Quotes About Not Giving Up

Quotes About Not Giving Up

Tracy McGrady and the Houston Rockets Incredible Comeback

With 35 seconds left in the fourth quarter of a basketball game the Houston Rockets found themselves down by 13 points. At this point the fans gave up on their team and decided to leave the bleachers and try to get home before the traffic rush. The Houston Rockets and Tracy McGrady had other plans. No one though that the Rockets had a chance of scoring more than 13 points in 35 seconds. To do such a thing is very tough and would require a lot of skill, desire, passion, and poise. McGrady and the Rockets had just that, and that is why they came back and won the game upsetting the San Antonio Spurs and making history with one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

When asked how McGrady was able to accomplish the feat, he said “I believed in myself and that’s all I needed”. 

Albert Einstein’s Story

Hans Albert Einstien (the father of Albert Einstein) said, “He told me that his teachers reported that . . . he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.” Many teachers and classmates though that Einstein was not intelligent and lacked creativity. This did not slow Albert Einstein down. Einstein never gave up and is known as the “father of modern phsyics” because of his theory of relativity, quantum physics, and the world’s most famous equation, e=mc2. Einstein made sure that the world knew exactly how creative and intelligent he was, because he never gave up.

Michael Jordan’s Story in High School

Michael Jordan did not quit basketball when he did not make his high school basketball team. Walt Disney did not give up on his dreams when he was told that he lacked creativity. This is because these individuals know how important it is to NEVER GIVE UP. 

Don’t Give Up

Giving up is the easiest thing that a person can do. It is very easy to drop what you are doing because of insecurities and doubt. However, persevering through challenges, overcoming obstacles, staying motivated and inspired, and completing any dream that is put in front of you is what separates a highly successful individual and an average person. Excel beyond what is expected by keeping yourself inspired and by never giving up.

Never give up is not something that you tell yourself, it’s something you must practice. Now the next time you are faced with a tough challenge in life remember, keep your head up and never give up. 

Monday Motivation

Today is December 23, 2013 and it is time for another Monday Motivation. 

There is nothing in this world that is out of our reach. We all have the ability to go out and seize every opportunity, regardless of how “impossible” it may be.

The only thing that can get in your way is YOU. Never let YOU get in the way of YOUR happiness. Think back to everything you told yourself last Monday. Did you achieve what you wanted to achieve? 

If you answered yes to that question, congratulations. Continue to strive towards your goals and do not look back. 

Now if you answered no, then there is no reason to worry. The week has begun once again and it is time to re-assess your goals and figure out how you can plan to achieve them this week or at least build towards it. Giving up is NEVER an option. 

Everything is possible, nothing is impossible. 


Top 50 Motivational Quotes that Will Inspire You to Succeed and Never Give Up

What better way to provide Motivational Therapy to others and our readers than by sharing 50 motivational quotes that will inspire you to go out there and breakthrough your barriers! Here are 50 quotes to motivate you to exceed your goals!

1.) “Believe you can and you’re halfway there”. -Theodore Roosevelt

2.) “Fall down seven times, stand up eight”. – Japanese Proverb

3.) “If there is no struggle, there is no progress”. – Frederick Douglass

4.) “That which does not kill us makes us stronger”. – Freidrich Nietzsche

5.) “Keep moving forward”. -Walt Disney

6.) “Rise and rise again until lambs become lions”. – Robin Hood

7.) “Keep on keeping on no matter how hard the going may be”. – A.D. Mohla

8.) “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever”. – Lance Armstrong

9.) “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up”. – Vince Lombardi

10.) “Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds”. – Malcolm Gladwell

11.) “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it”. – Jules Renard

12.) “Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve”. – Mary Kay Ash

13.) “It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action”. – Honore De Balzac

14.) “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all”. – Norman Vincent Peale

15.) “Awareness without action is worthless”. – Phil McGraw

16.) “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind”. – Theodore Roosevelt

17.) “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible”. – Dalai Lama

18.) “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy”. – Norman Vincent Peale

19.) “If you’re going through hell, keep going”. – Winston Churchill

20.) “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others”. – Ayn Rand

21.) “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”. – C.S. Lewis

22.) “The focus should be on talking. Talk is cheap. It must be on action”. – Howard Berman

23.) “Continuos effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential”. – Winston Churchill

24.) “Successful people just focus on the task at hand. They don’t dream too, too much. It’s about executing the next step, and the next. One day you look up and you’ve climbed a mountain”. – Pat Larsen

25.) “We need to be continuously striving to go beyond our comfort zones if we want to be successful”. – Heidi Grant Halvorson

26.) “Inspiration is made up. It’s a self-defeating act of resistance, holding us back from success”. – Steve Corona

27.) “If you’re not having doubt, you’re not pushing the boundaries far enough”.

