When you start doing something and put in all the efforts that you think are
needed to complete that thing, and at some point, you think that you are
reaching nowhere. Maybe you are putting all those efforts in the wrong
direction. Take a break and contemplate the situation once again and start
off freshly with all your energy in a new direction with a changed
perspective. Trust me your hard work and all your sincere efforts to pay off
in the end.
I would always go back to my motive, consider if there is still a “pay-off.” If
the scales do not weigh in the favour of a positive response and there is
nothing served by my efforts. I would then divert that energy somewhere
more meaningful. Try, retry, and try again and again. It may be that you are
putting your effort into the wrong thing, or it may be that you simply failed to
achieve what you wanted. If you really want it, redouble your effort, and try
again. If you let yourself be put off by the first failure, you are not going to
achieve a whole lot in life!
It is easy to write than do. I can tell you from personal experience that it
takes a lot of surrounding to put your best effort into something productive
next time if you are depressed with the failure of previous task. Nature
rewards persistence. Want to see this in action? Keep feeding few birds
every day and see how they see you friendly over a few months’ time.
Keep smiling towards people around you, no matter how good or bad faces
they make, see the good things that comes to you next time.
I cannot tell you what will work for you. You must find what works for you
and not even your parents or wife or any friend can do that for you.
Whatever you do, fail progressively and not recursively in same problems.
Your efforts never go in vain. Maybe the expected results are not achieved.
However, your efforts always give you an experience which makes you
wiser in the later part of your life. Your effort not yielding the expected
output could possibly also mean that you need to put in much more effort or
try different approach.