Never Give Up!

Michael Atkins
4 min readJun 9, 2021

“A failure is not always a mistake. It may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” B.F. Skinner

They say you can’t beat a man who doesn’t give up. You didn’t come all this way just to stop and throw your dreams away. You can see your creative world begin to emerge.

Don’t you dare stop now!

Don’t ever give up on anything.

Obstacles are not permanent. Eventually, they will pass. Even if you have to get on your knees and crawl, you can still overcome the difficulties in your path.

The idea that everybody has an equal chance of succeeding is comforting. We all have different situations.

Some are rich, while others are poor. Some are good-looking, while others are lacking. Some are book smart, while others are street smart.

We are not all equal in all categories. However, any person breathing has a chance to pursue success, no matter how that person defines it.

Quitting before you even start is cowardice. Giving up in the middle of the game is a waste of everything you did to get to that point. Move forward with conviction even when you’re uncertain of what steps you need to take.

The first piece of writing I ever wrote was total rubbish. However, I didn’t stop and give up. I knew I would not win on my first try. I had to keep on trying until I made it.

I have experienced many failures in my life. For instance, the first business I started ended up failing after four short yet exhilarating years. But I didn’t give up.

It didn’t matter to me that I had to change direction. I just felt I needed to continue. There were moments of idleness and hopelessness that I now realize were necessary for me to learn patience and grow stronger. I didn’t know it at the time, but I just needed to get a new perspective on things.

“Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else takes its place. If I quit; however, it will last forever.” — Eric Thomas

The first time you fail, it will be painful. You will feel as if you’re never going to regain what you’ve lost. A part of you just…

Michael Atkins

Technologist and life-long language learner. Speaks fluent Japanese and Indonesian among other languages. Inspiring the world through love of language learning