The Things Worth Fighting For

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The things that are worth fighting for are never easy, but that doesn’t mean we give up.

― Lilly James,

I have been through many rough patches in my life and have always found a way to make it through. The highs and the lows have a tendency to push reality right in your face, up close and personal. Each time it seemed easier to just give up than to fight, then I had to ask myself, “is what I’m giving up worth fighting for?” I don’t want to find myself, months, or even years from now, looking back and wishing I had not given up or thinking, “it wasn’t worth the fight!”  Making life-changing decision sometimes have to be decided at the drop of a hat. In that instant we have to decide, “do we put in the effort or walk away?” Whether you believe so or not, everything in life requires a certain amount of effort on our part, but we also have to first determine if those things are worth the effort! 

Before giving up on anything, think about life without it. How disheartening would it be if we gave up on that career, that relationship, that degree you’ve put worked so hard for? Success in anything calls for due diligence,  dedication, patience, and persistence. Life isn’t easy and nothing in life comes to us easily.  Just getting out of bed in the morning takes some effort, and focusing on your goals takes effort. Keeping a healthy relationship takes effort. Raising kids who will make a difference in this world of chaos takes effort! Being on a job that doesn’t always seem right for you take lots of effort! Loving and believing in yourself, takes effort…….! Though these are just a few of the things that may take every ounce of effort I have in me, these are all things worth fighting for.

What are the things in your life worth fighting for? Love? Your Career? Family?  Once you determine what those things are, trust me you will find the effort to fight through any rough patch. It will take lots of patience and much effort but the result will make you proud. Proud because at the end of the day, you can look back and say, “Life came at me hard, but I didn’t give up! 


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