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Motivational Quote - Being defeated is often temporary. Giving up makes it permanent.

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Simple as that: If you give up, you're giving up on yourself and your health. If you need guidance and inspiration, check out SparkPeople's community messageboards and motivation section.

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BORDERJACK 6/26/2019 10:40:11 PM
This quote helped me remember that the career I trained for had a job shortage and I experienced many defeats in my working years. Now I am retired, due to health reasons, and I had to push through giving up. I was in my recliner for 12 hours a day and it led to worse health problems. Now I exercise every day and am being inspired by SparkPeople activities to make the job in my retirement be regaining my health.
NEBRASKANNIE 2/17/2019 10:23:38 AM
I've had many obstacles in life, many changes in my path. The only thing I know for sure is if I don't put one foot in front of the other, I won't get anywhere else than where I am right now. Sometimes that's not so good, and sometimes it's great, but it can always be better.
BONNIE1552 6/3/2018 11:44:14 AM
Life dealt me a huge defeat - one that can't be changed. I wanted to completely give up and still have that urge. As long as I choose to live there is hope for feeling better. Maybe this sadness won't last forever. But I think it will. Grief is a terrible companion.
STEELER71 11/16/2014 4:47:32 AM

With my weight loss, I gave up a few times but I made myself push on towards my goal and I made it.
PAHOLMES39 11/11/2014 3:19:10 PM
I am having some medical issues and need to get checked out. Don't want to, but feel I need to.__
TNSTARR911 9/20/2014 11:09:32 PM
LOVE THIS! Everyone falls off the wagon sometimes, that's okay! We are human and make mistakes. Pick your booty back up and get to it!
PATTYGIVENS 7/10/2014 6:40:16 AM
SO TRUE THATS WHY YOU NEVER GIVE UP
GEVANS7 6/15/2014 6:52:10 PM
Excellent quote. Plus one I really needed today. Pick yourself up and dust yourself off.
VAINVT 4/15/2014 7:22:55 AM
Yup. Resilience is a quality I value.
SUZCQT 3/27/2014 2:09:39 PM
yup yup...may be down for a while but never giving up..
MAYBER 3/21/2014 9:58:23 AM
Never give up with dedication determination inspiration motivation success is yours
One day at a time
JULSY_BEAR 3/21/2014 2:03:34 AM
Just what I needed to hear! Applies to so many areas off my life...
STEELER71 3/10/2014 4:33:03 AM


How true this is. Awesome quote.
PDQ1203 3/3/2013 9:38:09 AM
this reminds me of my favourite quote in marathoning....

pain is temporary..... pride is forever


(and when you're running a marathon, you do need to remind yourself of this a number of times :-)
REBA041 1/3/2013 4:44:45 PM
You have to get back up when you are knocked down!
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