How Not To Give Up

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Hi Humans!
The amount of time I read the words 'If your dream doesn't scare you, then it's not big enough.' is insane. In fact, the more quotes I read about success, happiness, and dreams, the more I don't understand giving up.

I'm not going to pretend I'm always having a great time, laughing and being cheerful. 
However, I am a dreamer. I'm a dreamer, with a mantra.
And I'm about to reveal this secret to you.

'As long as you're breathing, you can.'
I don't go a day without reminding myself that if I'm still here, there's still hope. 
And as long as there's hope, I can still work my ass off to get where I want to.

Here are 7 tips to help you stay on track and not give up.

1. Don't get addicted!
It doesn't matter if it is cigarettes, drugs, people, technology, food, alcohol... don't depend on anything or anyone. You can be in control of yourself.

*The cigarette I used was strictly for the sake of this shoot. I do not smoke, nor should you. 

2. Get organized.
You might think that being messy works for you, I should know, I use that excuse to get out of cleaning my room. However, having a messy schedule or a messy environment will lead you to feel like you're not in control. It will make you feel like a victim of your chores and tasks. 

3. Surround yourself with positivism. 
You don't need to stay around people who complain all the time. Choose those who have dreams, choose those who have motives. And don't forget that you're your own source of happiness. It's better to be alone than to be with the wrong people. 

4. Be Patient.
Success requires patience. But don't take it as a 'Good things come to those who wait' advice. I won't be giving you that advice. It's more of a 'Good things come to those who work hard and persist on doing that because success doesn't come overnight'. Quite the long, confusing quote, huh?

5. Look on the bright side.  
Alright, I understand that lots of you have a very prestigious title of 'I hate everything' to maintain. I understand that you're in a moment of your life where you're not being able to notice a bright side. But you are still breathing, that means you're stronger than whatever you're going through. Bright side - you survived it. 

6. Remember who you're doing it for. 
You should be the first person you're doing it for. It's your fight. It's your life. 
You might have a team, a family... Think of them. They count on you. 

7. Take a break.
Take good care of yourself. Take it one step at a time. Take breaks. You're human, you're not a robot. You need your sleep, your relaxation and your comfort. 

Credits to Celine El Lahham for the pictures.

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