Giving Up Should Never be an Option

Giving Up Should Never be an Option

Vartika Kashyap 05/02/2019 9

Life wasn’t easy for him. Walt Disney, a man of action, persistence, dreams, and dedication, changed the world of entertainment and animation because quitting was never an option.

Do you know Walt Disney was once fired from a newspaper company for not being creative enough? His first animation studio was actually a failure. He got a rejection for his theme park idea. His first few animated films were a loss. Going through tough times and major downfall, Walt would have been one of those homeless man screaming about his failure. But he didn't give up. And now we all talk about his success story. His animation studio grew the most famous animation studio, Disney Land and Disney World are among the most popular and successful theme parks in the entire world.

What can we take away from this story? ‘Keep going’ should be our ultimate mantra.

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What to do When You Feel Like ‘Giving Up’

Figure Out What You Lack

There will tough times, there will be challenges. It is no surprise that life will be full of rainbows and bunnies, you should know how to come back with a bang. Do something to help drive you closer to the “final goal”. Acknowledge the challenge, work on to build your skills and power on!

Be Proud of Your Every Small Win

Sometimes we forget to ‘stop and smell the flowers’. Likewise, we forget to celebrate our little victories. Be proud of how far you’ve reached. The next time you feel like giving up, inspire yourself to keep pushing on by counting on your triumphs and keep persevering towards your dreams. Give much respect to yourself and pat on your back for each winning step.

Refresh Your Inspiration

TED talks are great to fire yourself with inspiration. When you feel like you cannot do anything, it will be a boost for you when you’ll be reminded by others who have done amazing things. Seek out those people who have accomplished big going through the struggle. Read a book or article that inspires you or interview of people whoever encourages you. Pinup their quotes and saying that inspires you.

Find Your Inner Strength

Do you know what will make you keep going on? The strength that lies inside you: the resources, the mental skills, and the physical capabilities to face all challenges. Our actions directly depend on our inner strength. Seize the energy of productive people by spending time with them, forgive yourself for all mistakes, be in the confident state of mind, go through affirming phrases to remind yourself throughout the day, and create outer strength.

Despite several failures, success will never be out of reach. You ain’t alone. Many successful individuals have gone through the same and today you talk about them. So think again!

What do you do when you feel like throwing in the towel? Let us know in the comments below!

Author Bio:

Vartika Kashyap is the Marketing Manager at ProofHub and has been one of the LinkedIn Top Voices in 2017 and 2018. Her articles are inspired by office situations and work-related events. She likes to write about productivity, team building, work culture, leadership, entrepreneurship among others and contributing to a better workplace is what makes her click. Follow her on Linkedin.

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  • Geoffrey Hughes

    Keep trying and pushing and struggling, even if you don’t know what your goal is or why you would want to achieve it.

  • Andy Tucker

    When you finally reach the first stage of success, congratulate yourself. But remember that there are twenty-four more stages of success.

  • Pete Francis

    Have a goal and go untill you reach it!

  • Lee Hobson

    Giving up is how you decide to try something new. You must drop unproductive methods to move forward. Some activities are not productive. Also, failing is instructive. Failure is sometimes more instructive than success.

  • David Matheny

    Incredible !!!

  • Sam D Fawcett

    I don't think I've ever experienced a feeling like that. 'Inspirational' doesn't come close.

  • Aaron Cook

    Sometimes I wonder where and what is my dream?!?! I don't know yet

  • Gavin Mellor

    I admire your mindset

  • Alister Brown

    Excellent article !

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Vartika Kashyap

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Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.  


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