Don’t. Stop.

Commitment to excellence is worthwhile, including the trial and error that comes along with actually achieving it.  You can’t learn if you don’t make mistakes, and instead of becoming discouraged, use them as stepping stones to getting it right and accomplishing something of value.  Keep trying, no matter how often you slip up or your efforts turn out producing errors in and of themselves.  Don’t stop.  Never stop.  Stopping means stasis, and do you want to go back to where you were, feeling miserable, helpless and stuck?  Action moves you forward, no matter how many steps in retreat you sometimes feel it may be taking you.  It’s all part of the process.  One day you will look out and see you’re viewing things from a higher plateau, and that you’re seeing more of them, more clearly.  Your struggle will start to make sense, and you’ll find new reasons to pick them up again and aim even higher.  And don’t forget to give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back right before you do.

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