Give in… Give up… or give it all you’ve got!

Posted by Marlene W on July 14, 2020 in Uncategorized |


The world is changing, it is changing at a massive pace. Corina, or Covid-19 is changing the world as we know it. If you have not realized that life will not go back to what we knew it to have been, before January 2020. You are still in for a rude awakening. How quickly can things change, without expecting it. You see, you have to make one of three choices… Give in… Give up… or give it all you’ve got!

In every end to something, there is always a new beginning. This is the end to so much we knew before, but it is a new beginning, brand new changes awaits us. Any change is always met with discomfort and drawbacks, even change for the better. Change is inevitable, though we hate change . Change brings progress. The most senseless thing to do is to resist change. If we don’t change, we don’t grow. And without growth we are not really living. Rather, embrace change and go with it, before you are forced to. Change is the law of life, look ahead and see the future. The first step is to be aware it is happening, the second is to accept and go with it. Grow with it. To improve is to change to reach perfection, change often.

Let me as you this… what is your dream? What dream do you have? Are you living your dream life? 10% of you do live your dream life, that is great. In most cases anyway. It is life the song in Tangled: “I’ve got a dream.” Everybody has a dream. What is your dream?

You are never too young, or too old to start dreaming. You can start where you are. Use what you have an do what you can. You have endless options and opportunities.

With a positive attitude anything and everything is a learning experience, even when you only learn what not to do. Hold your thoughts together and prepare to do it again. Turn your dream, and your life together in such a way that they turn into each other and become one.

Oscar Wilde said “A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment…. Is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. I can relate to this in such a way that I know what the sunrise looks like every day. A while ago I joined the 5AM Club by Robin Sharma. He is truly an amazing teacher. They call him the Leader to Leaders. He truly is and I have had the privileged to read a few of his books, and his videos, I am hooked. But the one thing I want to say, since I started this practice of being up at 5AM, I have experienced wonderful things. The quiet before the world starts to wake up, watching the sun rise and all the beautiful colors, to hear the birds start to move and wake up. The change in myself is also fantastically satisfactory. I have more time and get more done during the day. There is no rushing everywhere to get all done. I am a much calmer person, en enjoy every moment.

For me, being up at 5AM and doing my morning “Holy Hour” ritual has done amazing things for me, although, my holy hour is about 2 hours. What matters are that It’s the most beautiful time of the day, we all miss it by sleeping. If you are interested, here is a link to the 5AM club by Robin Sharma.

The only thing standing in your way of you fulfilling your dreams, is you. Yes you, the one that looks back at you in the mirror. Every great dream begins with a dreamer. You have everything you need, you already possess it. The beautiful future belongs to those of us that believe in the beauty of our dreams.

It is like driving at night. You know the road is there, even though you can only see a few meters ahead. You believe and trust the unknown. The same here, just start, take the first step and just keep going. Do not stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Everything is moving online at an unbelievable fast pace.

You have to work a little to play a lot. Do not just dream. Start to make a strategic plan and start doing something today. It is interesting how when you start being creative, and you use it more often, the more you have? It is contagious.

Now tell me, what is it that you plan about doing with the rest of your precious life? Find out what you want, who you really are and let’s do this on purpose. Some of you may think that you want change, some of you may wish for it, but what about we just make it happen. Make it work.

Never let go of your desire. Challenges are gifts to make us stronger, or to force us to choose another way, a different direction maybe. Be thankful for challenges. Fear is adrenaline, fear is energy, use this as your driving force. Take a few deep breaths, open your eyes and flip the energy to the other side. Let the energy move you.

Passion is energy. The same as fear. Energy combined with persistence conquer all things as Benjamin Franklin said “I believe in positive energy”. Everything is about energy. Positive energy calls for more energy, creativeness, initiative and a lot more happiness. The worst times can be the best if you think with positive energy. Positive energy is attracted to positive energy. You attract the energy you give out, spread the good vibes, and enjoy life. It is meant to be fun. Give the world good energy. Energy speaks louder than words.

