Staying Positive and Never Giving up is More Important than Ever Before

By Dr. John L. Reizer

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Most of us have heard inspirational speakers preach about the importance of keeping a positive attitude throughout our lives. The old adage about keeping your chin high and never giving up has a lot of truth behind it.

The single item that seems to separate successful people from individuals that have encountered a lack of success, throughout their lives, is persistence. Having the ability to get off the ground in order to give it another go is a priceless personality trait. Successful people rarely give up in life. Instead, they view failure as just another opportunity to succeed at a later date. If you think about this mindset, it’s quite inspiring. As long as you never give up, you’re still in the game. Only when you decide to stop trying, does the world failure ever creep into the picture.

We all know that life can certainly be difficult sometimes. Adversity involving our careers, health, relationships and many other areas are commonplace. Most people, at one time or another, have to face such difficult issues. How we respond to various obstacles, that might come our way, ultimately determines the amount of success or lack thereof we will achieve in our lives.

We’re living in interesting and challenging times. As a nation, of like-minded people, we must keep our chins high; our determination to keep fighting strong and our minds open to alternative concepts and ideas.

We must also remember that America was built, from the ground up, by highly determined, out of the box thinkers. It will need equally strong and committed citizens if we are to survive some of the challenges that appear to be on our horizon. As Americans, we can do this, and we can do it with pride because, quite frankly, we have no other choice. Failure is no longer an option; it’s just another opportunity to succeed!