Have you ever felt that after every effort you give, every time you spend, and every penny you put in, you see no progress and just feel like giving up? Everything seems to be not working the way you wanted.
You feel miserable. Lost. And confused, asking, ‘should I give up now?‘
And here come many other questions. “What am I going to? Why do I feel stuck? Why are all these problems keep coming to me?”
But, hold on. Take a deep breath. And let’s see if giving up is the best answer for you.
It is very sad that many people do not go after what they truly want. Or maybe they just stopped halfway. Why is that? Some might say it is because they don’t feel deserving or capable, or that attempt is just not worth it.
Whether you want to believe it or not, we all hold all of the power to succeed in anything you want to if you focus hard enough and refuse to give up.
I know, when you get through some problem, it gets very hard to tell yourself you can do it. And when you face a hard time, it seems like giving up is only the option that you have.
Maybe you have faced many people trying to laugh at your dreams and stop you from chasing your dream. Who cares about that? It might hurt a bit, but don’t let it stop you from chasing your goals. Instead, push harder. You have dreams, don’t let anyone or anything stop you. Not even you, yourself.
6 reasons why you should never give up on your dreams
1. Because Great Things Take Time
Going for something new is often quite difficult. For example, when you think you want to start a business, it can be scary and intimidating. There’s even a huge possibility to fail too. But, you surely can’t expect to have an easy success, right?
Just look at the success stories of famous entrepreneurs that have made it. Can you imagine if they stopped once the obstacles came? It is because they never give up that make them into who they are today.
Yup, I know. It’s easy said than done. I also used to give up many times on many things, and maybe you had the same experience. Because that was the easiest thing to do in life, give up, no more stress, and just forget your dream. Simple.
“It’s supposed to be hard. If it were easy, everyone would do it.”
– Tom Hanks
But that’s not how to live your life. Though it might be easy to give up, but do you think you will ever progress in your life if you have that kind of mindset?
Do you think you can live your dream without pain? Of course not!
This is real life we’re talking about. If you want something, you have to work hard and never give up on your dreams. You see, if your goal is easy to achieve, anyone can achieve your goal easily.
And if anyone can achieve your goal, there is nothing special about it. You know that your goal is very special to you and to anyone who wants to have it. Then giving up should not be your choice; you have to fight for it.
Because great things take time.
2. Because You’ll Regret it Later
Another reason to not give up is that you don’t want to regret it later in life. It’s difficult to wait but worse to regret.
Have you ever felt regret for something that you have missed? That is the worst feeling a person should avoid. You have something that you want to achieve in your life.
To make that happen, what you have to do to make you no regret is to keep trying. I know that trying is an effort and requires you to fail many times before getting the best result.
But remember, that was the difference between winner and loser. You will feel so incredible and worth it when you finally reach your goal with your own efforts. Plus, you will have no regret for not trying, even if you fail.
That is because you will learn something from what you have done and keep moving forward toward your goals.
3. Failure is inevitable
Most people give up and forget their dreams because they feel afraid of failure. But let me remind you that failure is inevitable, and actually, it is truly more beneficial than you might think.
Because failure is one of the most important ways that you can learn and improve. You don’t always make perfect decisions in your life. Failure is not the end, but it’s just a flow that will change directions toward your success. Most successful people also never achieved their success without failing a few times first.
Remember this, most of the important things in the world have been carried out by those who kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up even when failure seems inevitable.
“Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.”
– Morihei Ueshiba
Think of failing as a learning opportunity to grow, improve, and try new lessons for your strong future. When you can accept the fact that failure is just another part of life, nothing you have to be afraid of. A whole new realm of opportunity will open up to you.
In fact, actually failure is the key to success. Read more here.
4. You deserve everything you desire
You must know that you deserve everything you desire. Don’t let small thorns make you lose the spirit in everything you want to achieve. Some people have it in their heads. They think they are not worth obtaining the goals or things they desire.
So they decide to give up instead of trying. Believing that you are not deserving could not be further from the truth. That is why, before you have a desire, you have to believe first that you deserve it if you work hard.
Everyone on this great planet is equally deserving of everything they wish to go after, within reason. The biggest difference between people who deserve everything they desire or those who don’t is whether they give up or not.
While it may be difficult to remind yourself of the fact that you can have everything you desire. Just keep pushing yourself forward, and the hard work will undoubtedly pay off in the end.
5. It is All Part of the Journey
It is not practical to expect life to be full of perfect moments every day. Life has its ups and downs, failures, and successes, and that is what makes it so beautiful. You can’t give up right now because your success is reserved for you.
The bad days are just as much a part of the journey we are on as much as the good days. I know you are tired, stressed, and depressed with all the challenges that you face. But you have to keep moving.
“If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”
– Martin Luther King
You should remember that Rome wasn’t built in a day. All the struggle that you face is part of the journey. Your turn will come, so be ready to take it.
6. Success feels wonderful
This is the most beautiful reason why you must not give up on your dream. Have you ever felt successful? I bet you have. But how do you define success in life?
Wait, this question can only be answered by you. Each individual is thinking differently about how they define success. And that’s why it is very important that you must know exactly what success means to you.
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”
– Anne Sweeney
You are the only one that can choose your success. Even if you make your parents happy, that can be your success too. It depends on your interpretation of the meaning of your goals, your dream, and your success.
Everyone’s definition of success would be different according to their perspective on life. Whatever your definition of success is, you should never give up on your dream. Then you will know how wonderful the feeling is, and there is no better feeling than achieving your goals.
To be successful, you should be different from others. Most people will choose to give up and just follow others. All you have to do is to be unique. Don’t follow others but learn from others, then make your own success.
When you are unique in what you do, whether it is building a business, becoming an athlete, becoming a YouTuber, or becoming an online seller, you will become a leader, not a follower. I know it is not easy to stay positive when times are tough.
But this list has some useful reminders that can assist you when you feel like giving up. Always stay confident, remind yourself that it will all be okay, and do not ever let yourself give up!