People often give up on dreams, course of actions because of the many challenges they face. Some may give up because it is not just working, others might because of the challenges faced; before giving up in life, re-evaluate your goals and plan a new way.
Sometimes, it’s not the goal but your approach to achieving your goals. Here are few signs you are giving up too early;
1. Losing Interest Because of Challenge
Most often you come across individuals who begin to lose interest in what they once cared about, dreamt and talked so highly of. When asked the reason for their loss of interest, their response is usually, ‘it’s not just working’. This is applicable in almost every side of life, be it relationship, or career. Sometimes you can’t really place your finger on the time you began to lose interest; but if you can figure out when you began losing interest, it will be easy to identify the factor that caused the reaction. Losing interest is normally a tell sign you are giving up too early. While this is true for individuals who have the liking for escaping from reality, it is not applicable to individuals who persevere when facing challenges.
For people who give up in the face of little challenges, giving up becomes somewhat uncontrolled. It may be that they suffer from other predisposing factors that could make them easily lose interest in something or an endeavor. Loss of interest is one of the key symptoms of depression. In addition to depression, loss of interest can also be caused by:
- Bipolar disorder
- Substance use
It is also vital to note that loss of interest is not necessarily linked to a mental disorder. It can also be caused by things such as overwork, relationship problems, boring activities, or just plain feeling stuck in a rut.
Feeling a loss of interest can make it harder to do the things you need to do each day. It can leave you feeling listless, disinterested, and unmotivated to do much of anything at all. These might be things that used to interest you, but now you can’t seem to find the motivation or inspiration to do them.
2. Seeking Instant Gratification
Instant gratification is a term that refers to the temptation, and resulting tendency, to forego a future benefit in order to obtain a less rewarding but more immediate benefit. Individuals who seek instant gratification often pull the plug before their endeavor reaches maturity. It could stem from the fear of losing entirely or the mindset of cashing out early.
3. Making Excuses and shifting Blames
Things go wrong, we make mistakes, accidents happen, and life may not pan out the way we hope. Life isn’t perfect.
But is your default reaction to find somebody or something else to blame for your problems?
A lot of things that happen to us are the result of multiple contributing factors, and can be caused by a mix of our own actions and those of other people.
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