Everybody is a genius. Live for what’s worth dying for and leverage technology to create the world you wish to see. Tapping into genius is simple, it comes from mastering the one activity you love most. Life is really simple and beautiful, but we insist on making it complicated.

This is not the end, this is merely the beginning. No story has a beginning nor an end, it is only from our perspective that we see forwards or backwards, when you turn around you see the other way. Every morning when you open your eyes, a new exciting beginning stares you right in the face. The beginning is always the most important part of the journey. Success is a journey you take every day, you make memories every day, make them good ones.

It is never too late to start to be and have what you want. Live a life you can be proud of. If not, then today you have the opportunity to change and start over. A fresh start is a new journey. Give it all you’ve got.


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Always remember every day holds the possibility and the promise of a miracle.  

Miracles, is that which seems impossible but happens anyway…

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  • Nuttanee says:

    I agree, ever since this global pandemic it has changed the way we work big time while we are social distancing. This is why I am doing a research on how to make money online and I came across Wealthy Affiliate and here I am. I have to say that I love that book the 5 am club. Isn’t it fun the way each character react the the hobo turned out to be the richest man and the coach turned out to be alive? Anyways love that book, I have been waking up at 5 am because of that book. Now you get me all fired up, have to find out what Wealthy Affiliate University can offer. 

    • Marlene W says:

      Thank you for granting me the gift of your time and for leaving me your comment.  Wealthy Affiliate University is by far the best place to learn everything you need to know about online marketing and making money online.  The best choice you’ll make.  I love Robin Sharma’s writing style, and all the books I’ve read so far that he wrote is amazing.  

      It is great that you are fired up, there is much to learn and much to do, so get going.  The possibilities you have is endless.  I recently took a new route with my own online business, and I am super excited, more is happening than ever before.  

      May you be blessed.

  • Sunny says:

    The Covid-19 brought the new normal into our lives. For me, it was a very challenging time, even though I try not to focus on the fact that the global pandemic is present everywhere. Well, honestly, I believe that all the theories about this time can’t bring you anything unless you stand up for yourself, and decide what is that you want to be like once the pandemic is over? 

    What is that you want to change in your life and your environment? 

    If all of this is over and we still feel like we did nothing, then we just lost time sitting and waiting. Many people complained about not having time. That was before the Covid-19. Well, plenty of time now to make a change.

    Great article. Thanks.  

    • Marlene W says:

      I am working on a post “The new normal after Covid-19”, so you hit the nail on the head.  Now I know for sure I have to finish this great work and share it with the world.  It is a great time for positive change, a great time to just start over and re-invent yourself and your life. 

      But we should not wait till all is over, we have to start now in order to be ready when it all does blow over, and in case it does not, then you and what you do are already part of the new normal.  

      You ask me a question, thank you. I love questions.  Since Covid-19 began, I have basically lost all former income streams, I had 3, overnight.  All dependent on tourism… what a big lesson that was, to not put all my eggs in one basket… I am basically forced to change everything, my “job” my income my life and I have also realized who my real friends are during this time, and I made some new genius friends that I never thought possible.  My hobby of 12 years became my only source for survival overnight, and I am eternally grateful for this.  If it was not for all this world chaos this year, I would not have found my true calling by now, and I still would just have struggled on the way I did for years.  Now I am alive and excited and motivated and inspired and sooo glad to be alive and healthy every day I open my eyes.  Among everything, this has truly been my best year yet!  2020 is only half way, I still have a lot of awesome year to go.  

      May you also be blessed in abundance and success, and thank you for granting me the gift of your precious time and for leaving me your very valuable comment.  

  • Brendaliz says:


    What’s funny is that just a couple of days ago, I was just telling my mom how I need to start my day at 5 A.M because my boys make it really hard to get to things throughout the day and things like exercising are put to the back burner… Unless you think running around with boys are exercise, in which, to me isn’t because I love me some intensity! 

    But your words are true! The world is not going to to the same after things calm down. Lucky for me, I am building my site and it is a dream I never knew I had, come true! 

