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40 Pick-Me-Up Quotes For When You Feel Like You're About To Give Up

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Keep pushing, the best is yet to come.

Do you remember a time when you were studying for a test and after hours of staring at your notes the material still wouldn’t stick? Remember a time when you were searching for a job and after months of applying you still hadn’t heard back from anyone?

Remember a time when you were trying to work out and become healthier, but you weren’t seeing the results?

Well you aren’t alone. We’ve all experienced moments when nothing seems to go right.


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It seems like you’ve been working tirelessly for no reason. You began to get frustrated as time goes by and you feel like you still aren’t nearly where you want to be. You think to yourself, “why am I still trying?”

Then the thought of quitting pops into your head. How much easier would your life be if you just stopped putting so much time and energy into things that never seem to work out anyway.

I’m here to tell you that this is the moment when you need to push even harder.


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It is so easy to give up, but the true test of a person is shown when they continue to fight even when the odds aren’t in their favor.

You are stronger than you realize, and the obstacles you are facing won’t last forever. Remind yourself of why you started your journey in the first place and why it is important for you to finish.

Perhaps you have people counting on you to succeed, or maybe you are just trying to prove to yourself that you are capable of reaching your dreams. Whatever you need to tell yourself to keep you motivated and pushing forward say it.

Listed below are some of our picks of the best inspiring quotes to remind you of why you should never give up on yourself or your goals and dreams.


1. Your breakthrough is coming sooner than you think.

"The moment you're ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens. Don't give up."—Unknown


2. Consistency is key. 

"Just keep going. Be patient. Results take time, but if you're consistent they will come."—Unknown



3. Count on the fact that you can always turn to your back up plan. 

"If "plan A" didn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool."—Unknown


4. You'll be rewarded for not giving up. 

"Good things come to those who believe, better things come to those who are patient, and the best things come to those who don't give up."—Unknown


5. Don't subject yourself to failure. 

"You never fail until you stop trying."—Albert Einstein


6. You feel better when your head isn't hanging down. 

"Chin up kid, they'd kill to see you fall."—Unknown


7. You're almost there!

"When you're ready to give up, you're halfway there."—Unknown


8. If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again. 

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."—Thomas A. Edison


9. You've got this!

"Get up and try again."—Unknown


10. If you can imagine it you can achieve it. 

"In moments of doubt, close your eyes and imagine your body a year from now if you didn't give in. Stay Strong."—Unknown


11. Good things come to those who wait. 

"Have patience, heart."—Unknown


12. One day you'll blink and realize you've reached your goal.

"Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."—​Earl Nightingale


13. Strength looks good on you. 

"Stay strong and carry on."—Unknown


14. You too will fly. 

"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly..." —Unknown


15. Patience. 

"Everything is going to be alright. Maybe not today but eventually."—Unknown


16. Too soon girl, too soon.

"It's always too early to quit." —Norman Vincent Peale


17. Things have a funny way of falling into place right when you need them to.

"Keep going. Everything you need will come to you at the perfect time."—Unknown


18. Get those emotions out,  just don't let them get you down.

"You're allowed to scream, you're allowed to cry, but do not gie up."—Unknown


19. You're on this journey for a reason. 

"When you feel like quitting, remember why you started."—Unknown


20. You are a masterpiece waiting to happen. 

"Don't give up, great things take time."—Unknown


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21. You might as well keep striving for more.

"I didn't come this far to only come this far."—Unknown 


22. Show the world how much heart you have.

"Magic happens when you do not give up, even though you want to. The universe falls in love with a stubborn heart."—Unknown


23. Keep giving your haters a reason to hate.

"When you want to give up just think of the people who would love to see you fail. Don't give them that pleasure."—Unknown


24. Push yourself despite the circumstance. 

"Sometimes you have to be strong when you feel like giving up, have to fight when you just want to run away. Because sometimes it is all you can do to keep going."—Unknown


25. You wanted this. 

"When ou feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place."—Unknown


26. People are looking up to you.

"Sometimes you just have to be strong and keep going, no matter how much you want to give up; not for yourself, but for those you care about."—Unknown


27. Be productive, a lot can get accomplished in a day. 

"No matter what you do, no matter how many times you screw up and think to yourself "there's no point to carry on", no matter how many people tell you that you can't do it-keep going. Don't quit. Don't quit, because a month from now you will be that much closer to your goal than you are now. Yesterday you said tomorrow. Make today count."—Unknown


28. Smile, even when the obstacles just seem to keep piling on. 

"Don't give up. When things go wrong as they sometimes will, when the road you're trudging seems all uphill, when funds are low and debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don't you quit."—Unknown


29. This will only make you stronger.

"Never forget: How far you've come. Everything you have gotten through. All the times you have pushed on even when you felt you couldn't. All the mornings you got out of bed no matter how hard it was. All the times you wanted to give up but you got through another day. Never forget how much strength you have learned and developed.—Unknown


30. There is beauty in the struggle. 

"The climb is ugly, but the peak is beautiful. Don't let your struggle keep you from your success."—Unknown


31. Choose a course of action and stick to it. 

"Persist until something happens."—Unknown


32. Find a way to make it happen. 

"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."—Unknown


33. Root for yourself!

"You're doing better than you think you are. I'm proud of you, keep going, you've got this!"—Unknown


34. The towel will appreciate you more for letting it soak up your sweat. 

"You have a choice, you can either throw  in the the towel or use it to wipe the sweat off your face."—Unknown


35. You are a tough cookie, and don't you forget it!

"Life is tough my darling but so are you."—Stephanie Bennett Henry



36. You don't need others to see your light.

"Sometimes the strength within you is not a fiery flame that all can see, it is just a tiny spark that whispers softly, "you got this, keep going."—Unknown


37. Just breathe.

"I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe. And it will be okay. Because I don't quit."—Unknown


38. Do you want to be a winner?

"Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit."—Unknown


39. You've been stocking up on power lately.

"The more you resist quitting the more power you gain."—​Maxie McCoy


40. What would Beyonce do?

"I'ma keep running 'cause a winner don't quit on themselves."—Unknown


If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.


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Alexis George is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.


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