Admit it...there are times in life when you feel like you cannot keep going - moments when it all seems too much - and the temptation to give up seems to hold you in its clutches. Two little words on canvas art may not initially appear to be the most effective motivator - but stick with us - because the words, ‘Don’t Quit!’ are extremely powerful, enabling you to rise from the ashes of surrender and failure.
We are all familiar with the phrase, ‘Hitting the wall,’ referring to that moment when marathon runners run out of energy and their bodies feel like they cannot go on. That invisible wall of pain becomes the mocker, urging them to quit.
How do you overcome hitting the inevitable wall of pain in life? How do you persevere when failure seems inevitable, or remain resilient in the face of defeat? How do you move through the heavy waters of despair and keep going when the tide is rushing against you?
It’s really quite simple: we will let you in on two secrets. The first secret is visual, the other is psychological. The one involves motivational canvas art and the other involves mind games.
Secret #1 ‘Don’t Quit’ in bright lights on your wall
The psychological wisdom of Aristotle echoes across the centuries: ‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.’
The same goes for perseverance and resilience. We may resolve to never quit, but resolutions often lose traction and are easily forgotten in the face of hardship, difficulty and uphill battles. Visual reminders are a powerful trigger to keep us on track, and what better way to do that than oversized motivational art in bright lights, spurring you on to not give up?
You don’t get going when the going gets tough. No! This visual cue on your wall, in canvas art bright lights, will be the daily inspiration for you to KEEP GOING when the going gets tough.
Secret #2 ‘Don’t Quit’ in bright lights in your mind
There is no-one you have more conversations with on a daily basis than yourself. You are constantly talking to yourself.
But what do you say to yourself when sighing is easier than smiling; when staying stuck is easier than becoming unstuck? What pep talk do you give yourself when you cannot see the light of day because the darkness of life’s challenges has you overshadowed? What mental tools do you have when your mind starts telling you, ‘This is way too hard’ or ‘I can’t do this anymore.’?
If the words, ‘DON’T QUIT!’ don’t scream at you in bright lights in your thoughts, then we are assuming secret #1 isn’t in place - motivational canvas art in your space.
Now for secret #2 - and we are going with Maya Angelou on this one - ‘You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.’ (She clearly had our motivational art on her wall as she penned these words).
How do you decide to not be reduced by events in life? Mind talk! Your mind conversions are either propelling you forward, or they are holding you back.
Conversations with yourself - what psychologists term ‘self-talk’ - have been known to influence behavior and cognition - so it really matters how you talk to yourself. Our canvas art has already scripted the instructional and motivational mantra you need to tell yourself whenever you find yourself hitting the wall: two simple words - ‘DON’T QUIT!
At Inktuitive, we have secret #1 sorted. Simply browse our gallery of motivational canvas art prints to find your visual cue and muse. Besides our DON’T QUIT! statement piece, we have curated an entire collection of motivational art.
As to secret #2, we can be in your head. When you are thinking about what to say to yourself, simply repeat our artwork phrases, silently or aloud. So go ahead, shop all our motivational art and start talking to yourself.