    I love your article, it was simply motivational!

    Keep Being AMAZING!

    • Marlene W says:

      You have already started attracting the good vibes of being up early morning and having more time and getting more important stuff done.  Our health is one of the most important things we have to cherish.  It is a kind of exercise running around with the boys, but most of us needs a little more to keep in shape.  I found a few years ago I was out of shape and a little overweight, and I just started playing with my son.  Running around and climbing and jumping and whatever he did for an hour a day.  After a month I saw a lot of improvement in myself and I continued and started Yoga early morning.  The change in myself and my health with just this playing was enough to motivate me that I am now half the size I was before, I am healthier, I have more energy and I am vital.  For me it made the world of difference, to just play.  It is a great way to start.  

      I am so glad to hear you like your online business as well, it is a true dream come true.  And so many people still have to realize their dreams and start doing something.  We should show the world the way.  

      Thank you for the compliment, and thank you for granting me the gift of your precious time.  May you be blessed, and may you enjoy getting up at 5 AM even more than I do.  

  • Kat says:

    I love your analogy of driving at night. Yes, I do feel like I can only see a few feet ahead of me, but I just keep moving forward, one step at a time.

    Wealthy Affiliate will be there with you every step of the way! It’s a great online community and support network!

    • Marlene W says:

      Thank you Kat for granting me the gift of your time, and for leaving me your very valuable comment.  Thank you for the compliment.  And yes, you should just keep going, no matter what, just get up and do whatever you need to do.  I am ecstatic to see that you also enjoy WA and the community as much as I do.  It is truly a great network to be part of. 

      May you be blessed with success and inspiration.  

  • Apersinger says:

    Thank you for such an enlightening and positive view of the circumstances surrounding us today. You are not wrong when you said that things will never be the same as they were prior to January. Change can be a good thing and a scary thing all wrapped up in one big emotional ball.

    You have poetically put a positive perspective on it and it is refreshing. There is so much negative in the world today that we need to search out those positive morsels when we can.

    I am certainly going to look up the 5am club book. It sounds like a truly interesting read. 

    • Marlene W says:

      Thank you for granting me the gift of your time and for leaving me your comment.  I greatly appreciate.  You will not be sorry if you get yourself the 5AM club by Robin Sharma.  All his work is absolutely amazing and inspiring.  

      And thank you for the compliment, the world needs a lot of uplifting and inspiring during these trying times.  The more we spread good vibes and positivity the more it will grow.

      Your attitude is great, keep going and keep positive.  With so much bad imagine how much good will come from all this…. 

      May you be blessed with success and a great mindset.  

  • Joy says:

    hello nice article you have here this really caught my attention i just couldnt ignore it I agree, ever since this global pandemic it has changed the way we work big time while we are social distancing. This is why I am doing a research on how to make money online and I came across Wealthy Affiliate and here I am. I have to say that I love that book the 5 am club. Isn’t it fun the way each character react the the hobo turned out to be the richest man and the coach turned out to be alive? Anyways love that book, I have been waking up at 5 am because of that book. Now you get me all fired up, have to find out what Wealthy Affiliate University can offer.

    • Marlene W says:

      Thank you Joy, for leaving me your comment, and for granting me your precious time.  I love the book the 5AM club, the way it is written is captivating.  And you are right, the story and the turn of events is amazing.  This book also inspired me to join the 5AM club and to get up and do more.  I have no lazy bones any more.  

      Wealthy Affiliate is also a great place to be, to learn and to grow.  The community and the resources and learning materials is the best I’ve found so far.  May you be blessed with great success.  Keep learning and keep doing.  Soon you’ll see what a great business you have grown.  Just 1% every day, makes 30% a month and 365% a year.  

  • Kay says:

    Hey Marlene,

    You really are very talented in writing. Thank you for sharing this very special word with us and inspiring so many.
    Very interesting read and i think i should join the 5am club asap..as soon as i stop falling asleep at 3am.
    You are very special
    Take care

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