. Learn something new. Work hard at a new skill. Turn over every rock to find new opportunities. Take action and do something! Don’t just sit there and waste the time you have left.

And, when the inevitable things happen, learn from them and move on. Do better next time.

Just get something done…

Maybe you feel like your too busy. Life got in the way. My last blog posts were about information overload. Did you catch those?

Avoid Overload: Stop Learning… Start DOING! Part 1
Avoid Overload: Stop Learning… Start DOING! Part 2

Maybe it’s a good time to disconnect a bit. Step back and take a long look in the mirror. You owe it to yourself. You owe it to those that care about you.

You may not see it quite yet, but there’s abundance in this world. Everything you’ve ever
wanted already exists.

Getting there is a matter of aligning your thoughts and actions with the things you say you
want and allowing the Universe to work in your favor.

“How do I do that, Darrel?”

First, spend time with your kids (if you have kids). Call your parents while you can. Spend more time with friends. Keep close those that you truly love and care about, and be there for them too.

Next take a look around. Who has the lifestyle you want? There are plenty of models to choose from. How did they get their lifestyle? What action did they take? What can you do to get there too? What can you learn from them?

Shifting your mindset from negative to positive has an odd way of revealing opportunities that you might have missed otherwise.

Maybe this all sounds like metaphysical BS. Hell, it sounds that way a bit to me too. But, what if? What if you really can improve your future through a positive mindset? You just might be surprised at who comes into your life and wants to help you or work with you.

Isn’t that the true essence of “faith”?

Be about it. Do something. Do something big.

Tic-tock tic-tock… (Because we all end someday)

What ya thinking?


  • Very good post Darrel, I used to feel the same way when I used to work. I didn’t make enough time to call my own parents in New Jersey. I didn’t have time to travel as much as I dreamed of doing. Heck I even didn’t have time to get my haircut and wait a whole 2 years before seeing a hair stylist. All this was happening and it made me even more miserable until I started shifting my mindset and focus on to the internet watching and studying personal development with Les Brown and Anthony Robbins. Now, I don’t have that misery anymore and did what I was told to do by shifting my poor broke mindset and negative self talk to a more optimistic and wealthy positive mindset welcoming every challenge as an opportunity for change.

    • Darrel Tenter

      Reply Reply June 8, 2017

      Exactly Ace. I see it happen over and over. I still experience it. Just the other day I was down. Very tired from a long weekend. I was trying to get work done, but I was focusing on the negatives. What wasn’t working. Looking at what others were doing and getting upset because it wasn’t working for me.

      But I backed up and took a breather. I got a good night’s sleep and started again. I got back on my DMO and things started happening. I made new connections on Facebook and had some great conversations. I helped a few friends solve some tech issues they were dealing with. The day just flowed.

      What changed? I did. Nothing else. The only difference was my mindset and energy. Every day I need to make the conscious decision to focus on the positive, on what is working, and actively ignore the negative. Or at least not let it bother me.

      We’ve all heard that saying “Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…” (You know the rest) It’s probably overused and I think many people don’t really grasp its meaning. But when you look at things this way your mind and life is freed up and open to possibilities. Not giving a shit about things that you have no control over is a freeing experience.

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