Don’t give up on life. That is the conclusion of this post. Everything said below is to convince you of the conclusion.
Even if you are born with a silver spoon in your mouth, you would have your own share of unique challenges in dealing with life. Life hits us hard every now and then to show us who is in command.
Never give up on life
But, we must not give up. It is okay to give up on things and people that do not add value to our lives, in search of happiness but it is not okay to give up on life, under any circumstances.
As I planned to write this post, I read about a young girl of 19 who committed suicide because of financial hardships. It made my heart feel so much pain. If there is one reason one should not kill themselves for, it is money. Times changes and we can make money, work harder and improve our financial situation. But, she is no more.
Giving up on life doesn’t only mean killing yourself or suicide. It also means mentally or emotionally drifting away and making no effort to improve your state of life. When you give up emotionally, you assume no matter what you do, it will not improve. There have been a lot of people who have faced insurmountable amount of failure all through their lives, and they still did not give up.
You must not give up on life, no matter what you face right now. If you came here looking for hope and reasons to live, I hope you will have found them by the time you are done reading this post. Let us go and find reasons to live, shall we?
Here are 60 reasons why you should never ever give up on life. You only need one.
1. Your life matters
Hey, I know society sucks and it wants to put everyone in the same box. It wants people to look similar and behave similarly. I know that sucks. I want to tell you that your life matters and you matter.
2. Life is an unpredictable roller coaster
You may have heard that life is a roller coaster. That’s right. However, you go to a roller coaster prepared knowing that it will go up and down. This is unlike life. In life, we don’t know when we will go up and when we will go down. You may be down right now, but if you keep going, you will go up. Therefore, you must keep going.
3. Picture yourself smiling and happy
Don’t you love yourself? Why would you hurt someone you love? Picture yourself smiling and happy. Think about a time when you were doing good and enjoying life. That’s where you need to go again. When you picture yourself feeling happy, you feel like life is worth living.
4. Your problems are temporary
They must have told you that.
Do not give up permanently because of temporary problems. See, that doesn’t make sense, does it?
5. You can ask for help
Ask for help. I know, asking for help is difficult, because most people say no. if they say no, ask someone else. You may be in a situation where you do need help and you would not be able to get through it without help so do ask. If it is a desperate situation, it needs desperate measures. Ask for emotional, financial help. It is okay to ask for help. Someone would be willing to help.
6. Time heals everything
Even if you are not able to do much to improve the situation just hanging in there may help as time heals everything.
7. If you give up, it will never happen
8. Keep looking for signs of giving up
Even if you have not given up, keep looking at and observing your own behavior. Trying to stay away from your goals and not working on them are signs of giving up. Procrastination too, is a sign of giving up. All signs of withdrawal from life are signs of giving up.
9. One day, it will all make sense
Steve Jobs said in his speech that the dots of life cannot be connected looking forward but they can only be connected looking backwards. One day, this will all make sense and you would know why you had to endure the pain.
10. You are unique
There is quite no one like you and if you give up on your journey, the world would be left at a loss for what you could have contributed only if you kept going.
11. You can make a new plan
12. People who love you and care for you would miss you
If you give up, people who care for you and love you would miss you. Even there are a few of them, why would you want to give them pain?
13. You may regret giving up but it may be too late
Sometimes, when we are too emotional about a situation, we end up making snap judgement. People who commit acts like suicide in these situations do not even live to regret it. Do not do anything that you won’t even live to regret.
14. Every day is a new opportunity
Tomorrow is a new day and a new opportunity for you to look at your problems and what you can do about them. Seize the opportunity. Do not give up something you have.
15. You can look at your problems from a new angle
May be you want to look at your problems from a new angle that you have never done in the past. When you do, there could be a solution possible that you have never imagined so far.
16. A year is a long time
Think about it. Short-term thinking is the real reason why a lot of people give up on life. They think they have failed in the short term, and they are a failure. A year is a long time and a lot can change in a year. Give yourself time.
