If at first you dont succeed try try again
we here this saying all the time and in day to day life it probably isn’t used. I have found myself using it recently and its probably one of the only things that has really kept me going. Things don’t always go your way as well all know because thats life but in order to get what you want, you do have to keep working at it. You do have to keep going. The harder you work at it, the more likely you will be to reaching that ideal goal.
What’s made me write about this? I hear you ask. Well here is a bit of a story which I hope doesn’t bore you too much as it isn’t particularly interesting but bare with me.
I started to learn to drive in August 2016. Woah that was quite a while ago. I have always hated learning to drive, its never something I wanted to do, I just wanted to be able to drive without the learning part. Sounds silly because you have to learn in order to drive. I just wasn’t phased by it at all. Anyways I pushed myself and made myself go and do these horrible driving lessons because I wasn’t going to get anywhere if I didn’t. So many times I wanted to cancel or give up but I kept going, I kept pushing myself and I started getting quite good. Until my driving instructor completely knocked my confidence and made me feel as if I wasn’t good enough. At that point I made the executive decision to do an intensive driving course and from doing that I instantly felt confident in my driving again. To cut a long story short, I think she was conning me out of my money if I’m completely honest with you! Failed my first test which was inevitable. I was never going to pass first time, I was so incredibly nervous and shaky which lead me to doing all sorts of things wrong. I took it again because thats naturally what you do, I failed on something very little. The test then changed so I had to learn the new things, I took the test and failed on something even smaller than the last time. Thats where I am at now. My last test went pretty well and I genuinely thought I was pretty close to passing it. But nope. I feel like they’re out to get me, like they don’t want me on the road. I know I can drive and I know I’m good at it. The examiners are just failing me on silly things which I think is un fair as they can see that I am a decent driver.
I have to admit after the last time, I was ready to give up. I was ready to be like ya know what I don’t need to drive. But then why would I give up. I am so incredibly close to passing that it would be silly to give up now. It may be taking me over a year to learn to drive but I’m getting there and I will pass one day even if it takes me another 3 goes to do so. I really hope it doesn’t take that many more times but if it does then thats life.
The moral of my story is whilst I have fully had enough of learning to drive and taking my driving test, Im going to keep going. I going to keep at it. Like I said at the start ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try try again’ and that is something that we have to remember in situations like this. You will succeed at some point but some things take longer than others. My mum passed first time but that doesn’t mean to say I will. Im bored, tired and frustrated but I will carry on and I will keep going. And when I do finally pass my test, I’ll look back and be so chuffed that I kept going, that I worked hard, that I didn’t give up.
Don’t give up on something you’re so close to achieving. Giving up is the worst thing you can do. If you’re not doing as well as you thought at something, keep going you don’t know where you’ll end up.
Don’t ever let yourself down, be the best you can be and keep achieving. You’ll get there one day and that day will be a day of celebration. A day to remember just how much hard work you put in to achieve that one goal.