If you run a search in Google for the word “motivation”, it generates 82,400,000 results. That’s quite a bit of motivation! However, the one thing that resonates well with me about staying motivated is not giving up. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression countless of times by our peers, family, and friends. As we get older, though, we figure out what the motivation really looks like and what it means to our growth.
Never giving up looks different for everyone. We all have our own bridges to cross that that will never look the same. Never giving up can look like working out to get to your desired weight loss goal, or it can look like working hard at work to obtain that next career advancement. Never giving up could be going back to school to get that degree you always wanted, or it could be never giving up on your marriage when times get hard.
So many motivational quotes inspire us to never give up on being the best possible versions of ourselves. The following quote is one of my favorites:
“Never give up on YOU. This is your life; shape it, or someone else will. Strength shows not only in the ability to hold on, but in the ability to start over when you must. It is never too late to become what you might have been. Keep learning, adapting, and growing. You may not be there yet, but you are closer than you were yesterday.” ~Author Unknown
Never giving up is a journey with many possible routes and destinations.
There are 3 main reasons why you should never give up:
- The strength to succeed is within YOU. – We all have the power to win and to be the best people we can be. Sometimes, that strength can be hidden by obstacles or burdens that we face, but it is never lost.
- You are an example to others, whether you realize it or not.- When asked about setting an example, Albert Einstein replied, “Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” You never know the impact you are having on other people when you do not give up. Be the example of what it looks like to chase your dreams, and never, ever give up.
- By never giving up, you can change the world.- This is a daily decision that you must make in order to impact yourself and those around you. Think of what our world could be if we never gave up on ourselves or each other.