28.) “Willingness yields much more results than comfort and encouragement. Be willing, do not wait to be pushed and your results will improve”. – Frank Matobo

29.) “An entire sea of water can’t sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can’t put you down unless you allow it to get inside you”.

30.) “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”. – Neale Donald Walsch

31.) “Ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong”. – Muhammad Ali

32.) “Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.”

33.) “You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do”. – Carl Jung

34.) “Dream big, but execute bigger”. – Sammy Sucu

35.) “The best way to predict the future is to invent it”. – Alan Kay

36.) “If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet”. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

37.) In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing”. – Theodore Roosevelt

38.) “Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless”. – Jamie Paolinetti

39.) “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will”. – Vince Lombardi

40.) “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily”. – Zig Ziglar

41.) “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions”. – Stephen Covey

42.) “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. – Wayne Gretzky

43.) “You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time”. – Charles F. Kettering

44.) “Just be prepared for a long and often uncertain journey. The good stuff doesn’t come easy”. – Tim Westergren

45.) “If you’ve got an unquenchable desire, then you won’t be satisfied with anything less than your full potential. Even if you have to push yourself beyond your limits to get to it”. – Will Mitchell

46.) “You have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid”. – Arianna Huffington

47.) “Every no gets me closer to a yes”. – Mark Cuban

48.) “You can’t be afraid to fail because that’s when you learn”. – Michael Dell

49.) “Ambition and hard work go hand-in-hand.” – Adii Pienaar

50.) “Everything’s impossible until somebody does it”. – Bruce Wayne (batman comics)

Motivation for …

Motivation for the Holidays

Locate your loved ones and look deep inside yourself for the motivation to continue to pursue your dreams and breakthrough your walls. This time of year will bring about a lot of emotions. Make sure to use those emotions as motivation to either fix or continue the way your life has been going this year. 

Have a happy holiday from Connect and Spread Love. Always stay motivated, driven, and find the right inspiration to fight your way through! 

5 Ways to Inspire Yourself

Inspiration is necessary to find because sometimes we lack the motivation to start, continue, or re-think our goals and challenges in life. Whenever you are faced with challenges in life, it is best to look deep inside yourself and pull that inspiration out. Here are some ways to find that inspiration. 

1.) Read Real-Life Inspirational Stories 

Inspiration can come from any source. Sometimes, inspiration comes from the stories of others. The most inspirational stories are those that we can relate with and use to fuel our inner motivations. Some of these stories may not be relatable to your life, but they may be able to inspire you in ways that are unimaginable. With the internet, real people discuss their stories and stories of others and it has made it easier everyone with internet access to read up on these stories. It is important to always read up on these stories through online blogs and forums because nothing is as real as the stories of real people! Once we see that others can do it, it gives us the confidence, motivation, and inspiration to tell ourselves that we can do it too. 


2.) Envision Your Perfect World

For the most part, all of us have the idea of a perfect world. This perfect world can include the perfect job, the perfect house, the perfect spouse, the perfect family, or even the perfect look. Instead of saying “perfection is not a reality”, why not jot down your thoughts of the perfect world and figure out what steps you could take to achieve this perfect world. Sometimes, planning something out (regardless of how difficult the goal may be) brings about inspiration within itself. 

3.) Become one with Nature

In majority, most of us work very long hours while indoors. By the time we escape our offices, trucks, or buildings, we usually go to another closed environment and end our day. It is important to get out there in nature and change your environment. Something as beautiful as a tree in the forest or the view from the top of a mountain can inspire us. Exploring nature can also give someone a time to themselves to think alone while in a peaceful environment. Remember, a clear mind is necessary to be inspired. 


4.) Take a Risk

You are probably thinking, wait, shouldn’t I be inspired before I take any risks in life? No. Take a risk in life. The suggestion is to not quit your job or drop out of school, this is about doing something outside of your comfort zone. For instance, if there is that one special person who has yet to notice your love for them then you should take the risk and let them know how you feel. You do not need inspiration for risk taking. However, risk taking can inspire you to continue to take risks and overcome challenges. Think of the BIGGEST boundary in your life and BREAKTHROUGH it with a risk. I promise, fail or succeed, and you will be so inspired that you actually TRIED to do it instead of DREAMING of doing it. 

5.) Listen to Music that Defines your Emotions

Music is a powerful tool that can help change our moods. Bob Marley said it best when he said “The Good Thing About Music is that When it Hits You, You Feel no Pain”. Music is a great way to heal and an even better way to inspire. Explore the genre of music you enjoy and find songs that will inspire you through the lyrics of the music or through the melodies. Sometimes, we live through the music we listen to. When the music is powerful enough to inspire us, then we will live through the inspiration.

Post your comments below about what type of music heals you!