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Encouraging Quotes to Overcome A Defeatist Attitude

Updated on August 17, 2019
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Setbacks in life can either lift you up or put you down.

Sometimes, it can even give you a devastating blow. It takes courage to pick oneself up after a fall. A wise person told me once that it is a matter of choice. I could either wallow in self-pity or muster the strength to gather the broken pieces, dust myself off and try again. I know it is easier said than done. Therapy and support groups can help but if you’re unwilling to stand and rise above the storm, it is all futile.

Failure is undeniably a part of life even if we accept it or not.

The journey to success is frequently bombarded with roadblocks. Struggle exists before victory. We have to navigate through it all to claim the ultimate prize. I have fallen countless times. There are many instances when I feel like throwing in the towel yet here I am still fighting. After every downfall, I feel lousy, dejected and hopeless. I have gone through days dwelling on a defeatist attitude. It is inevitable but the moment I will myself to press on, it is life-changing.

One of the things that I’ve learned is that a simple quote or words of encouragement go a long way.It can have a big impact on your mindset. One step at a time and even a little encouragement are enough to keep you moving.

Here are encouraging quotes that will help change the way you think. Giving up is not the option.

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. – Babe Ruth


You never fall until you stop trying. – Albert Einstein


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


Nothing in the world can replace perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge


Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. – Unknown


Tough times never last but tough people do. – Robert H. Schuller


Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. – Samuel Beckett


You’re hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people to the end. – Roy T. Bennett


Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. – James A. Michener


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


People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them. – George Bernard Shaw


Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


It always seems impossible until it’s done. – Nelson Mandela


How long should you try? Until. – Jim Rohn


It is not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it is refusing to fail. – Unknown


Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”- Confucius


No. Don't give up hope just yet. It's the last thing to go. When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope. ― Pittacus Lore


Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes it's the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering 'I will try again tomorrow’. ― Mary Anne Radmacher


Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. – Marilyn vos Savant


Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

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All I wish for is to lift others and remind them that they are not alone.


Life is hard, I get it but what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Adversity builds character.

If these quotes can help you survive even for a minute it enters your mind to raise the white flag, I am more than gratified that I have compiled it. It has helped me a lot to the point when I’m almost on the verge of giving up.

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    • lgnmendes profile imageAUTHOR

      lgnmendes 

      7 months ago

      Thank you for reading this article! I'm glad that you find it enjoyable and uplifting. Take care.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      7 months ago

      I enjoyed reading this article and have written down some of these inspirational quotes. Very uplifting and full of hope. Thank you for sharing.

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