There is no mistake as great as the mistake of stopping in our attempting. Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fell. Yes, it is like a postage stamp; its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to the envelope until it reaches its destination.
Christopher Columbus, a fifteenth-century explorer, and navigator sailed across the Atlantic hoping to find a new route to India. In this voyage, as day after day no land appeared, his sailers threatened mutiny and tried to persuade him to return back. Columbus refused to listen to their entreaties and ‘sailed on’. This landed them in America. The greatest failure in life is to stop trying.
Maybe you have repeatedly tried and got defeated. But the best thing to do at this point is to get up, dust yourself and start again. Perhaps your business has failed. Stand back and review the reasons and then try again. It is always too soon to quit. Never give up. Persist. Men do not fail. They only give up.
Leaving Your Comfort Zone
Perhaps it is the time for you to leave your comfort zone of the egg. Sure breaking through the shell is tough and the life outside is going to be even tougher, but life outside carries its excitement, fulfillment, and reward. The tougher the job, the greater is the reward. No one but you yourself can cheat you out of the ultimate success.
Life is like a meter in a taxi. It keeps on ticking irrespective of whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still. The vast majority of people let life pass them by, just too afraid to extend themselves. I like to watch a little baby. It fights its way to crawl, to stand, to walk and to talk. Babies never give up the fight. Ultimately it succeeds in its attempts. Its tragic to see people lose the fight as they grow older.
To seize life is going to require effort and doing more than expected. You will not discover your full potential if you stay in your comfort zone. Break out the world is waiting.