In the 7 billion people world, everyone attempts something to achieve every now and then in their respective fields and personal life. But, its always the few people become the shining stars. There are numerous factors which influence our path for success. Among those, never give up is a predominant mantra preached by everyone to achieve success. People who give up always painted as a big loser in this world. To all those criticism, this article will highlight on the other side of the coin.
Giving up is not always a loser’s characteristics, sometimes its wiser men’s choice as well. The quote by Thomas Edison is absolutely true but sometimes it’s better to give up if you fall in the below buckets.
- It’s not my cup of coffee
Its always good to attempt something big. Before jumping into the mission, we have to make a self-analysis about our strength and weakness with the respect to our goal. when we do realize that, it’s not aligning with our traits it’s better to leave that goal and start exploring which falls in our space. Sometimes we never know things we are good at. In those cases, make an attempt and if you realize its not your cup of coffee, then don’t hesitate to opt out of it.
I am happy to refer a real-time example, “Chevrolet is the largest automaker in the US but they were not able to succeed in the Indian market even after decades of struggling which eventually led them to shut their Indian operations.”
- Give up and Try again
Though we are working with machines and devices every day, we are not one among them to work tirelessly all the time. Every attempt of our failure teach us the lot but continuous failures test our determination towards the goals. At such times, it’s better to give it up for some time and try it again after a break to charge ourselves. Timely breaks do wonders in our goals. And our success does not solely depend upon our strength alone. The external factors and time also play a supporting role.
Another example here in this case, “Marvel was one of the original cornerstones of superhero comic books. As comics sales declined during the ’70s and ’80s, Marvel lost steam and filed for bankruptcy during the 1990s. After a brief break, with the string of successful film franchises such as the X-Men, Spiderman, and Avenger Series led Marvel to become the greatest filmmaker.”
- Don’t hang just for others
Whatever we do, we must do it wholeheartedly. We should not do something since others are doing. In addition to this, We should not make an attempt on something due to the pressure and persuasion of our parents, life partners, friends, and relatives. If we do something for others shake without analyzing our gains and pains, it will eventually spoil the things we are good at originally.
Let me pull an example for this from cricket world, “Irfan Pathan was one of the greatest bowlers to India in 2005. After Greg chappel’s appointment as Indian cricket team coach, he pursued him to become an all-rounder. It becomes a career disaster for Irfan Pathan where he lost his plot in bowling and eventually dropped from the team”.
All these cases conclude that, try and achieve something big in your life. Don’t hesitate to give up if you find its not your cup of coffee. Sooner is always better when it comes to making mistakes and fixing it. Happy living!