Life is a struggle. Life will through curve balls at you, it will humble you, it will attempt to break you down. And just when you think things are starting to look up, life will smack you back down with ruthless indifference.
The reason most people never achieve their dreams is because they simply give up. Life was never meant to be easy – its a constant struggle, with extreme lows and extreme highs. Remember that the times when its most important to persevere are the times that you will be most tested.
To help you in your quest to stay strong and persevere through adversity, here are some encouraging quotes about staying strong and not giving up. These are words of some of the greatest men and women who have ever walked this little blue planet we call Earth.
If these quotes ring true, if you find yourself nodding in agreement, if you feel a tingle run down your spine as you realize that these incredible people had to stay strong and overcome just the same doubts and fears as you – then you will know you are on the right path.
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
“When you are going through hell, keep on going. Never never never give up.”
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”
“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”
“Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.”
“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.”
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”
“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”
“Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”
“Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.”
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
“I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is a step forward.”
“People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.”
“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.”
“It is not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it is refusing to fail.”
“The day you give up on your dreams is the day you give up on yourself.”
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”
“Don’t give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don’t listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.”
“When someone tells you that you can’t do something, perhaps you should consider that they are only telling you what they can’t do.”