It’s 11:14pm.

And I already feel like giving up. On day two…

I feel like I can’t do this anymore. That this is just too big for me. That I highly underestimated it. That the people who told me “you can’t” were right. And maybe they were. Maybe they really were…

It’s somehow funny and scary at the same time that I have all of these thoughts about giving up while trying to write a book about winning. While trying to write a book about winning when you’ve failed at almost everything. I’ve failed at almost everything I’ve ever done. So I’ve decided to write a book about it. In 30 days. And now I’m stuck. On day two…

But if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s that sometimes you just gotta accept defeat. That sometimes you’ve gotta pack your things and move on to the next thing. As long as you keep moving. As long as you don’t give up for good. As long as you get back up again. Over and over again.

The problem is that most people just give up. Most people just give up for good after day 1. Or day 2. Or day 3. After that first try. Or that second try. Or that third try.

So here’s the truth…

I can’t possibly win anymore today. So here’s what I’m going to do now. I’m going to call it a day. I’m going to pack my things and leave. At least for today. Tomorrow is a new day. Tomorrow is a new chance to win.

And that’s how you succeed even though you’ve failed at almost everything.

You never give up for good.

You get back up again.

Over and over again.

You adjust.

And you keep pushing.

It really is that simple.

But not easy at all…

P.S. You can now pre-order my new book The Underdogs Guide To Winning When You’ve Failed At Almost Everything for pay-as-much-as-you-want, which I’m going to write and finish in just 30 days. Guaranteed ;-)!


Originally published at yanngirard.typepad.com.