Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Don't You Dare Give Up.


I hope this isn’t too weird, but I have some thoughts buzzing around in the inside of my brain, and I really want to release them in blog form. But truthfully, I am speaking to each of you, because so many of you are my closest friends and I want you to know my thoughts.


I believe in you.

I really do.

I want to tell you that you’re special. Not special in a cliche, cheesy way, but special in that you matter to me way.

Don’t you give up… just don’t. Don’t stop trying. Don’t doubt that you were meant to do this. You have a magic that no one else has. You are here for a purpose—and we’re all waiting for you to reach that “unattainable” goal. It doesn’t matter how many people don't believe in you… even if they are the ones who should be supporting you. It doesn’t matter if you’re standing alone, watching everyone else attain what you’re so desperately fighting for. 

Don’t let doubt rule you. Look how far you’ve come already. Yes, you could’ve settled for other avenues, but you haven’t. Keep your focus ahead. Trust in that spark that set you on the path in the first place.

Look back to the moment when you knew you were meant for this. That moment when time seemed to stop, and you became aware that you were finally living—like you were suddenly conscious of every little detail around you. In that moment you KNEW… you knew that you were meant for great things. And that you were capable of them.

So push.

Don’t let fear paralyze you.

It’s EASY to walk away. It’s EASY to not do it. It’s EASY to let past hurt and heartache stop you from doing what you want.

It’s such a personal journey. Learning to overcome the demons inside of you. Pushing them away just so you can get to the place where you can even begin to work. Believe in that feeling—that little voice inside your head that can only be heard when you silence all the other ones. You were meant to do this.

And sometimes it feels as if you've already achieved your dream. That your head is floating somewhere over your left shoulder and you're watching yourself try to attain your goals, but you're already standing on the green grass. You know that you’ll get there. Now it’s just doing it.

I hope you feel that you matter. That you’re important to me. And to seize onto those moments when truth seeps through and everything freezes, as if you’re the only person alive. But when the world starts spinning again, and you wonder if you’ll ever have another moment of clarity again, remember that that moment happened. And that doubt didn’t exist.

And even though there’s nothing you can do to get that moment back—know that there are better moments waiting for you. So don’t you dare give up.

I’m rooting for you.

I really am. 


Red. Head. Out. :) 

55 comments:

  1. Morgan, you are seriously awesome. Hope you know that :) And that your wonderful post reaches everyone who needs it (heaven knows I did!). Hugs!!

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  2. Morg, I love you. I really needed this and I know so many others will too!

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  3. Such a wonderful, inspiring, awesome post. :)

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  4. Hi Morgan ... we all need encouragement and giving up is not an option .. and I don't dare ... so you take care, carry on caring and while doing so write on - so your dreams become goals and become true ... cheers Hilary

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  5. Thank you, Morgan. Someone really, really needed to read this today.

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  6. I heart you. I needed this! Thank you!!!!

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  7. Morgan you are totes awesome. What a great post! Thank you for YOU!!

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  8. But but if I'm 5 months ahead I can talk a little walk away, right? lol Awesome indeed, have to keep on a pushing through

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    1. LOL! The cat can do whatever he wants. :) :) :)

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  9. Your posts always make my day!! I have actually stopped write and this comes at the perfect time!! It's like you're in my head!! <3 you!

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  10. Morgan - I don't even know what to say to this! You're so full of awesome and this post just makes my heart swell. I want to squeeze you! (In a good way, not a crazy stalker way). Thank you for making me smile today.

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  11. Lovely, encouraging post, Morgan. That was the theme of my keynote address. Brilliant minds and all that. ;)

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  12. Thanks for this inspiring post, Morgan. Just what I needed to hear. :)

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  13. For some reason I have the Journey song "Don't Stop Believin'" stuck in my head! ;-)
    Thanks Morgan, you are awesome.

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  14. You know that goes for you too, right Morgan? Awesome message and thank you.....really :)

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  15. Yes. Just yes. <3 <3

    YOU are AMAZING!!!! Hugs!

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  16. I literally have a lump in my throat right now. Almost all my writing support comes from you guys I know so well online. It is great to know that I and the rest of us matter to you so much Morgan. Thank you.

