Mindset,  Personal Development

The Best Motivational Advice You’re Not Taking: Never Give Up!

“Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.”

                                                                                          Napoleon Hill

An important life lesson that I learned early in my career, was to not give up.  Life will throw you curve ball after curve ball, persevere, and if you fall down get back up again and again.  

It doesn’t matter how many times that you get knocked down, the important thing is to get back up.  Life isn’t going to slow down for you. You are going to have to DIG DEEP and find the strength and character to keep going.  

It is always important to set goals for yourself and never stop reaching for the stars.  When you feel like quitting….Think about why you started!!  

If you get tired…Learn to rest…Not quit.

Quotes about finding your way and getting started.

I have provided Inspirational quotes that will remind you to follow your dreams and never give up.

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

-Steve Jobs

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

-Walt Disney

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”

-Estee Lauder

“If you think you’re too small to make a difference you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito.”

-African Proverb

“Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.”

-Kara Goucher

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”

-Michael Jordan

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wrote the below in my journal and recite them daily!!!

Study while others are sleeping.

Decide while others are delaying.

Prepare while others are daydreaming.

Begin when others are procrastinating.

Work while others are wishing.

Save while others are wasting.

Listen while others are talking.

Smile while others are frowning.

Persist while others are quitting.

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  • C. Jaye

    Let me tell you something… this is motivation for my azz! I love the post from top to bottom! It just reminds me that I am destined for something far greater than my current situation. I know sometimes I feel like I have battled and battled and battled, I get tired and weary, but if I give up… who does that help? It reminds me of the Lovings, Richard and Mildred, who fought so hard to love each other in PUBLIC. If they had given up, there would still be laws that keep white people and other races from marrying each other. Their case set a precedent! It overturned all states that had any laws that would keep people from marrying other races. Imagine if they had stopped b/c things got too hard. Persevere! It ain’t just about you, its for someone that coming along behind you. 🙂

    • Shay H. Elle

      Hi C.Jaye. As I was reading your response, I felt this in every fiber in me. This was powerful. I am in AWE of the things people had to go through in order to instill in us to never give up on life. I came upon this quote and thought about the many trials and tribulations people face on a daily basis, ” Never give up, because you never know when the next try is going to be the one that works”.

    • Cisa

      This is a dose of medicine for life! I’ve never thought of seeing it as learning to rest. It made me think of so many projects I’ve given up on the past because I pushed without consideration. Wonderful piece of writing!

      • Shay H. Elle

        Hi Cisa. Thank you for reading the post. I am glad that you didn’t give up and kept pushing through even though you felt like giving up. The best advise that I was given, is that every situation is temporary and that it too shall pass. 🙂

      • Shay H. Elle

        Hi Cassie. Thanks for reading the post. I love his poems as well too. I recently started to write my thoughts down in my notepad in my phone.

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