Many times people who love and care about us tell is we are "wasting our time" or that we are "crazy" for trying to do what we are doing.
I feel that most of the time it is because they do not understand what we do and it can sometimes feel quite isolating because it seems like you are the only fish trying to swim upstream and everyone else is swimming downstream.
It is sometimes tempting to quit and turn around and swim downstream like you see everyone else doing but the rewards are at the top, the top of the stream, river or mountain.
We need a good mindset, just DECIDE you will NOT QUIT No Matter What!
To DECIDE means to cut off from- so doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes no matter what that is deciding.
Do not listen to your loved ones or those around you that are discouraging you-they sometimes mean well, but you can do it if you just keep going. Success could be just around the corner, do not give up now!
Sometimes people discourage you because they are jealous or afraid you may succeed and leave them in the dust.
It makes a difference in how bad you want it? Are you willing to keep going despite any obstacle?
I have run marathons and triathlons- when you are tired and feel beat up and sore or in the case of my last marathon VERY sick. Of course you want to give up, or quit! That would of course be the easy thing to do and no one would think bad of me, they would instead say what a good job I did even if I did not finish. BUT I did finish! Even though it was my worst marathon time ever, I dragged my body across that little white line and did not quit but it was my brother who found me at mile 10 to come and help motivate me to keep going or it would have been a lot harder to finish the whole 26.2 miles.
It was by far the hardest race I had ever finished but it was also my most memorable.
If you think about it, most of the things in life that are Worth anything are HARD! But they are worth it.
When you feel low in your reserves and resolve to keep going, that's when you need to lean on some fellow warriors or other friends who are doing what you are trying to do. You can recharge your motivation and determination and feel a part of a team. Do not let those who do not understand stop you. YOU CAN DO THIS!