Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni - Do You Ever Feel Like Giving up?

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Yes, you can see how this has struck a chord with so many people. It's timely, and rings true. We've all gone through that 'dip' moment. Or dip year. Anyone trying to do something remarkable, outside one's 'comfort zone' has to regularly face the violent, nagging urge to give up.

I get the feeling that your post has helped in ways that you may not have imagined when you wrote it.

'There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.' -Oscar Wilde

This has been my mantra for about 22 years. Oddly enough, it helps to push me forward and keeps me grounded at the same time.

Valeria, this is such a timely and wonderful post -- thank you! I want to give up everyday (don't we all?!). Hard work is, well...hard. And often times it's not rewarding in the ways we think it should be but then strangely rewarding in ways we don't expect and that's what makes it worth it.

There are days that I seriously consider walking away from marketing, but then I stop and realize I would be nothing if not for marketing. It's a major part of who I am and I am not willing to give it up for anyone because they are, quite simply, not deserving.

It sounds silly to say that a "job" makes up who we are...but I think for some of us, it indeed is more than just a job. And for that reason alone, we shouldn't give up.

Again, thank you Valeria for restoring balance when we need it most.

Great post--Makes me want to read Rilke!

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