Why Do People Give Up?

The answer to this question that why people give up will be found in this blog post. But before telling you the answer I want to show you an example so that you can understand the answer better.

I love reading books, especially books that have real life practical wisdom, in simple terms Non-fiction books. I have read a few books like The Sedona Method, Think And Grow Rich, The Richest Man In Babylon, The Six Pillars Of Self-Esteem, Mastery, Radical Honesty and many other books. But for every book finished I have 10 more books that I started but did not finish.

The reason why I did not, or more honesty, could not finish was because I gave up. I gave up persisting. And that’s why I did not finish them. There were many “reasons” like negative emotions, stress, underestimation of the efforts, procrastination and a lack of self-awareness.

Most of the books that I bought are really good books and even bestselling books. But they are not something I could make myself complete in the past.

Although I am still figuring it out, I realized that self-awareness is very important for success. This is because the negative emotions can be released if you are self-aware enough.

Also persistence is what makes success possible. There’s a book that I am currently reading and I am at page 196. The book is called “Psychocybernetics”. That book is amazing. But I could not finish it 2 years ago and it was only this month that I started reading. It shows that even if we give up, life offers a second chance and we have a choice to persist or settle for less.

I am writing these blogs because it gives me happiness to document my journey to success of Rs.22500,00,00,000 ruppees in sales in the next 5 years. I don’t know if it’s possible. But it’s my potential and I must aim for my potential. I don’t have a plan. I don’t have the money. I don’t have connections. But I must do it. It’s my duty.

To sum up I think people give up because they are not self-aware enough to persist. I know it’s not simple. You may be thinking what is “self-aware enough to persist” but please bear with me. If you keep following this blog you will understand soon.

In case you are new to this blog, I am Anirban from India. I have an ecommerce business and I have big goals. I am in college and I have friends. I am just like you. But I am not willing to settle for what everyone else are satisfied with.

Thanks for stopping by and reading this blog post. I wish you have a great Christmas eve on 25th December. This year has been a very educational ride without so many adventures. Thanks again. Take care!

What Society Does Not Want-Our Desires

You are what your deep, driving desire is
As your desire is, so is your will
As your will is, so is your deed
As your deed is, so is your destiny

-Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 4.4.5

When we say “Don’t give up” what do we really mean? We mean something like one needs to persist. But here is my point of view. How should one persist if one does not have the intention to persist? If one does not have the intention to persist then one will give up. Isn’t it simple Anirban?

No it’s not simple. If a person thinks that he should persist but does not want to persist but he believes he wants to persist, then he is going to give up. Because he does not want to persist. Believing something about oneself does not make it true.

But isn’t it what we all do. We believe that we want something because society wants us to be someone but our deeper self does not want that?

In a sense society does not want us to give up but we want to give up. It may look like we are weak or fed up of the pain and emotional labour but most of the time the truth is we want something else.

We need to be honest with ourselves. We want something else. We want to write a book, we want to make money doing what we love to do, we want to follow our dreams. Isn’t it?

Society tells us that we should do something that every does. That we have to be engineers because our fathers were engineers and his father was an engineer and our relatives are engineers and our friends are engineers. And if we follow our dreams we will become a black sheep of the family.

It’s so crazy.

But some of us are lucky to have that one friend who understands us, a mother or father or brother or sister who understands us. And that’s all that matters.

And this is why I think we need to do the right thing, be honest with ourselves, give up what we don’t truly want and embrace our idiosyncratic dreams and read books and attends seminars, meditate and do yoga or reiki and live a life where we are not hating ourselves constantly and love and embrace our true selves and true desires.

If you like my blog post then please like, share and follow me. And also comment down what you think are your idiosyncratic dreams. 😊