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Don’t Let Failure Define Who You Are

don't be down on yourself...study and try again
Thank you John Hain and Pixabay for this Depression Image.

“Don’t Let Failure Define Who You Are” by Joan Y. Edwards

It is difficult to fail. It hurts your ego. It is emotionally hard to handle. However, you can handle it. Don’t let this failure define who you are.

List all the things you are thankful you can do easily and well.

Say to yourself silently and aloud: “I can do this. I know I can do it.”


Keep on trying; learn more
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay. Thank you. Acquire more skills and try again

Study how to succeed and try again. You will do better the second time. Learn knowledge and skills. B Become better able to perform certain skills. Become better able to accomplish goals. Gain competence and experience. Attain growth in all areas.

1. Ask a friend how to do it.
2. Search the internet on how to do what you want to be proficient at doing: https://www.google.com/.
3. Read books that explain how to do it.
4. Watch Youtube.com videos of how others do it.
5. Pay a professional to teach you how to do it.

Try again. If you fail a second time, it doesn’t mean that you are a total failure. Dust yourself off. Try again. It means you only failed at one thing.  Study, pray, and try, try again.

Success is in your future. Go for it.


Joan Y. Edwards. “7 Reasons Why You Should Never Give Up:”https://www.joanyedwards.com/2020/08/09/never-give-up-youve-got-this/

Joan Y. Edwards. “Never Give Up – You’ve Got This!”  https://www.joanyedwards.com/2020/08/09/never-give-up-youve-got-this/


Thank you for reading this article. I am praying it fills you with hope and confidence that you can do whatever is bogging you down with a lack of confidence. Please leave a note to encourage others. Tell me what helps you try, try, again.

Never Give Up
You can do it.
Joan Y. Edwards, Author
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Never Give Up – You’ve Got This!

Never Give Up – You’ve Got This!

“Never Give Up – You’ve Got This!” by Joan Y. Edwards

Have you ever felt like giving up? Have you felt that life is too complicated to figure out. Have thoughts gone through your mind that all of your efforts are creating no progress toward your goals. Have you thought that you may as well give up.  I’ve felt like that. It is no fun. It is scary. However, keep believing in you. Keep on doing what you believe is the right thing to do. Do short tasks you usually frown on doing. Accomplish a small, simple task. It will help your self-esteem and calm your nerves

Wash the dishes.
Wash clothes.
Weed your garden.

Weed your inner garden, too. Replace negative words with positive ones.

Instead of saying, I can’t, shout out, “I’M GETTING BETTER EACH DAY. I’ve Got This!”

Instead of saying, no one hears me, shout out, “God understands me. I don’t have to worry about anyone else.”

Instead of saying, no one loves me, shout out, “God loves me. I love me. Loving myself and others brings loving people and situations to me.”

Instead of saying, “I need control of this situation,” take a deep breath. Say, “It’s okay that I don’t have control over this situation. God has control over it. He is going to help me. He is going to bring good out of everything.”

Focus on what you are thankful for:

Say I am thankful for a bed to sleep in.
I am thankful for food to eat.
I am thankful for family and friends.
I am thankful for people who mow my grass and weed my flowers.
I am thankful for doctors, nurses, technicians, and others in hospitals and rehab centers.
I am thankful for people who understand me.

It is healthy to say what you are afraid of. It gets it out in the open for you to ponder. There may be a thousand people who are afraid of the same thing as you are or you may be the only one who is afraid of what scares you. It’s okay. It’s okay for you to be scared. Your emotions are real. 

Many times your fears are based on what you perceive situations to be rather than based on facts. They may be based on what you think will happen. They may be based on what you think other people are thinking and what their intentions are, when your interpretations may not be correct or true at all. Then again, they could be true. Just ponder other possibilities. 

Instead of being extremely angry, perhaps you’re just a little ticked off.

Instead of being deathly afraid, perhaps you’re just a little afraid.

