Meet the Moment of Giving up and Move Forward

Do not praise yourself for the initial work hours; Praise yourself for your actions when facing the give-up moment

Muhammad Fazal
4 min readMar 7, 2022


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Every creative work has a point of giving up, where our minds say enough there is nothing more ahead.

But that give-up zone is not only bound to some creative work; it is omnipresent. It’s in fighting for your life, raising a child, and even in the activity that involves near to no movement like meditation.

We all have surely experienced that sphere where everything seems impossible, where we couldn’t see the light on the other side of the tunnel.

That is the exact moment that makes the difference.

Do Not Praise Yourself for the Initial Hours of Work You Do

All the efforts we put in the initial hours of some activity or work don’t deserve any praise. However, actions in moments of hopelessness, giving up, and seemingly impossible-to-solve challenges deserve the songs of praise.

It’s the moment when everything falls apart, your plans are out of the window, and you face turbulence that defines who you are.

The moment of giving up reveals who is your true friend. It opens up the real picture and shows who will be with you in the future challenges and who will enjoy the pleasures of your success.

The initial phases of work, friendships, relationships, and almost everything don’t show the real picture of the people.

It’s the moment when life knocks you down when you have near to nothing, when the entire world point the fingers at you, that is when the reality of yourself and the people around comes out.

Seek the moment of giving up and act wisely in that situation. Crave the moment of giving up because that is where you will find all of your answers.

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