17. Nobody would care about your life as much as you do
Trust me. Nobody really cares about your life as much as you do. So, please take care. Even your parents would move on. Nobody will give up on life just because you do. Everybody you think would die without you, would live. The world doesn’t care about us, so we need to.
18. Why would you let people who hate you feel like a winner
19. You are a fighter. Fighters don’t give up
You are a fighter. Fighters don’t give up on life. You want to be known as someone who can face anything and emerge stronger.
20. Keep fighting through pain
I know it must be quite painful right now, but you can take the pain. If you take the pain and keep going, eventually the dark tunnel will read to light. All tunnels end. All dark nights leads to bright days.
21. There are people who believe in you
22. Hard work can solve anything
If you work hard on a specific goal, you will be able to come out of the current situation and find happiness again. However, you need to find the right direction. Hard work in the wrong direction yields unproductive results.
23. You haven’t quite exhausted all the options
There is so much of life that you haven’t seen. May be there are solutions to your problem/s out there that you don’t know of. You just have to keep looking. Whenever you think, you are out of options, remember, you aren’t.
24. You have come so far
You wouldn’t want to do that. Do not give up.
25. Just one more time
You never know how close you are to success. We don’t know the ways of destiny. Every time you are tempted to give up, just say, one more time. If you keep hitting one more time, you are getting closer to your goals.
26. Trust your intelligence
You need to keep reminding yourself of all the awesome things you have done in your life and how much effort it took. It is only when we work at a high level of self-confidence that we can achieve our goals. You are good.
27. Do not listen to people who want to see you defeated
You may be paying too much attention to people who want to see you defeated. Why would you want to make them happy? You don’t want to care about them. You want to care about people who want to see you win. This is kind of an overlap with a preceding point, but has been phrased beautifully, so we will keep it.
28. You are not a failure
Have you given up? If not, then you are not a failure. The only failure in life is really giving up on life and that is what we are talking about here. Failure is a positive and healthy thing, and it makes you learn about your goals.
You haven’t given up. You are not a failure.
29. Decide that you will not give up
30. Read other advice on not giving up
Don’t just read my blog. Read other blogs and pieces on happiness and positivity. A lot of people have seen a lot of things in their lives and they share their perspectives on why giving up is never the right idea. Read, learn and do not give up on life, ever.
31. Hey, life is beautiful
Your life is beautiful. You have been happy and you know what it feels like. True that you may be feeling low right now, but you know what joy feels like. Don’t you want to experience it again? You do not want to let go of future joy by giving up right now, but you want to see yourself beaming with happiness again.
32. This is the NOT the end
The only right way to end life is by dying naturally. This is not the end, you don’t get to decide the end. Nature does. Nature created you, and it will decide when your story comes to an end. Please allow it.
33. Never consider suicide as an option
34. There are people who are not as blessed as you are
Can you believe it that there are people who are not even half as blessed as you are? We live in a world where millions of people suffer from poverty, unemployment and disease. There are lives which are far from difficult than yours and you are just so blessed. You do not even deserve to give up on life.
35. Take the focus away from yourself
One of the reasons we feel miserable is because we focus too much on our lives. If you do not give up, you can shift focus on how to make your life more useful for the world around you. If you think in those terms, you would think less about giving up.
36. Buy time for financial problems
Do you owe money to people? Buy time from them and get down to work. Figure out new ways to make money in case your business has been destroyed by black swan events like Corona Virus.
37. Emotional wounds heal
A lot of people give up on life because they think a particular relationship is their life. It’s not. We have a larger purpose in our lives, which is to make the world a better place. That purpose stays, with or without people in our lives.
38. Life is precious
39. Your best is ahead of you
You haven’t seen your best days yet. You can’ give up on life without waiting for what life has to offer. Your best days lie ahead of you and you will create them yourself. Just keep going.
40. You have an opportunity to redefine your reality
Your current reality is not your permanent reality. You can change things – can go to school, you can acquire new skills, and you can start a new career. You can redefine your reality and the meaning of life for you.
41. You have a unique story
Your story is different than those of your peers and friends. Quite so often, when we compare our lives we others, we feel that our lives don’t match and we feel that it’s not worth living. You just have a different story that you need to embrace. You are not a clone. Do not behave like one.
