You've got this.
Life. There’s a reason it’s a 4-letter word. Sometimes you love it and other times….well let’s just say we are not a fan.
We’ve all heard the clichés comparing life to a wave or a roller-coaster or anything else that has its ups and downs. We all know that every life, even ones that might seem perfect from the outside, have their own bumpy roads.
It’s a normal part of life and everyone has their own things to overcome.
And yet, too often people feel this need to compare to see who is going through a tougher time right now.
Why would you want to compare? Unless someone switched bodies with you and lived through exactly what you’re going through in the exact same conditions as you and your personality, there is no comparison (and unless you live in the movie Freaky Friday, you have no way of doing that).
To one person getting all B’s one semester is rock bottom and for another person it could be failing out of college altogether and for someone else, it could be unemployment. The only winners are the ones who, despite whatever their hardship, mistake or “failure” might be, keep striving for their dreams and who never give up.
No one said it would be easy. Change is never easy.
But it's a necessary part of life and the truth is, there is one secret that can help you to survive anything life may decide to throw at you. Never. Give. Up.
So here are 16 quotes to help remind you why you should NEVER give up.
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” — Thomas A. Edison
"She was unstoppable not because she did not have failures or doubts, but because she continues on despite them." — Beau Taplin
“The phoenix must burn to emerge.” — Janet Fitch
"Change doesn't begin when we get knocked on our ass. It begins the moment we decide to get back up on our own feet." — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
“Giving up is the only sure way to fail.” — Gena Showalter
"Someone told me something that stuck with me: 'You have to envision your life, and then go backwards.' I've been living by that motto for a while, so I see where I need to be. Now I'm just backtracking and trying to get back up there." — Bruno Mars
"Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today." — Thich Nhat Hanh
“We are all failures – at least the best of us are.” — J.M. Barrie
"You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up but you don't give up." — Chuck Yeager
"For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer.” — Ira Glass
"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." — Nelson Mandela
"Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness." — Desmond Tutu
"Maybe life isn't about avoiding the bruises. Maybe it's about collecting the scars to prove we showed up for it." — Unknown
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.” — J.K. Rowling
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Winston Churchill
"Nothing worth having comes easy." — Unknown
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