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Never Give Up!

Discussion in 'Sobriety Tips and Inspiration' started by Daniel Lucky, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Daniel Lucky

    Daniel Lucky Active Contributor

    Sometimes as we go through this tough journey so many different circumstances and situations arise and cause us to feel depressed or gloomy. Family and friends seem far away and unconcerned. The thought comes to our minds that it would be so much easier to get "high" and give up. Stay strong and be encouraged that you are not alone. I too get down and wonder why things don't seem different. Everything is different we are wining a fight that has keep us bound far too long. Life gets rough but remember it was much more tough before when we were chasing the next piece of happiness. The small things count try to focus on those things that seem like they don't matter. Be victorious and remain strong and know you can regaurdless of what things may seem like. Good luck!
  2. Nate5

    Nate5 Active Contributor

    One of my favourite quotes is "This too, shall pass." Whenever I'm down or feeling that everything is hopeless, I remember that what I'm going through is mostly temporary. Very few things in this world are permanent, and even if they are, humans are a resilient species that have learned to adapt in any situation. It is definitely important to keep your head high, and to look forward to a better future.
  3. zaerine

    zaerine Community Champion

    Yes, I like this one and also the phrase "life goes on". So we should really not giving up cause life will just goes on no matter what and that there will be always hope. It is been stated too several times that you never really lose until you give up.
  4. wulfman

    wulfman Senior Contributor

    Even with family and friends sometimes it you feel down and depressed. The best inspiration and motivation comes from within.
  5. wulfman

    wulfman Senior Contributor

    While I have had very good parents to help me through difficult times, even a very loving grandma, ultimately my battles with depression and gambling addiction were beaten by ME. They offered words of advice and cared for me when I was down. I will never forget that. But I conquered everything because I wanted to beat it. Since there are a lot of nice expressions in this thread I will add one more "you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it".
  6. ayywithemm

    ayywithemm Member

    One saying that I really believe in is "nothing befalls you that you cannot bear". Meaning whatever happens to you is something that you have the capability to endure and cope with.
    It is just something that inspires me sometimes.
  7. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    I agree. I think people sometimes feel alone because at the end of the day there really is no one else to depend on but yourself because no one can control your mind for you, which is a good and a bad thing like most other things. The best thing would be to realize as early as possible that every individual is strong and as long as the mind is functioning everything can be achieved.
  8. bluzkluz09

    bluzkluz09 Active Contributor

    Our thoughts can be very powerful. The difficult thing is to focus on the positive and good things and not give into the darkness. I know I struggle with it everyday. Comforting words from our loved ones sometimes aren't enough to get us going. I know I have to want it for myself as well. If I don't put in any effort it's very easy to give into depression. All the parts fit together to create one whole. Positive surroundings, loved ones and people who give encouragement and not criticize and seek to tear you down.
  9. pintbean

    pintbean Active Contributor

    Yes! That is one of my favorite quotes and in the hardest of times, has brought me back to the reality that this is what life is a serious of ups and downs and it is what you do with these times that give you strength and happiness to live another day.
  10. amethyst

    amethyst Community Champion

    Ah, we have all been there, and we frequently revisit those places of gloom and doom. No amount of positive thinking can pull us out, we feel drained, empty, lost. During those times one begins to understand that one can't always be up and going, and that, from time to time, one's body, mind and soul need to rest. Often the best thing to do under those circumstances is to let things be. Be down, be depressed, sleep, feel sorry for yourself, explore your grief... let it all come and go naturally.
  11. 003

    003 Community Champion

    I don't give up no matter how alone I feel, even all the people who were once my strength have lost hope in me already. I am so much stubborn. I rarely listen to advice, and I just do what I think I should do. I follow my instincts in most instances. Sometimes it works, frequent it makes worse worst. But when it worked, it worked to supersede the worst, which as if didn't really matter. I think the key here is just trust yourself. Be dreamy and get up and act. Claim your success!!
  12. Tournique

    Tournique Senior Contributor

    Never give up is a great motivation phrase. I rarely give up, even though I feel down and semi depressed sometimes but that will only make myself stronger. Believing in yourself is a great start and you need to keep your own grown at all times !
  13. joshua minaya

    joshua minaya Active Contributor

    When one is in a recovery state it is very important to be around those who will offer you support to get better that way it makes the recovery process a lot better.
  14. Adrianna

    Adrianna Community Champion

    There are a ton of things that would be easier to get into. This post is good advice all around. Family and friends, what you are saying about that is true. It's like people, some people anyway, stay away from anything negative as if they can't handle it. Instead of inspiring they simply stay away. The age of the selfie and the selfish. You just got to realize that good things come to those who wait, patiently.
  15. kassie1234

    kassie1234 Community Champion

    Sometimes it really is just a matter of remembering this. It can be easy to get inside your own head and just let the negative thoughts take over - but it is important to pull yourself out of that headspace and remember to keep going on your own journey towards sobriety, and maintaining that. It's not always easy, but I would say the best things in life never are -- you have to fight for them sometimes!
  16. Lizel

    Lizel Community Champion

    That's very nice of you for writing this note, people who are struggling with any addiction now, should read this and feel like they have some support out there, that battling with addiction will help them in leading a better life, and that it isn't worthless. :)
  17. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Community Champion

    I totally agree with your post. I remember when I was in a very bad situation before, I just kept telling myself that quote, "This too shall pass," and somehow, it made me feel relieved. I know that there's a solution for every problem, and one day, things will get back to normal and everything will be alright once again.
  18. JadeVengeance

    JadeVengeance Active Contributor

    I believe the only person that can make yourself better is you. That is what I think anyway
  19. 6up

    6up Community Champion

    We should never give up, that is why we are supposed to encourage ourselves. We can live positively by being active and doing what we like most. We must never let drugs affect the way we run our projects. We should also go to church regularly since being prayerful also helps.
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  20. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    Giving up can't really be an option when you decide to quit an addiction, because just by making the decision to quit will show you that your making the right decision and doing what's best for you.

    Going through recovery isn't easy and people should expect to slip every now and again, but that's not the same as giving up.
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