Inspiration to Not Quit but Keep Moving Forward on Motivation Monday

Inspiration…

to NOT Quit!

 

Happy May Day! My plans to participate for the entire month of April in the A to Z Blog Challenge…didn’t work out, due other pressing obligations and events. One major event occurred last week, so I have to share because it’s relevant for this blog post! 😉

 

 

On this now 7 1/2-year journey to earn my doctoral degree (Doctor of Education in instructional technology and e-learning), I just reached another major milestone last week! ?  My dissertation Chair told me he believes we have gathered enough data with the second survey (of the original three planned) of participating online graduate learners. SO…the data collection portion is DONE, and I can move on now to completing my dissertation manuscript and my oral defense.  Now I’m on the home stretch and the finish line is within sight, where the checkered flags will wave soon! ?

This achievement required motivation and inspiration to NOT QUIT even though I felt like it so many times. I found that inspiration and encouragement in God, my hubby, my adult kids, my siblings, my friends, and my fellow scholars in support groups on Facebook. This journey reminds me of these lines from a longer poem (and I apologize, I don’t know who the original author is):

“When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit-

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out –

The silver tint in the clouds of doubt,

And you never can tell how close you are,

It might be near, when it seems afar;

So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit –

It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”

 

 

 

So What About YOU?

 

Have you ever felt like just giving up on something, because that road you were trudging seemed all uphill?

 

Where do you find your inspiration to keep moving forward?

 

 

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9 comments to “Inspiration to Not Quit but Keep Moving Forward on Motivation Monday”

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  1. Christine - May 1, 2017 Reply

    Very inspirational! I needed this today

  2. Lathiya - May 1, 2017 Reply

    Truly motivating

  3. Kaylee - May 1, 2017 Reply

    I think it’s so important to have supportive family members and friends when I’m feeling unmotivated or discouraged. Sometimes all I need is a little push to accomplish my goal.

  4. Richard Lowe - May 2, 2017 Reply

    Well done on your milestone. 🙂

  5. Joni - May 2, 2017 Reply

    Needed this today. Thank you.

  6. Shilpa Gupte - May 4, 2017 Reply

    I love that poem!
    I find inspiration in my mother, who never gave up whenever she faced a difficult time. She keeps us all moving ahead with her words of wisdom and her faith and her hope that someday some miracle will definitely happen, so until then, we need to keep going!

  7. Rhonda Swan - May 4, 2017 Reply

    “Remember why you started.” YES! What’s your motivation? What’s your passion? Without knowing those, you’ll never move forward.

    Keep pushing ahead and live unstoppable!

  8. Inspiration - May 8, 2017 Reply

    Great quotes.

    When life gets tough and I feel like giving up on my goals, I remind myself why I set those goals in the first place. Once I realize whatever I’m going through is just part of the challenge, I get inspired to get up and keep moving forward.
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