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I keep trying to figure out what the secret is, to not give up

I’m not sure…I guess it is just to never give up. What do you think?

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The secret to what? Life in general?

oh, I’m sorry…I mean what is the secret to not commit suicide. I’m not suicidal now.

To always live in the present. Don’t imagine the illusion of the future or dwell in the past. Just live the present moment. Just be! :slight_smile:

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Well don’t do that Jake. Yes, I suppose “not giving up” is a big part of it.

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Thanks @labratmat, that is really good advice.

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It is what all the gurus teach from what I have read.

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I try to stay positive every day i say I am healthy fit and strong thats my positive affirmation, I have given up caffiene which is bad for dopamine and sugar also bad and stopped smoking. I try and eat healthy food and I take cbd oil which really helps. Try and do something to improve your health and stay positive

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Try to be concious about your feelings. Does something make you feel sad, anxious or aphatetic? It can be as simple as you have been indoors all day not moving your body. It can be that you have eaten too much junk food. It can be that you had too much caffeine. There are many thing that can be easily remedied if you work out your triggers.

A lot of the spirit of not giving up is to try and keep ourselves in balance. But ofcourse sometimes it can be very difficult. Just work on the things you can do something about and also if you have someone who can support you that is great. In any case there is this forum with people who care.

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The secret is to find something bigger than yourself to live for. Some sort of goals

Sometimes you just have to grit your teeth and hang on bud. Help is usually only a click or a phone call away

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Hallelujah!
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I don’t think there is a secret. I felt like giving up countless times. Sometimes I catch myself and just keep going. Other times I just physically force myself to push myself and keep taking some kind of action.
It’s looking back over my life that I see in retrospect why I did not give up. But I can’t really duplicate what kept me going in the past.

I don’t really think there’s one single secret method that everybody can use to keep going. As you see, people have different methods and reasons for going on. There is no universal trick that you can drag out and use every time you feel like giving up.

I just go to work each day, maybe it’s something inside that keeps me going. Maybe it’s experience or habit. Maybe it’s fear of the consequences if I don’t go.
Sure, fear is a good motivator. Fear of failure, fear of losing what I’ve worked hard for. Fear of not having money. Fear of going back into another board & care or even the hospital. Fear of death. These are what keep me going forward and motivate me.

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Pursuing truth and love

I like what Rocky said in the last Rocky movie.

“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

Not the entire quote, but the most important parts.

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