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Why You Should Never Give Up On Your Dreams (no matter what)

Last Updated on 2 years by Iva Ursano

It’s easy to throw in the towel on our dreams sometimes, amirite? They’re taking too long, it’s frustrating, nothing’s working. I get it. But I’m gonna tell you why you should never give up on your dreams, no matter what.

I’ve recently been feeling like this. I work hard, up to 12 hours a day some days. I take little “me” breaks and then feel guilty because I think I should be working. I work til my head wants to explode, At the end of the day I go to bed and wonder if I accomplished anything of great value.

Did I make a difference in someone’s life today? Did I manage to touch at least one life? Am I on the right path? Is any of this working? It can all be very overwhelming sometimes.

Yup even I get like that sometimes.

I feel like giving up

Yup. Some days I just wanna pack it all in. I can’t see the fruits of my labour. I can’t feel the impact I’m making. I sit alone in my house up to 12 hours a day and get so fed up that I want to curl up in a ball and just tap out.

There are days I just want to give up. I’m done. So done. I’m not even sure what the driving force is some days to keep me going. I think this work ethic is just innate now. It’s all I’ve known for the last 4 years of my freelancing career. Work, write, engage, connect.

Rinse and repeat.

Do you feel like giving up on your dreams too?

Do you often feel like that? What’s it all for? Why do I keep doing what I’m doing? I feel like I’m on a hamster wheel going nowhere fast.

It’s exhausting, it’s frustrating, it’s lonely and it’s somewhat aggravating. When will the rewards show itself?

Some of you may have been working really hard on a project. Maybe you have a dream you’re trying to actualize. Or could it be that you have an idea or a goal you are working toward and it seems almost pointless, hopeless if you will.

There aren’t any signs or clues that you are on the right path. Nothing. Crickets. When? When will something, anything, show itself to let me know I’m doing ok and I need to stay on my path?? When?

Why you should never give up on your dreams

I think about this sometimes and it’s usually just a very fleeting thought. I can’t give up. I didn’t come this far to only come this far. I’m not done. I’m far from done.

And then two really mind blowing things happen to me that just confirm, I’m ok and keep going. My friend who is a podcast junkie critiques my new podcast and tells me it’s fantastic. Phew. Yay me. I’m doing ok.

And then over on Tailwind (this may be confusing for some here and I’m sorry) in a tribe I belong to over there (where we share each other’s pins) Tony Robbins is now a member and he re-pins one of my inspirational quotes.

Are you kidding me right now??

What are your big dreams and goals?

I want you to sit down and really think about this. What are your big dreams and goals? Do you think you can achieve them? Do you think that if you put in the time, effort/hard work, that you can actually bring your dream to life?

Before you give up or pack it in on your dreams I want you to ask yourself those questions and answer them honestly!

How would you feel if you gave up on your dream? Would you regret it in 10, 20 or 30 years from now? Will you have another chance to try to bring it to life?

I know how easy it is to get frustrated and want to just give up. But please don’t do that. I know it’s frustrating sometimes and it can feel pointless sometimes. I want you to do a little exercise right now for me (and for you too!!).

Grab your dream

  • envision all of it
  • how does it make you feel
  • does it make you happy or sad
  • how will it make you feel once you’ve realized it
  • if it makes you feel happy (and it should) hold on to that feeling

Anything that makes your heart sing and dance, do more of that!

As you’re working towards your dreams and goals, watch for little signs. Anything that will show you you are definitely on the right path.

Remember how your heart feels when you think about your dream. Hold on to that!!

Holding on to hope and never losing faith

I’m not gonna lie. When I was clawing my way out of rock bottom a few years ago, some days I had no hope or faith. I was tired and emotionally exhausted and really just wanted to stop living. Ya, it was that bad.

But what got me through those times was listening to motivational speakers and reading inspirational quotes. They all helped me to stay on course, don’t give up and persist.!!

Les Brown was my go to guy but this video is really great too! Give it a listen.

No matter what, never give up on your dreams

Things that may be little to some people but are so huge to others, like me. Though Tony Robbins re-pinning one of my quotes isn’t exactly a little thing (though to him it might have been) it’s things like that that make me realize it’s all good. I’m on the right path.

It’s when you are at the breaking point that something usually gives. Something finally happens. Just when we’re about to give up, there’s a light.

It could be the smallest flicker of light. A tiny little flame. A spark if you will. Look for the little things that gently remind you you’re on the right path. You’re doing ok. Keep going. Don’t give up.

You didn’t come this far to only come this far. No matter what, never give up on your dreams.

You may want to check out my self help guide From Hell to Happiness. It is jam packed with tools and tips to help you live the life you deserve.

Or my 1 Day Life Changing Challenge Workbook might be your thing. Either way, I got you covered!

Peace and Love

xo iva xo

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  1. Hey Iva,

    It is the little things that keep us going, isn’t it? Even though Tony Robbins pinning a pin is actually huge- you must be doing something right.

    I can relate so much. With blogging, it can take so much time to begin to see some results (as I am sure that you know). However, I tend to be anxious and this manifests into avoidance rather than hard work. In order to keep going, I just have to make myself do something. That is the hardest part for me.

    At any rate, I hope that you keep at it because I really do believe that your blog provides value to people. For what it’s worth, I’ve enjoyed reading it.

    1. Hey Eva. Nice name! ;) Thanx so much for your comment and am glad you enjoyed the blog.

      much love

  2. Thanks for the effort you put into this . It’s things such as this that serve to inspire me.. I for one can say whilst I agree some days its tough going the thought of quitting makes my stomach turn.. To not achieve ones possibilities through lack of effort and determination simply means that the end goal just didn’t matter enough.. Mine does and that’s why no matter what you will never e me quitting..

  3. Hey Iva,
    I love what you said: “I didn’t come this far to only come this far.” It’s so true! I didn’t get here, with all the struggle and pain and everything just to stay right here. I can’t even start to listen to myself in these moments because I refuse to stop right now, my experiences would be a waste, and I don’t want my experiences to be a waste!

  4. Hey Iva,

    Thanks for the inspirational post, I will never give up my dreams and keep grinding.

    Not only the article is impressive, but also your story. You left behind Canada which you lived for so many years to chase dreams, you already set the best example of “never give up dreams”.

    1. Thanx Jason glad you liked it and happy to hear you will never give up!!!!! xoxo

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