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At some point on the path toward any goal, chances are that you’ll find yourself discouraged. It might be after a failure or when you’re not making progress as quickly as you’d like. No matter when it hits, it’s important to keep on going!
Discouragement happens to everybody, and making the decision to give up on a goal or dream when you’re feeling discouraged is not a good idea.
Instead, take time to refocus on your goal — not just the what but the why. When I’m feeling very discouraged, I’ve found that it’s best for me to simply walk away and do something mindless and then come back and reevaluate later, once my head is clear.
There are obstacles between you and any goal. That doesn’t mean they’re not worth pursuing; it just means you have to practice focusing not on the obstacles but on your own strengths and abilities!
Have you felt discouraged at all this month? How do you overcome discouragement?