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5 Reasons You Can Never Give Up on Yourself Even When Others Do

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Life is full of setbacks. Sometimes, you’ll give your best effort and still fall flat on your face. This is especially true in the entrepreneurial world, where many new businesses fail to make a profit. You might find yourself in a situation where you can’t get any investors for your brand. Or maybe you didn’t understand current workplace trends and as a consequence, high turnover brought your business crashing down.

Of course, challenges and difficulties can come from your personal life as well. Whether you’re facing struggles with personal finances or your dating life, the problems that come your way can feel overwhelming at times. So what do you do during these discouraging moments? You pick yourself up. You don’t give up on yourself — even if others have proven happy to do so. There are plenty of good reasons to keep trying.

1. All Problems Have a Solution

Tony Robbins is quoted as saying “Leaders spend 5 percent of their time on the problem and 95 percent of their time on the solution.” Thomas Edison famously had over 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at creating the lightbulb before he finally achieved the workable solution.

Regardless of the problem you’re currently stuck on, the situation is not hopeless. Every problem you face — be it in your personal life or the business world — has a solution. 

Rather than dwelling on the problem itself, focus your energy on finding a solution. This not only fosters a more proactive mindset, but it will help you find the energy to keep going until you achieve the desired result.

2. Life Rewards Those Who Keep Trying

The road to success involves a lot of trial and error. The simple reality is that many of the most successful people in the world weren’t handed a great life on a silver platter. They were persistent and kept trying even when life got them down. 

J.K. Rowling was a jobless single parent when she wrote Harry Potter. Albert Einstein failed his university entrance exam prior to becoming a Nobel Prize winning physicist. Abraham Lincoln had several failed election campaigns before becoming one of the United States’ most influential presidents.

Each of these people could have given up. But they kept trying — and that determination ultimately allowed them to achieve success.

“Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.” – Simon Sinek

3. You Can Find Other Sources of Help

It can be extremely discouraging when others have written you off as a lost cause. But this doesn’t mean you’re completely on your own. 

As Robert Strzelecki, CEO of TenderHut, the fastest-growing international IT group in the world, explains, “Even after you’ve exhausted all the connections in your current network, that doesn’t mean there isn’t anyone out there who can help you. Whether it’s a support group to get through a personal struggle or a new business connection that will help you revive your startup, you just need to be willing to look outside your current circle and you’ll find others who can give you a boost.”

Professional networks or support groups can offer valuable insight from others facing similar problems to yours. Even online groups can provide much-needed support and advice. Sometimes, a fresh perspective from someone who isn’t as closely connected to you will provide the flash of insight you need to reach your goals. Better still, you might be able to provide similar help to someone else.

4. Not Giving Up Could Have a Huge Impact on Others

Not giving up on yourself won’t just make a difference in your own life — it could completely change things for others. Your big ideas could revolutionize an industry or help other people turn their lives around. You could even serve as an inspiration for others who learn from your success story and use it to get through their own dark times.

If you give up now, there’s no telling what the world could miss out on. Many people who have changed the world would never have made their impact if they’d chosen to give up after earlier failures. Staying true to your dreams could transform the world for the better — but only if you refuse to give up on yourself.

“Never, never, never give up.” – Winston Churchill

5. Your Past Does Not Dictate Your Future

If there’s one lesson to be learned from all this, it’s that your past never dictates your future. No matter how many times you have failed before, this is no guarantee that you can’t turn things around. The most meaningful successes in life are rarely easy. Every successful person was once a “wannabe.”

What made the difference was that these people learned to “fail forward.” They used past failures as learning experiences so they wouldn’t make the same mistakes again. As you stay focused on your goals and learn from your failures, you can use these valuable lessons to fine-tune your focus and propel you to future success.

Keep Going …

Sometimes, it may seem like the only thing keeping you going is positive self-talk … But no matter how hard things get or how much others refuse to believe in you, you control your own destiny.

Always remember that you are the one who chooses how you will move on and keep trying. By refusing to give up on yourself and continuing to put forth your best effort, success will eventually come.

Share with us a time where you were about to give up, but you didn’t. Did you end up getting what you wanted?

Imran Tariq is a #1 Best Selling Author, Member of the Forbes Agency Council as well as the CEO Of Webmetrix Group. Imran has been featured on many major publications such as USA Today and Entrepreneur, as well as being interviewed on National TV such as CNN & CNBC. He currently lives in Florida and spends his free time with his wife Aimee and their 3 cats. You can connect with Imran on his LinkedIn account here.

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When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Do you plan to reminisce on all of the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or would you rather remember all of the bad decisions, challenging experiences, and mistakes made that hurt or wasted a portion of your life?

In my opinion, I think it is important to reflect on both. While it’s important to remember the hardships we’ve been through in our lives – without them we wouldn’t be where we are now. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have helped me grow in a personal sense more than anything else in my life so far. 

These aren’t simple lessons in a book or a lecture that you can just absorb and apply to your life. These are things that I’ve learned through experience and reflection, and I’m still learning and growing today.

1. We determine how much we’re worth by what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.

This might seem like a pretty obvious lesson in life but it’s actually one of the most important because we can determine our own worth by how we think about ourselves and the world around us. If you’re looking for success in any kind of business or social setting (dating), then I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have 10 billion dollars or not – people are still going to judge you based on your thoughts and beliefs alone.

What determines our value isn’t necessarily what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether or not we believe that ‘our work’ is worthy or not in some sort of grand scheme or universe. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

2. You don’t have to change your habits or personality just because someone else doesn’t like it – their opinions are THEIRS alone.

This is another one of those lessons that people tend to pick up on a little bit late in life, but if anything that makes its importance even worse! Basically, there’s going to come a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person…but these expectations might not be realistic due to their motivations and personal beliefs. For example, sometimes parents might expect you to be a lawyer or doctor because that’s what they believe is best for their child.

However, this isn’t the case for everyone and so maybe your passion lies in music or writing novels. In this example, if you were also pressured into becoming a doctor – then there would obviously be some kind of conflict going on within yourself as a person. You should never have to give up something that you want to do just because someone else doesn’t like it! The reason why we’re put onto this Earth is to make our own choices and go after our OWN dreams instead of letting others determine what we can and cannot do with our lives .

3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to make a change.

When I was younger, I thought that this lesson would be pretty obvious – but as I got older, it really made me appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of perceiving our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind might simply overshadow any other possibility in their head because they feel like this is what they NEED to do right now.

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The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to pass on to everyone because they’ve come at an important time in my life where I need to start thinking about others instead of only myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves first before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect everyone around you even though they might be your friends and family members!

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