Aaah so this week we are addressing perserverance and what can come from never giving up right. So let's think about this. Have you ever..... No scratch that.... How many times have you given up on something?
How many times AFTER giving up did you want to kick yourself for NOT having the guys and the strength to keep pushing?
How many times have you decided that you WOULD NEVER give up?
Have you ever decided to learn something and really put your mind to it and energy into it to perfect it and make it AMAZING?
What will bring you success?
Do you think that Michael Jordan missed shots or passes or even lost games?
Did you ALSO know that according to Michael Jordan he has NEVER lost a game.... He only ran out of time....
Imagine what could happen if you change your perspective. Let's think about failure as a SUCCESS that needs a little work. When I first started sketching I would get so frustrated and annoyed when my drawings didn't look like my reference picture. I would ball up the paper and give up in the drawing and try a new one... If that didn't work I did another and another. And one day my dad saw all my trash drawings scattered all over the floor and opened a few.
He said to me... "Now why did you throw this away...." And showing me the paper I had thrown away as trash and it only had a couple lines on it...." You gave up before you took a chance... Don't give up if it doesn't look right.... Use lighter lines and keep pausing to make sure you are doing it right! Now.... Try the first drawing AGAIN and don't stop working on that picture until it's RIGHT!"
The particular drawing I was attempting was from a coloring book. A page with daddy and bugs bunny facing each other with guns drawn as if in a showdown in the mid west... They both wearing a lot of detailed clothes.... I went for it!
Can I tell you when I showed my dad he honestly believed that I traced the drawing but I didn't! I kept the drawing for many many years because for me it was my FIRST reward for NOT giving up! And I had earned it!
So there are never endings.... Only new beginnings.... If today doesn't go as planned..... Prayerfully you wake up tomorrow and you can try all over again! A new beginning may be just what you need! But never ever give up! You are worthy!
Dawn aka Javi is a Super Cool 32 year old wife and homeschooling mother to 2 young boys and now one new baby girl!!