“Never give up” - how effective is this advice?

“Never give up - never, never, never, never, neither in great nor in small, neither in large nor in petty, never give up, unless it is contrary to honor and common sense” - Winston Churchill.

Many people have probably heard this famous quote.

But how applicable is it in practice? Is it possible to always not give up and is it effective to be so persistent? Let's speculate.

There will always be difficulties

First you need to understand that there will always be difficulties. Whatever heights you strive for, the price of this is overcoming yourself.

It does not happen that a person has achieved outstanding results and has not made efforts for this.

Any athlete, businessman, artist will tell you that the price of his success is grueling, hard work on his shortcomings. Improving yourself. Many attempts and failures.

From the outside it seems like a successful person wakes up like this one morning. In fact, behind success there are always years of hard work.

And the ability to work hard is what separates winners from those who give up ahead of time.

The foundation of modern physics might not exist

In fact, almost all discoveries are associated with perseverance and perseverance. If Albert Einstein had become discouraged and given up at every obstacle, we might never have been able to understand the physical essence of space and time. Moreover, Einstein was not just a scientist with a capital S. He opposed wars and violence. He fought for human rights and mutual understanding between peoples. His inspirational quotes have helped many people not to lose faith in themselves.

1. The opportunity lies somewhere in the middle of the problem you have.

2. Only those who make absurd attempts will be able to achieve the impossible.

3. You will never solve a problem if you think the same way as those who created it.

Einstein also argued that there is a little genius inside every person. Indeed, each of us has unique abilities, we just need to determine in which area.

We are all geniuses. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its entire life thinking it is stupid.

So what, never give up?

But do you always have to be so persistent that you never give up? I think not.

A simple example is that you are fighting a war and losing the battle. Is it necessary to stand to the end at any cost, at any cost? Or is it better to retreat, save strength, make mistakes and try to take revenge in another battle?

The question is complex, but one thing is for sure - standing to the end at any cost in 100% of cases is stupidity.

It turns out that sometimes you need to retreat.

But how to distinguish a situation in which you cannot give up from one in which you need to retreat?

I am of the following opinion - it makes sense to retreat when retreating increases your chances of winning in the future.

For example, if you “retreat” to your laziness and continue to lie in bed, although you have plenty of important things to do, then this retreat does not in any way increase your chances of winning in the future.

And if you are waging a war and retreating in a single battle in order to preserve your strength and chances of victory, then it is more profitable to retreat. Such a retreat increases the chances of victory in the future.

One question remains - how can I understand in every situation in life when retreat increases my chances of success and when it does not? Good question, but I will talk about this in my next articles.

What qualities are needed to not give up in life?

Strategic Thinking

This is the main quality that will help you not give up. In fact, this is a whole science - a system that needs to be mastered gradually. But the good news is that it is possible to develop this quality from scratch to almost perfection.

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