Are you ready to give up? Keep Walking…

For most of us in business or in a workplace, the professional journey is hardly a smooth ride. Getting and staying in business, or in a top professional position for that matter, usually comes with a magnitude of challenges.  And, from time to time we get tempted to walk away from it all – to give up.

I often talk about success factors for business and life in general. As a matter of fact, it is one of those common threads in my business and the messages I share.  One of the key professional success factors is tenacity, or the ability to persist and navigate through tough times (even when it is REALLY tempting to just give up). 

Yes, giving-up on professional hopes, dreams and desires is a significant reason why businesses cease to exist in tough times.

So, if you feel that you  want to give up, or feel that you could do with some extra inspiration, here are 20 inspirational quotes to keep you motivated – read, reflect and take action:
“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.”  ~ Robert Schuller

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”  ~ Albert Einstein

“Never, never, never give up!”  ~ Winston Churchill

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.”  ~ Nelson Mandella

“Between you and every goal that you wish to achieve, there is a series of obstacles, and the bigger the goal, the bigger the obstacles. Your decision to be, have and do something out of the ordinary entails facing difficulties and challenges that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.”  ~ Brian Tracy

“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. ”  ~ Unknown

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”  ~ Unknown

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”  ~ Confucius

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”  ~ Thomas Alva Edison

“Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.”  ~ Zig Ziglar

“Out of difficulties grow miracles.” ~ Jean De La Bruyere

“No pressure, no diamonds.”  ~ Mary Case

“Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.”  ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.”  ~ John Maxwell

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.”  ~ Thomas Paine

“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”  ~ Napoleon Hill

“Others can stop you temporarily — you are the only one who can do it permanently.”  ~ Zig Ziglar

“Determination, patience and courage are the only things needed to improve any situation.”  ~ Unknown Author

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~ Michael Jordan

“If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed.”  ~ Zig Ziglar

Remember, YOU are ultimately responsible for creating the life and career you want! Keep walking!

Article supplied by: Gina Mostert, Business Strategist, Consultant & Coach

About the Author: Gina works executives, business leaders and companies in the services sector, helping them to think, plan and lead more strategically or


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