I know how you feel.
I ask myself the same questions you ask:
When will my work get the recognition it deserves?
When will the vision I have been given come to pass?
When will I make the progress I know I should be making?
And though I do not have the answers to these questions, I do know this:
You cannot quit.
You must persevere.
Here are three reasons why:
1. PEOPLE ARE WATCHING.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means. – Albert Einstein
Your critics. Your supporters. And everyone in between.
They are all waiting to see if what you started out to accomplish will be completed. In an effort to prove your critics wrong, prove your supporters right and be an example for everyone else to follow, you must persevere.
2. TIME IS A’ WASTING.
Defer no time, delays have dangerous ends. – William Shakespeare
You are not getting any younger.
If you quit now, you will have to start another journey…from the beginning. Do you really have the time for that?
The harsh reality is, each day we live brings us closer to the last day we will live. Make your days count. Persevere.
3. YOUR NEXT ASSIGNMENT IS WAITING.
The next thing you need to do will not be revealed until the last thing you know to do has been completed. – Edward Paz
(In case you’re wondering…I did just quote myself!)
Your next step. Your next task. Your next directive.
You will only receive it when the endeavor that you are currently pursuing has been completed.
You will only understand it when the mission you are presently on has been accomplished.
You will only appreciate it when the struggles of your current battle have been overcome.
Therefore persevere. You will not know what to do next unless you do.
People are watching.
Time is a’ wasting.
Your next assignment is waiting.
Your perseverance is a must.