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  17. Really, truly needed to hear this. Thank you. :)

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  18. Thanks for this today, Morgan! Your encouragement is awesome!!!

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  19. People should never give in to doubt. Giving in to it is a refusal to live.

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  20. I needed to hear this. Thank you, Morgan! :)

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  21. Words of encouragement are always welcome, thank you for taking the time to spread the message. I will not give up :)

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  22. I love posts like this :) They are ALWAYS helpful because who here hasn't felt dragged down by external or internal forces? Thank you for this :) You matter a ton to all of us too.

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  23. Hi Friend, you are wonderful. Thinking of you.

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    1. Trulee!!!! Love you!!! Miss you, you gorgeous thing! <3

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  24. I don't know how you reach in and touch my heart like that, Morgan. Thank you for giving something so many of us really need to hear.

    I just hope you can read it and know that we feel the same way about you, as you do about us. Good luck, and thank you!

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  25. Where do you go to give up? I've never found it ... looked some dark times, but I have never found it! :-) If we give up our dream, what use is the night? Thanks, Morgan!

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  26. So true. This is something that everyone needs to be reminded of from time to time. You're special to me too, btw. ;-)

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  27. Thanks for this, Morgan. I haven't looked at any blogs for so long there are nearly 300 posts waiting for me to read. I've felt so down about writing and lack of progress, I've lost my enthusiasm for a lot of things.
    Sitting down today I just thought, 'I wonder what's in those blogs I haven't read yet' and this is one of the first ones I've read. It has been just what I've needed to point me in the right direction and get my writing butt back on track.
    Thank you so much for these words, the timing really couldn't have been better :-)

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  28. Such heartfelt words...
    I needed to hear them.
    You are a very special person...thank you Morgan.

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  29. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind words.

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  30. I'm rooting for you too:) Thanks for the good karma!

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  31. What a lovely, inspiring post. Thank you! I'm rooting for you, too!

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  32. What a fabulous post! I love the message. :) Thanks for being so inspiring- I am rooting for you too. :
    ~Jess

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  33. Very encouraging Morgan. Thanks, I kinda needed this right now, since I've had to start over again. You're awesome, and have been a help to many bloggers over the last year that I've known you. Don't you give up either, you are too precious.

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  34. You are an ANGEL!!! Seriously. And this is why you are so beloved in this writing community. *hugs*

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  35. So glad I was perusing through Facebook and caught this. Been out of the "sphere" lately. BUSY...as you know.

    Beautiful words written by a beautiful soul. Take them to heart. We have all been there. AND...we always manage to pull through. Perhaps we may THINK we are giving up a dream, but in reality it is like blowing out a candle. The flame may be gone, but yet the warmth remains. An inner spark which can always be reignited. Always remember this my dear, little friend.

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  36. Thanks, I needed this today. I'm also rooting for you too.

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  37. I hope words like these have been said to you, as well, because you deserve to hear them, too. I needed this today, just like SO many others did. Have a great week!

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  38. Was this meant for one of us or both of us? Because you'll totally hurt our feelings if you suddenly pick a favorite.

    We believe in you too, and not just because you're an awesome person. That's cool and all, but you're also a fantastic writer and we're excited to hopefully one day see what you're working on.

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  39. Well, okay. Since you put it that way. I won't.

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  40. Wow Morgan. What an amazing post. I can tell by reading these words that you're a kind and gentle soul. I'm only getting to know you now, but I believe in you too, and I can see why you're so loved by the community! (((Hugs))) Eva

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  41. "Don't Let Go," needs to be in the sequel to Frozen. Either that or you could make it a song and dress up like Elsa for Comic Con. How cool would that be?

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  42. Who me? What you give, you receive ten fold. I'm rooting for you and know you'll be hugely successful. Thanks for the pick-me-up! :)

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  43. Thanks for the pep talk! We all rooting for you, too!

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  44. You are awesome, as always! I waited a while to read this, but it seems like I read it at the time I needed to. You always life my spirit, my friend! Keep doing that, and the sentiments are mutual!

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