Lesson #222: Don’t leave (just yet.)

2/28/15.

I was about to quit.

Well, really, I was about to stop before I even truly started.

But a good friend inspired me to do just the opposite.

I made up in my mind that I didn’t want to be involved with something that didn’t feel right. Everything seemed to be going so well, but things changed quickly. I was frustrated, and upset, and I thought the smart thing to do was to get out of there; to save myself time before I was in   too deep. It seemed like the obvious decision: Don’t waste your time someplace where you are upset.

But my friend taught me this.

If you aren’t happy with something for the sole reason that things aren’t easy, or aren’t good, or corrupt—then that’s really not a good enough reason to give up.

Not at first, anyways.

You can’t leave at the first sign of adversity.

Because maybe you’re the one who is supposed to be there to change it all.

It takes bravery, like a lot of other things in life. It’s not a walk in the park—and yeah—maybe you will be upset or frustrated at first. But if you don’t try, you’ll never know what kind of impact you would have had. How much positivity you could have infiltrated in the place around you. How good things could get.

And hey, you never know how much would have grown as a person either.

It takes strength.

But it’ll give you strength in return.

Don’t give up so easy.

I learned this from a really great person. And from someone went through it themselves, I’ve already seen them become greater.

Day 222.

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