If you are overwhelmed by things that have piled up on you, lighten your load. Write them down on separate slips of paper and lay them out on a table. Just do the essentials for as many minutes as you can…10 minutes, 15 minutes, or take an hour off from your duties. Put off doing what doesn’t have to be done in the next hour. This may help take a load off of your mind and emotions. 

Lighten your words and it may lighten your emotions. 

Discover new things that fill you with joy. Do things in a different order or at a different time. If you usually get up late in the morning, get up early and watch the sun rise. If you usually get up really early, sleep late. Perhaps you’re not getting enough sleep.

Read a good book. Perhaps read one you’ve read before. Each time you read a book, you’ll discover something you missed the first time you read it.

Work a wordsearch or crossword puzzle. Put together a jigsaw puzzle.

Help someone else.

Listen to your favorite music. Talk to a friend. Sit in a corner and pray. Talk with God. He is a good listener.

I am praying for you. God is listening. He hears your prayer. He hears my prayer. We are lucky.

Never Give Up. You’ve Got This!

Thank you for reading my blog. I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment. 

Joan Y. Edwards, Author
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You Have a Never Give Up Spirit

“You Have a Never Give Up Spirit” by Joan Y. Edwards

Do you have a Never Give Up spirit?

My answer for you is:

Yes, you have a Never Give Up spirit. You are determined. You follow through with projects until they are finished. You are dependable. You are trustworthy. You are honest. You are a good organizer. You are organized. You reward yourself for completing little steps.  You are grateful for each step you take and all the material and tools you have to do the task at hand. You celebrate each day.
Repeat these affirmations using I instead of you.

Yes, I have a Never Give Up spirit. I am determined. I follow through with projects until they are finished. I am dependable. I am trustworthy. I am honest. I am a good organizer. I am disciplined. I reward myself for completing little steps. I am grateful for each step I take and all the material and tools I have to do the task at hand. I celebrate each day.

Here are resources to help you gain a firmer Never Give Up spirit:

Heather Summerhayes Cariou. “Determined to Succeed: Some People Just Won’t Quit:” http://www.reliableplant.com/Read/27792/Determined-to-succeed-people/

Since I was a little girl has been “Never Give Up.” I am very glad that God helped me understand how to use this spirit and share it with others.

I made up the story of Flip Flap Floodle when I was five years old. I told the story to anyone and every person who would listen to me from that age on.

It makes my heart sing when people tell me how much they love my book and illustrations. It makes me stand a little taller and smile when they tell me that singing Flip’s song helps them to remember that they can do it. Even though it looks like it’s the end of the world. God somehow inspires them with the answer or sends someone to help.

In January of 2021, Flip Flap Floodle won the Firebird Book Award for Children’s Book Humor!  and Second Place for Picture Books for 4-8. Hip Hip Hooray for Flip.  Joan Reid, a new follower of my blog, bought a copy of Flip Flap Floodle on Amazon  the other day. Thank you, Joan for reading my blog, buying the book and reviewing it for me.
Here is her review:

FULL OF FUN***** 5 stars
Flip Flap Floodle, a sweet trusting musical duckling encounters several characters on his way to Grandma’s house. There’s Mr. Chicken, Mr. Bear, and the baddy-wad Mr. Fox.  This is a delightful story on several developmental levels: colorful illustrations to entertain toddlers; a funny story that will enrapture kindergarten-age children; a self-reader for first and second graders; a good message for older children; and a musical book to please all children.  A great twist at the end!
…Best regards, Joan Reid

Thank you for your review of Flip Flap Floodle, Joan Reid. You’re a jewel.

Don’t ever give up. Help is on the way. God will show you what to do. In Jeremiah 33:3 – God says, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

Mary L. Kupferle wrote an essay called, “God Will Show You How:” https://www.joanyedwards.com/2009/12/07/god-will-show-you-how-by-mary-l-kupferle-public-domain/. I highly recommend it.
May God be with you, beside you, above you, below you, and be inside you.

Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2016 Joan Y. Edwards