Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Never Give Up

 There are times when all I see is Confusion and Mess. Lock stock and barrels of my armada becomes completely useless and all the "silver lining" thing philosophy seems total absurd. 
In such befogging situations when I can't focus on whatever I'm working on, 
my daddy says only two words- "Keep Trying" and somehow these words cheer me up. 
Who says alchemists doesn't exist. I say they do and they're all around us. Few lines of wisdom ( doesn't matter if it is created/copied/stolen) by someone can really boost my morale up and pave the way forward. 

Pablo Picasso once said, “God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.” 
My point is if I can adapt this Keep Trying characteristic of God than may be one day (hmmmm no I don't want to be a God  :P) I will be able to cheer up a confused soul, as my daddy do all the time without an exception.

Yolanda Adams, famous gospel singer writes-

Visions that can change the world trapped inside an ordinary girl.
She looks just like me too afraid to dream out loud.
And though it's simple your idea, it won't make sense to everybody .
You need courage now If you're gonna persevere.
To fulfill you purpose, you gotta answer when you're called.

So don't be afraid to face the world against all odds. 

We all are surrounded by a circular array of disappointments/ distractions/ diversions/ defamers/ disputes and what not, whose sole objective is to make you feel delirious, bedevil and leave you at crossroads. Above mentioned D's  need not to be of gross quality, even small boring events of day to day life can coerce you to an edge and what left is exasperation and agony. High-speed neurons banging your cerebra and limbic system fighting hard for zilch. Only thing that can keep your sinking boat afloat is by throwing away all these high voltage theatrical thoughts aside and start all over again.

I know, its easy said than done. But, what other alternative do we have here. All we need is someone to give a hug with a little positive-sugar-coated advice. Trust me these small talks and one- liners can do wonders in such situations. 

Keep the dream alive don't let it die
If something deep inside keeps inspiring you to try, don't stop
And never give up, don't ever give up on you.
Every victory comes in time, work today to change tomorrow
It gets easier, who's to say that you can't fly.

Life can never be easy. Its full of twists and turns.... It's just Like A Game.

Disappointments, disturbances
are part of life
Diversions, distractions
all you strife
What matters, is how you
play this game
With endless hard disk
But, limited RAM.

Sometimes life can place a stumbling block in your way
But you're gotta keep the faith, bring what's deep inside your heart yeah your Heart to the light And never give up Don't ever give up on you. 

I strongly believe that this formula doesn't apply only at individual level but it can be applied in all the domains and spheres, especially at social and political level. There are flaws ( way too big and way too many )   but we should not sit idle and watch the show. We gotta do something, and if it fails ( I guess, most of the time it will) we should not give it up, rather we'll keep trying again and again. 


  1. Very inspiring piece of writing! Hope, determination, Positive attitude towards life and Endeavour are few best things we can have:)

  2. Yes it is ur thoughts n attitude which can perfectly change the things and I truly believe in that n what u mentioned that small and special sharings of thoughts are boost sometimes s so v true..I loved dis post of urs....


  3. We gotta do something, and if it fails ( I guess, most of the time it will) we should not give it up, rather we'll keep trying again and again.

    ....gr8 thought...very motivational and inspiring...

  4. There is almost always another way, so yes we must keep on trying and one way or another what we want may just come to pass.

  5. Wow! What a great post!
    Worth reading it :)
    So inspiring and motivating :)

  6. sp true in that it comes down to how you play can focus on all those D and let it really get to you...we are not at a loss for reasons for having a bad day...but it can def be a good one if we want that...

  7. Never give up and that's why my favorite poem is 'Don't you quit'.

    Very motivating write up!

  8. Yes, this is all so true. If we quit we'll never win so, we need to just keep on keeping on and look for inspiration in everything. A great reminder to us all :)

  9. पढ़कर आनन्द आ गया, लगा कोई मन की बात छीन छीन कर लिख रहा हो। हिन्दी अनुवाद का क्या हुआ?

  10. I just can't resist repeating "Keep the dream alive don't let it die".आपकी टिप्पणियां मौलिक एवक प्रेरक होती हैं. अंग्रेजी में भी थोडा बहुत लिख लेता हूँ. आपका वहां स्वागत है.

  11. With endless hard disk
    But, limited RAM.

    haha...academic influence is observed here..haha
    Be it Bachchan, Maithilisharan in Hindi to Keats, Wordsworth or as quoted Picaso.... All have emphasized on "Trying again"
    And this is practical too Alexander Fleming would have not discovered "Penicillin" if would have left in one attempt....Nicely written Jyoti:-)

  12. A very inspiring post! My thoughts are in synchronization with yours:)

  13. Whatever it may be,the sky should only be the limit!Adversity tries a man to prosperity.....

    "The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.
    (Robert Frost)
    सुन्दर सघन मनोहर वन तरु
    मुझको आज बुलाते हैं
    मगर किये जो वादे मैंने
    याद मुझे आ जाते हैं
    अभी कहाँ आराम मुझे
    यह मूक निमंत्रण छलना है
    और अभी तो मीलों मुझको
    मीलो मुझको चलना है

  14. Keep Trying,it keeps ringing in my head..short but powerful..

  15. Quite unusual but terrific piece Jyoti. Your words echo my thoughts. Never give up is my mantra. Whatever it takes we can make it.
    Thank you for the Inspiration.

  16. Jyoti,

    Motivating post. True, one needs to have confidence in self to achieve what one wants and that can not done unless one gets up after each fall to strive harder. And you said it so rightly that it is easier said than done.

    Take care

  17. ... and there are times when giving up is the right thing to do :P

  18. Oh! It's wonderful 'mantra' in life.
    You are great,your daddy is great.
    Would always remember 'Keep trying',
    'Never give up'.

  19. endless hard disk and limited RAm - hahah what an analogy that was!

    great post

  20. positivity splurging.. like the feel of this wall

  21. :) made me smile at parts
    and what you say is so truth and nothing but the TRUTH :)

    thanks for sharing

  22. beautiful JOJO B-)..truly glad to have read this work of yours :)

  23. i love picasso's take on the world. accepting the long odds means accepting the discomfort of living the alternative life, in whatever measure it happens to be. it's a package deal:)
    great post. without dreams, we are machines.

  24. People have invented 32 crore gods in our country. :)) However, we are still to invent happy fellow beings. Nice read.

  25. this is such a broad concept, and words are never enough to write about it, or to read about it.
    i read that Pablo Picasso's quote for the first time, it was amazing :)
    we've got only one life, beyond happiness and sadness, it becomes a kind of moral imperative for us to give our life a unique reason by being ourselves.
    nice post :)
    keep writing

  26. Hey Dear :)
    An award is waiting for you ...

  27. So deep apart, a courageous post and positive wise! Great Jyoti :)

  28. Very uplifting post...I say it is a good attitude to have in life ~

    (aka Heaven)


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