I Thought About Giving Up


Mommy Monday Motivation / Monday, November 13th, 2017

 

Have any of you ever had a thought of just giving up on your dreams? Giving up on your goals? Just said to yourself I can’t be the mom I want to be? My life is too hectic or too complicated so I can’t do what I want to do to better myself? Well, ladies, let me be the one to break that cycle of negativity for you and tell you can do it! You can do absolutely anything you set your mind to do! You need to only think about positive things that go on in your life and around you. One of your main, most important motivators are watching you every day. They are watching and waiting and trying to see what you do and who you decide to become. Who might this be you’re asking…

It’s your children!

These little people we have watching us are the most amazing little people in the world. Whether you carried them for nine months or you adopted them they are our little motivators. They are watching everything we do and learning from us. I thought about giving up, but then I remembered who was watching…

We all have times in our life where we feel like we just can not do it. Where we feel like we have no way of adding something else to our already hectic schedule because we have enough to do. We all have that person in our life (or possibly people) telling us we can’t or shouldn’t reach for the stars. Gee if I had a penny for each person in my life that told me that I have too many kids to be able to do anything, I’d be a really rich woman right now! Ha! Little do they know what I have in store for myself and my families life. I have an example to set for these little eyes that I am raising and there is nothing in life I want more than for them to have a better life than my own. I don’t want them to go through the struggles I went through to get to where I am today. I want to set the example for them and show them that you can do anything and I mean anything that you are willing to work to being. It goes back to last weeks blog post…”You create who you want to be.” I don’t care if you’re 40 years old with 7 children it’s never too late to start living your dream and showing your children that no matter what age you are you can accomplish anything you set your mind to!

What is it that you want to do? Be a better mom? Finish your schooling? Get that promotion at work? Start a new career? Go to college and earn that degree you have been thinking about? Whats stopping you from doing any of these? Hey, you can even have more than one goal to work on. Personally, I currently work on three different goals I am going to achieve. Will they be done overnight? No. Will they get done? Absolutely!! They will get done because I have changed my lifestyle in order to get them done. I have totally made a new schedule from my day to day basis and have learned to stick with it. However, there are days that the schedule gets out of whack, but everything still gets done.

You have to know there may be setbacks to anything we try to do in life. That doesn’t mean we stop trying. It doesn’t mean we say, “Oh well!” and give up. NO! Those setbacks should add to our motivation and make us go even harder and stronger. We need to look at our kids every day and think to ourselves I want to show them that I can do it. I want to show my children that mommy can accomplish goals and then they will know that they can accomplish goals as well.

Talk to your children about what you are doing and ask them what they want to be when they grow up. It’s never too early to get their brains to think about life and what they want to be. Even if they change their minds ten times or more as they get older. You have at least got them thinking about what they want to become. I already talk to my children ages, 14, 12, 6, and 4 about what they want to grow up and be. Actually, my 14-year-old daughter has a great plan of action and my 12-year-old is soon to follow. They love thinking about it and love the planning how they are going to become what they want to be. Honestly, I absolutely love motivating them and guiding them to help them achieve these goals. I enjoy sitting with them when they come home from school discussing their day. I love it when they ask how they can do something or what college they have to go to in order to become this or that. Even if they decide to not go to college as long as they have an action in plan, goals to achieve, if they’re happy then I am happy for them and will support them 100% of the way. Just as they support me.

Anytime you think about giving up because your goal is hard or you hit a rough spot think about the eyes that are watching you and let that be your motivation to shake off that negative feeling and get back to working on your goal. Do not give up my friend! You can do this! You can do absolutely anything you set your mind to do! So what is it that you want to do?? I have a free printable for you. Click on the link below, print it, and get started on making your dreams a reality and remember each and every day why you are doing what you are doing. Think nothing but positive thoughts about what you are doing and nothing can stop you!

Free Goal Sheet

8 Replies to “I Thought About Giving Up”

  1. So inspiring! I’m not a mom but a lot of what you said still resonates with me. It’s so tempting to give up sometimes but that’s the easy way out! Thanks for reminding us of this.

  2. Wow! I just got around to reading your post, after having subscribed a week or so ago. Very powerful advice. You sound like an amazing mom. Your 4 kids are so lucky to have someone so positive and powerful in their life. I raised 5 kids and, of course, everyone said we were crazy for having so many. I have done a few things in my life that I regret, but having those kids is nothing I have every regretted, not for a minute. I look forward to hearing more from you! Good job!

    1. Thank you so much! My kids are my motivators in life to do the very best I can. People have told me the same thing that I am crazy for having so many kids, but they are awesome little people that bring so much joy into my life. You’re right, we all have regrets, but kids are not one of them. Thank you for sharing and reading Hectic Mommy Material.:)

  3. It is always good to have goals and dreams, even if they aren’t something you can achieve right away. And it is good for kids to start having goals. They see what adults do and it is important to be a good role model. I had a very rough childhood and have come so far, overcome so many things in life. I am so happy in my life now, but there are always more things to achieve!

  4. I think about this everytime I react to something difficult- what I say out loud is going to shape how my daughter speaks to herself in these types of situations in the future. Thank you for reminding me that my little ones are depending on me to perservere!

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