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 moonshane
      I keep on thinking about my family's welfare if i give up. "Keeping a goal in order to motivate me to always go on."
  • 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 jcisme
      Originally Posted by chrisoldcorn View Post

      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.
      Oh, I like that quote I like it a lot.
  • 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 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 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 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 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.
    • Profile picture of the author ahlexis
      Originally Posted by James Kern View Post

      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.
      Don't just have a picture or poster of your dream car if it's a car you're after. Go find a dealership and take a seat in the car on the showroom floor. Take a test drive, even!

      And yes, I've actually done this to keep myself motivated when I thought things were going kind of bad. It not only is a distraction from the negativity, it makes everything you are working for a 5-senses experience. You can see it, touch it, taste it (at least that new car smell that overwhelms your senses!), hear it (when you crank the engine), and smell it.

      If you are having trouble gravitating toward your dreams, find a way to turn them into a 5-senses experience. It makes it more real for the subconscious mind, which will work its magic and come up with results in ways you do not expect, often when you least expect it.

      I once needed to raise some quick cash. What I did was, I sat down and made a list of all the ways I could possibly make money, both legal and illegal. I refused to place any sort of restrictions on the idea flow. While I had no intention of doing anything illegal, the removal of restrictions allowed my subconscious mind to work its magic and come up with two additional ideas that WERE legal that I probably would not have thought of had I not also listed the illegal ones. And from there I had the direction I needed to raise the money I needed quickly, effectively, and yes even legally.

      Another thing you can do if things are REALLY bad? Skip a meal. Heck, most of us can probably skip a couple of meals and not screw our bodies up so bad. What I mean is, get uncomfortable. Get uncomfortable enough to make your mind think differently. Do something that you would not ordinarily do. It will change your perspective, and possibly give you new ideas that will work for you, that will give you the success you crave.
  • Profile picture of the author fred59
    Hard-headed! Never liked anyone telling me I can't do what I say I can. Even the idea of me quitting on something I believed in enough to start, makes me wonder... am I the person I think I am or just another fake? Can't stand a fake!
    • Profile picture of the author DanGTD
      When you are avoiding something you know you should be doing, you can ask yourself this question: "What's in it for me?"

      Sometimes we forget why we've set our goals, and we need to be remembered.
  • Profile picture of the author FortressDewey
    Go ahead and pick up Think & Grow Rich by Napleon Hill. Best motivational book of all time. Try to see beyond the "money" aspect of it and apply it to you life too.
  • Profile picture of the author AnneE
    There was a point some months back where I was very discouraged. I felt that others were posting about making money quickly and I was still spending more than I was making online and under tremendous financial pressure. And then I realized.... so what that it takes me longer to find the key to success... as long as I keep trying different keys... as long as I'm careful and don't simply try the same thing over again. Then I know I can get it.

    Watching people trying to find the right key for the right lock was actually one of the tasks in one of the Amazing Race shows (a couple seasons ago). Some people who had been trying to find the right key for their lock for an hour or more were just emotionally devastated when another contestant would run up and by sheer luck find the correct key in a half-dozen tries and pass them by. Other folks were very good at not taking their eyes off THEIR goal, their key, their lock.. so what that guy just dashed ahead of me and life isn't fair. I'm going to get it. I'm going to get it.

    Stay focused. Make sure you learn from your experiences and repeat after me: I'm going to get it.

    Just my 2 cents.
    Anne
  • Profile picture of the author pinoy bands
    i would think of the good memories and the things that inspires me so that I would not feel like giving up and of course, I would pray so that I would be guided with the help of prayers.
  • Profile picture of the author andrewpeacock
    I'm with Cara above - I give myself a little time to site back and pay attention to the emotions I'm going through, dealing with them in other ways that just ignoring them and powering on with whatever I've been doing. It normally only takes a couple of days and I'm back on the task with a renewed sense of energy.

    Andy

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