How do you keep on going when you feel like giving up?

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I normally think about the past and how things worked out anyway...Therefore I don't worry about it anymore. But I want to know how you guys actually get yourself moving when you feel like giving up?
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  • Profile picture of the author Monique Abrams
    Hi Ryanman!

    Recently, I discovered I rarely take big steps forward due to fear of failure, wasting time or making mistakes.

    It's amazing how immobilizing those 3 fears are!

    My largest challenge is taking a step forward because it has become so comfortable to learn and educate myself.

    Too bad the money tree is near dry and its time to get the ball rolling, so at this moment, lack of funds is what motivates me!

    If this weren't the case, making things fun would motivate me! Once I get my feet wet a couple times, setting challenging but reasonable goals will keep me truckin'!

    Thanks for the thought!

    Monique Abrams
  • Profile picture of the author AdamHaroun
    I keep focusing on my future, my goal, and making a commitment to completion.

    As far as I'm concerned, the only way someone can fail is if they QUIT and so quite simply, I never cease to keep my eyes focused on the prize.

    There might be struggles at times, and no doubt there are frustrations...but in the end, will it be a worthwhile fight? Absolutely.

    Just mt 2 cents !
  • Profile picture of the author RedPhoenix
    You should try to gain some insight into WHY you feel like quiting. It may be that you need to re-assess what you doing or the entire direction that your life is heading in. Feelings, even negative ones, may well be offering you the opportunity for getting some useful feedback and altering your course of action. Perhaps whatever you are doing is not congruent with your core values and you ought to quit rather than continue fighting yourself. Sometimes the "negative" is a blessing in disguise that gives us valuable insights to new paths of action.
  • Profile picture of the author BeverleeG
    I have my moments when I just want to throw my hands up in the air yell, "I quit!". But these personal pity parties don't last long because deep down I know that giving in is not an option. If I can't fix my financial situation today I can at least do some sort of exercise to improve my health, reach out through a phone call or email to someone that I've been meaning to re-connect with, read a little bit from that book that's been sitting on my table. Small things that still give me a sense of positive forward movement, or taking control, of knowing that I can keep going. This keeps that window of opportunity open just a crack in the hope that things will eventually get better.
  • Profile picture of the author VMN
    I keep focusing on my vision..how I plan things to be...

    Victoria
  • Profile picture of the author chrisoldcorn
    I have the following quote about Success on my wall.

    "Do the things others won't do"

    When I feel like quiting and nothing is going my way. I look at that quote and keep going.
  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    For me, giving up is not an option. I keep focused on my goals no matter what the hurdle. Actually, I felt a bit bummed about not being adept in a certain important area of my business but then I thought, "I always run into hurdles. It's always hard for me at first. But, then I keep on researching, learning, and talking to people until I finally get it."
  • Profile picture of the author oboi2121
    Hello Omari Taylor Here,

    When I get discouraged I just think about my "Why" and the reason I doing what I'm doing. Thinking about my "Why" is more that enough motivation to get me through anything. Anyone reading this that ever feels like quiting you must have a goal that is so powerful you will stop at nothing to reach it.
  • Profile picture of the author dowa16
    I think about all the things that I am working so hard to achieve and then I tell myself.."you've made it so far you just can't give up now"
  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

    I normally think about the past and how things worked out anyway...Therefore I don't worry about it anymore. But I want to know how you guys actually get yourself moving when you feel like giving up?
    What often works for me is looking at things as a challenge and an opportunity for personal growth. A person may feel like giving up but if what they're imagining, planning, and striving for is something important to them there's every reason to keep going. As I like to say: "A man's strength is developed through many and great trials, tribulations and challenges." So you may as well keep going and learn something amazing about yourself.

    For me there's nothing worse than knowing I quit something which was important to me. I'd rather face pain, failure, humiliation, rejection, and self-doubt than wrestle with knowing that I gave up. So if you can accomplish something- and you almost always can- you may as well go ahead and accomplish it. That's what I always say.
  • Profile picture of the author GetStreetSmart
    Just keep going, downtime gives you too much time to think negaitve thoughts. Always remember why you got into the business in the first place - try to get that passion back
  • Profile picture of the author MemberWing
    What's wrong with giving up?
    Sometimes it might be the best thing you'd ever wanted to do.

    Gleb
  • Profile picture of the author jim horn
    I find it hard to believe anyone would want to give up. The less success I have makes me more determined to achieve my goals.

    Of course I am very stubborn
  • Profile picture of the author grumpyb
    If you think you are beaten...you are


    If you think you dare not...you dont


    If you'd like to win, but you think you can't?


    Its almost certain that you won't


    If you think you'll lose... you've lost


    For out in the world you'll find


    Things begin with a fellow's will


    It's all in the state of mind


    If you think you are outclassed...you are


    You've got to think high to rise


    You've got to be sure of yourself before


    You can ever win a prize


    Life's battles don't always go


    To the stronger or faster man


    But sooner or later the man who wins


    Is the man who thinks he can.
  • Profile picture of the author MelodyInFlorida
    Originally Posted by grumpyb View Post

    If you think you are beaten...you are



    If you think you dare not...you dont


    If you'd like to win, but you think you can't?


    Its almost certain that you won't


    If you think you'll lose... you've lost


    For out in the world you'll find


    Things begin with a fellow's will


    It's all in the state of mind


    If you think you are outclassed...you are


    You've got to think high to rise


    You've got to be sure of yourself before


    You can ever win a prize


    Life's battles don't always go


    To the stronger or faster man


    But sooner or later the man who wins



    Is the man who thinks he can.

    Well said, well played!
  • Profile picture of the author cyowell
    I actually allow myself a limited time to have a pity party(operative word is limited). Acknowledging my frustration, sitting with it for a bit, and then transmuting it into action gets me going.

    Reading books that reaffirm my belief that god is within us and tapping into that power propels me forward when I want to say the "hell with it all!"

    Recalling a past success and focusing on my "compelling why" helps, too.

    It's not just ONE thing, but a combination of things that helps me when the going gets tough.

    Find what works for you. And sometimes what works will change.

    Cara
  • Profile picture of the author stillstranger
    Failure is not an option for me because sins I remember myself I have to rely on lovely me only.

    As to IM, desperation and desperation only is my drive. Sad story.
  • Profile picture of the author jjcool33
    you have nothing better to do than to keep trying.
  • Profile picture of the author roosevelt
    I just meditate and focus on what I will get after I am done. Basically visualize your main goal, very powerful.
  • Profile picture of the author James Kern
    Have a poster of your dream in front of you on the wall. Visualize yourself having already achieved your dreams, and that will get the wheels in motion again.

    A poster of a Porsche or a car you want to own someday helps you to never give up.

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