42. Your parents raised you to live
Before giving up on life, think about the effort that your parents invested in raising you. They wanted you to live life to the fullest, to the best they knew. They may have made mistakes, but that’s all they could do. Do not give up for them.
43. Your past doesn’t determine your future
Your past may not be any indicator of your future. You can create a future which is completely different than your past. Do not allow your past to be the reason you would give up.
44. As long as you are alive, there is hope
Hope lives as long as you live and keep fighting life. When you give up on life and do not try anymore, hope ends. Hope ends with giving up. Hope ends with life. Why would you let that happen?
45. You are harder than you imagine
I know that you may be feeling weak right now but you are way harder than you imagine. You can get through this. It is all in your mind.
46. Here to be happy not to give up
Did you come here to give up? You came here to be happy. That is the reason we are alive- to find our happiness, and make others happy. You did not come here to give up. So you wouldn’t.
47. It may be a difficult journey, but it is worth it
Life is not easy for anyone. The journey may be difficult, but it is worth it. The joys and the sorrows, the happiness and the pains make us human. Imagine, if there was no pain, we wouldn’t know what joy is.
48. You are not a loser
You are not a loser. Losers give up and you are not one and you don’t want to be one. The world rushes to label people who give up as losers. Do not give them an opportunity.
49. What if giving up was not an option
50. Go down fighting like a boxer in the ring
Life will hit you hard and that is the nature of life. Even if you do not succeed or win, go down fighting like a fighter who did not give up, no matter how hard it got. Giving up is failure and you would not allow yourself to be called one. You would fight life till your last breath.
51. The darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn
They say that the darkest hour of the night comes right before the dawn. That may be quite true. If you wake up early morning before the crack of the dawn, the night is quite dark before the sun begins to crack through the darkness and suddenly there is light everywhere.
Your dawn may be just around the corner.
52. It may not be the right fight for you
May be, you have been in the wrong fight. May be, you are in the wrong ring. A lot of us would fail if you are trying to fight with your weaknesses than with our strengths. You need to fight with your strengths. Choose a new battle and play by your strengths.
53. It is a matter of time
If you keep working on your dreams, reality is a matter of time. If you try and cut a really large tree over a long period of time, eventually, it will fall down. Although, that is a wrong metaphor since we should not cut trees.
54. Believe in yourself when no one does
You can believe in yourself when no one else believes in you. If you do, you will be able to get through some of the toughest days of your life.
55. You haven’t utilized all your resources
You haven’t exhausted everything yet. There are options that you have, that you haven’t tried yet. You need to give yourself another shot and try the stuff that has been lying underutilized. You can go ask a bank for a loan, you can call your distant relative, you can do many more things that you haven’t yet considered.
Emotionally, you may be able to find new friends. You don’t know who loves you, when you have kept a wall around you. Allow people to love you.
56. There is evidence that other people did not give up and succeeded
History is full of evidence with people who failed miserably for several years but did not give up on life. Just because they did not give up on life, they eventually made things happen for themselves. So would you. Just hang in there.
57. Beasts don’t give up
You are not a weak person, but a fighting beast. Roar like a tiger. Shed the weakness away and fight back for your life. Take your life back. It is there for you to reclaim it.
59. Find inspiration inside
You don’t even need to look for inspiration outside. You have the inspiration you need inside. Ask yourself who do you want to be?
You don’t want to be the person you see right now, you don’t want to be loser, you don’t want to be the person who gave up. You want to be the guy who never gave up, no matter how excruciating things got.
60. It is not over. Not yet
Hey, it is not over for you, not yet. Get back in the game of life. Find another way to find your happiness since what you tried in the past didn’t work for you. You need a new direction and a new strategy and you will harder than ever. Do not give up till you breathe.
Would you give up, still?
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5 thoughts on “60 reasons to live before you give up on life (DON’T)”
Very helpful! Thank you!
What happened to # 58?
Thanks for reading, and pointing me towards the missing #58. Will fix it.