How to Not Give Up When It Feels Like Our Hard Work Isn’t Paying Off

Another week passed and we’re still not where we want to be. We’re putting in the work, and countless hours so our dreams can become our reality, but it seems we are no closer today than we were when we first started. We ask ourselves if it’s worth it to continue and we think maybe it’s time to give up. We thought for sure it would happen by now, but nope.  Nothing. What should we do next?


Its easy to focus on what we haven’t achieved. Instead we need to reflect on all that we have accomplished, and appreciate the journey. Sometimes this is easier said than done.  Even for me. When I first began blogging I didn’t understand what was involved. I thought make a blog and people will read it. So naive of me, I know.

Today, I’ve built some great relationships with bloggers as well as companies. I have offers to collaborate with large companies as a
brand ambassador and as a blog contributor.
I receive messages from people asking how they can do the things that I am doing.
I can go on, but the point is I have done a shitload of work and I have a lot that I can be proud of.

So do you. When it feels like things aren’t moving at a pace you think they should be, stop and reflect. And don’t give up! You’ve come too far to walk away from all of your hard work. Be patient and trust the process. You’re closer than you may think.


The longer the process takes the harder it is for us to stay motivated. When things don’t happen in a timely manner we get bored and sometimes walk away. But this is when we can separate ourselves from the pack. It’s do or die. Run and hide, or thrive.

The choice is always ours, but we need to want it so bad that we can’t live without it. 

We need to find our reason to achieve whatever it is we’re chasing down. For me I can’t live without it. My life depends on it. I have built and continue to build a solid foundation, and to walk away from it would be plain stupid on my part. It’s hard, and sometimes I question what I’m doing. I ask myself daily, “What can I do better.”

How I accomplish every goal using these 3 simple steps

I’m not going to quit just because I don’t have all of the answers right now. I know that I will never have all of the answers in any area of life. I know that the most beautiful destinations come just after that period of time when the mind tries to mislead us into believing that the things we are doing aren’t working.

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

Life is short. Delicate and fragile. Our opportunities can be whatever we choose as long as we don’t allow our minds to negatively control the outcome. When things seem out of reach that’s usually when they are the closest. We all deserve to live the life we are passionate about. We all deserve to be happy, and our happiness is always dependent on one thing, Us.

Share the things that you’ve accomplished below. Does this help you realize that you’ve actually come further than you may have thought?

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9 thoughts on “How to Not Give Up When It Feels Like Our Hard Work Isn’t Paying Off

    1. You’re welcome and thank you for reading it. I’m always grateful when my words can resonate with other readers. Often times I write the things that I too need to hear.

      I appreciate you 🙂

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  1. I love synchronicity! I’m reading Platform get noticed in a noisy world by MIchael Hyatt and he talks about writing your platform goals. Reading your post and your 3 simple steps is a sign for me to create my goals in a fun easy way. Your Awesome GJSETH!

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  2. Accomplishments is something I need to focus on while accomplishing other goals, which I hope gives me more working hours, as I currently do 16 hours a week and I would like to do 20 or more with a different employer.

    While I do home study courses to improve my knowledge, I will be learning to drive soon. I am nervous about this as it will be a manual car I am learning in and not automatic that would have been my first choice. A family member has more faith in me that I will be able to do this than I do. But the faith he has in me, is rubbing off to have a go and see. ☺️


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