There are a number of things that one can be told when it comes to being successful, and what they may have heard on more than one occasion is that they should never give up. This could be something they have heard from their finds and/or family, or they may even have heard it from someone else.

What this shows is how common this phrase is, and as it is so common, it can be normal for someone to agree with it. Yet even if this wasn’t the case, it could be said that there is no reason why one wouldn’t accept it.

It’s not easy

If one could achieve something without having to experience any setbacks, for instance, then this phrase would be meaningless. Everything would go to plan and there would then be no reason for them to give up.

But as life is rarely this straight forward, it will be important for them to have the ability to keep going no matter what happens. One will need to overcome the challenges that arise as opposed to being put off by them.


This will then allow them to grow and to move forward in life, and this wouldn’t take place if they were to always give up. Instead of being able to move forward, they would stay in the same position.

The years would then go by and the people around them may grow, but it would be as if their life is on hold. Their needs would then go unmet and it could be said that they will be wasting their life.

The Outcome

When one ends up in position where they find it hard to continue, they could focus on the reason/s why they started. This could then be a time when they will think about how their life will be once they have achieved their desired outcome.

If this doesn’t have an effect on them, it could be a sign that they need to reach out for support. One is not their own island after all, and it will then be essential for them to spend time with people who can give them the support that they need.

Another Factor

However, if one focuses on their desired outcome and they still can’t get themselves back on track they may need to think about whether it really matters. It could show that they are trying to achieve something in order to please others.

Whereas if they were doing something that reflected their own needs, they may find that it is easier for them to keep going. And if they have the moments when they feel like giving up, they may find that it is easier for them to get back up, so to speak.

Two Choices

Therefore, one is only going to have one option when it comes to being successful, and if they don’t keep going they will only regret it. What they want to achieve will be forever out of their reach, and this could then set them up to feel like a victim.

But not only will they have to live with the consequences, there is the chance that they will also have to put up with what other people have to say. They could be only too happy to tell them why their life doesn’t change.


Along with this, they could talk about how they have only been able get where they are through being persistent. This could then cause them up to talk about the times in their life when they have pushed through.

And although this could be something they hear from their friends and/or family, it could also come from someone online. This could be someone who teaches self development, or they may just be in the public eye.

Another Angle

It could then be said that this is something that is black and white, and that one should never give up. Yet while there is no doubt that it is important for one to have the ability to keep going, there are also going to be times when it will be in their best interest to walk away.

The reason for this is that it is not always going to be possible for them to achieve what they want to achieve. During these instances, they will be wasting their time and energy, and they even end up wasting a lot of money.


This is will then show that one has the ability to realise when something isn’t working, and this will allow them focus on something else. The alternative would be for one to keep their head down and to ignore the feedback they are receiving.

Now, this may allow them to look strong in the eyes of others, but it will stop them from being able to walk away from something that is holding them back. As all the time they are trying to make something happen, they are not allowing themselves to embrace anything else.


What could stop one from being able to let go is when they have been doing something for a long period of time; after everything they have done, they could believe that they can’t just give up. Yet the longer one holds on the more time they will be wasting, and this time could be used to start something else.

This is not to say that one will have to go through the whole process again, as they may find that it will be easier for them to move forward. But unless they let go, they won’t be able to find out, and there is also the chance that they will come back to it at a later date.


There are numerous examples of people who become extremely successful after they walked away from something that wasn’t working. If they didn’t do this, they might not have been able to achieve the same level of success.

When it comes to walking away or carrying on, it could be said that this is something that one will need to decide. This doesn’t mean that they can’t listen to what other people have to say say; what it comes down to is that they are the ones who will have to live with the decision they make.

Author's Bio: 

Prolific writer, author, and coach, Oliver JR Cooper, hails from England. His insightful commentary and analysis covers all aspects of human transformation, including love, partnership, self-love, and inner awareness. With over one thousand in-depth articles highlighting human psychology and behaviour, Oliver offers hope along with his sound advice. His current projects include 'A Dialogue With The Heart' and 'Communication Made Easy'.

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