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Don’t Get Discouraged

Written by

Izuchukwu Raphael Onwusonye


 ‘Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock’

Perseverance will give you the power, never let the obstacles in your way block you from where you want to go or what you want to achieve in life. Keep your mind focused and consistent, success is assured.

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. Life has its ups and downs. Learning to get through the downs is the key to being successful. Always remember that without challenges, struggles and obstacles, life wouldn’t make much sense. “What cannot kill you will only make you stronger”. You become stronger and more grateful when you strongly believe in your capacity to persevere.

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all – Dale Carnegie


No matter the area your goals in life have to do with, if you persevere, you will succeed. The key to success is to continue making efforts to achieve your goal even if you failed on the first attempt. The path to success is heavily spotted with obstacles, but your ability to persevere improves your odds of winning. The world you desire can be won.

You cannot achieve anything without action. Action is what makes your dreams come true. It is also action that translates plans into tangible results or goal oriented. Thinking and planning alone won’t cut it, sustained action is what separates winners from losers.

“I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won’t work” – Thomas A Edison

Don’t forget to celebrate your small wins and mini achievements along the way, forgive yourself for failing, learn from your mistakes, and adjust course accordingly. But never give up! Besides, you can always call on coaches, mentors, priests and others to assist you in taking better care of yourself. You need to put in the necessary efforts and resources to succeed in life.


Izuchukwu Raphael Onwusonye is a graduate of Public Administration, an experienced Information Officer at the Federal Ministry of Information Abuja, Nigeria. With a demonstrated history of working in the public relations and communications industry. Skilled in Journalism, Microsoft Office, Creative Writing, Social Media, and Writing. Strong business development professional with a Post Graduate Diploma focused in Journalism from International institute of Journalism. A Member of Nigeria Union of Journalists. He is a good team player with years of working experience. An excellent communicator with the inherent ability to rise to any challenge. An Author of four books accessible on

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