One thing I know is that if you give up, you can’t succeed. It’s just a basic law of the universe. Success only comes to people who work for what they want. Unfortunately, giving up can be easy to do. It always seems like the easier option when faced with hard work, struggle, or a little bit of pain. But, in the long run, it is the more difficult option. Why? Because after you give up, you look back on life and think, “What could I have done? Who could I have been? Where would I be now if I hadn’t given up?” Following are 19 never give up quotes to help you not have to ask those questions.
1. One Day It’s All Going To Pay Off
What feels like a struggle today will feel like a reward soon enough. That’s how everything goes. When you first start a new habit, it is hard, and then it becomes downright painful to stick to, but soon it becomes easier and your life changes for the better.
One thing people forget is that what you are doing today will affect your future. So, everything that is happening today is a result of your past, and everything that happens tomorrow is a result of your today. So, even though today is hard, if you are doing the right things, the day after tomorrow will be full of sunshine.
2. Fight For What You Believe In
If you feel something is right, don’t give up on it. You have that feeling for a reason. It’s there because you are meant to have it or meant to work towards it, so just go for it. Don’t let other people convince you that you shouldn’t just because they don’t believe in it. It doesn’t matter what they think or say, it’s not their beliefs that count in your life.
3. Look Into The Future
This is one of those never give up quotes that applies to a couple different things. First, the struggle that you are feeling, will it really matter in a year from now? Do you honestly think that it’s going to stick with you for that long? Will it always seem this bad? The answer should be no. Second, will giving up matter in a year from now? Will you look back and regret not going for it? And, lastly, will what you are working towards matter in a year from now? Will more money, a better relationship, or better health be worth the effort? Ask yourself these questions, and you will find the motivation to never give up.
4. Winners Almost Always Lose First
Very seldom does something work out instantly. It takes a few failures to get what you want, which is why you have to never give up! As this quote says, winners are just people who lost, but tried one more time. You never know when the next time is going to give you a winning result, so even if you fail, try just one more time.
5. Find Strength In What Can Happen
When you feel like giving up, visualize the possibility of the dream coming true. You started for a reason, and if you can keep that reason in your mind, then you are more likely to stay motivated towards making sure you keep moving forward.
6. You Don’t Need To Be Amazing To Achieve Success
This is one of my all-time favorite never give up quotes. It shows that a brilliant man doesn’t accredit his success to his brain, but rather the ability to not give up and stick with it until he finds a solution. It’s really that simple. When others give up, you keep going until you find the answers or success that you want.
7. It’s Hard To Beat You When You Won’t Give Up
I think this quote really implies that you can’t break through the energy that someone has when they are determined. That determination keeps them moving, and even if you are hating on them or bullying them or trying to win an argument with them, you won’t succeed because they just won’t give up on their dreams, goals, and desires in life.
8. Put One Foot In Front Of The Other
Some days you are not going to want to go after things as strongly as other days. That’s fine! The thing that matters is that you keep moving, even if it is at a snail’s pace today. When you stop, you give up and fail. When you do something, no matter how small it is, you are still moving towards success.
9. Learn From Every Failure
A failure does not mean you failed! Only giving up means you failed. It’s very important to remember that each failure is just another lesson on what doesn’t work. As long as you realize that, you won’t make the same mistake twice, which means eventually you will figure out how to make it work. Even if there are a million wrong ways of doing something, there is always one right way, so fail a bunch of times and you will learn exactly what that right way is.
10. Do The Impossible!
It’s no secret that Arnold Schwarzenegger has done some pretty impossible things that people said he could never do. Keep this quote in mind when you start to think that it’s impossible, or when someone else tells you that it’s impossible. It should motivate you to go and do it, just like Arnold.
11. Visualize Your Goals
Another quote from Arnold just because he is so inspirational for going after your dreams. He is well-known for visualizing his dreams and using that to propel him towards success. In fact, he has downright said that the mind is more important than the body for success, which is a big statement considering the career he’s made on his body! That’s proof it works. So, visualize success and let it propel you to keep moving forward and not give up.
12. Keep Your Dreams Alive
When you give up, your dreams die. It becomes too painful to sit around and think about what you want. But, when you are doing something towards your dreams, they stay alive in your mind and life feels amazing. Remember this quote as you think about giving up. Imagine your spirit towards life suddenly dying because you have nothing to work towards, and then keep moving so that doesn’t happen to you.
13. Life Can Be Crappy Or Great
This quote is really an elaboration on the last quote. Your life can be really big and spectacular when you are going after what you want and taking risks to get it, or it can be really small and boring when you give up. If you want to expand your life, then never give up! Keep moving, keep expanding it, and never let it shrink to that small and boring existence with no success or purpose.
14. Keep Life Exciting
When the most successful business investor in the world talks, you should listen, especially when it comes to not giving up. This quote is about keeping things exciting. When you feel like you are working towards becoming the best of the best, as if someone else could take over your success any day, then you are going to keep driven to move forward and see what happens tomorrow. It will be exciting to think about what could happen and exciting to see what does. That excitement will help you to never give up.
15. You Know What’s Best For You
This quote came from an interview where Ralph Lauren was talking about a time when he had no business, needed money, but didn’t want to sell his ties to Bloomingdale’s for the deal that they offered him. They wanted to put his ties under their label instead of his, and it didn’t resonate with him, so he trusted his instincts, said no, and was contacted by them six months later with a deal that really resonated with him. When it comes down to your success, you may want to give in to other people and say, ‘I’ll do it your way,’ but that is not what your instincts are telling you to do, then don’t give up by giving in. Hold your ground, stick to what you are working towards, and it will come.
16. View The Journey Differently
When you are working towards something, it may take years to come, and you may know that. Nobody wants to work on something for years and not see results, which is why many people give up on their career goals, fitness goals, and health goals. They simply don’t have the patience to wait that long! But, if you view the journey differently, as bite-sized journeys, then it will be easier not to give up. This is why it is important to create small goals inside of your long-term goals. Every time you run a small race and win, you can check another chunk of the journey off your to-do list and feel more motivated to keep going.
17. Don’t Focus On The Past
If you have found yourself giving up in the past, and feel like it is an indicator of what is to come, you may be more willing to just give up before you invest too much time and the huge disappointment sets in again. But, as Buddha said, you can always begin again. Your journey doesn’t have to be the same as last time. It doesn’t have to have the same outcome as last time. You can start again, do things differently (or never give up) and find the success that you didn’t have last time.
18. Time Is Going To Pass Anyway
This is one of the most powerful never give up quotes I could find. The truth is that whether you are doing something or not, the time from your life is going to pass anyway. You can spend it giving up and starting over again, constantly feeling regretful, and upset, and longing for something more, or you can just make the most of your time and never give up on the life you want. You can constantly work on improving your relationships, health, success, and happiness, and never waste a moment of time being idle or – worse, going backward.
19. When Should You Never Give Up?
If you are debating whether or not to give up, this is one of the never give up quotes to pin up where you can see it often. If you are constantly thinking about something, then you shouldn’t give up. For example, if you are constantly thinking about becoming healthier, then you shouldn’t give up on it. If you are constantly thinking about making more money, then you shouldn’t give up on it. The constant thinking is a sign that it is important in your life. It is a sign that it matters to you in a big way, and if you give up, you will be losing out on something that is going to make you feel amazing.