Dream Advice: Why You Should Not Give Up on Your Dreams

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Sue Faith Levy is a motivational speaker and top blogger from South Africa. As an aspiring author and philanthropist. Sue's big dream is to spread her messages of hope and gratitude to women around the world with her motivational speeches and inspirational messages. If you aren't sure how to comment on this story, click here.

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Hi there dreamers

This week I’m sharing my tips of why you should not give up on your dreams — in video!  Please tell me what you think in the comments!

Being a motivational speaker and dreaming of taking my work to the international stage is an ongoing journey filled with ups and downs. When you invest time into your dream and work hard at it every day, you are bound to have low days too. Especially if you do not see results after all of your hard work.

I have had moments where my insecurities made me lose my dream focus, and I’d start seeing or assuming things that were not true. When you let your negative thoughts run away with you, you will end up feeling hopeless. What’s important is that you just pick yourself up and try again. Pursue your passions even when they seem impossible.

In the words of Audrey Hepburn, Impossible actually spells out I’m Possible.

In living a life of going for your dreams you are often thrown curve-balls that make you want to give up immediately because they can drain you emotionally.

You need to know that those who give up won’t see any results and you won’t achieve your goals when you lose your passion and purpose. You must grow from every experience and continue to pursue to dream big.

Here are 5 of my favorite “don’t give up on your dreams” quotes:

1. “People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get ahead in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” ~George Bernard Shaw

2. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” ~Theodore Roosevelt 

3. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” ~Confucius

4. “You just can’t beat the person who won’t give up.” ~Babe Ruth

5. “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” ~Rocky Balboa

Dream Advice: Why You Should Not Give Up on Your Dreams

Life is going to test you and taunt you at times. But you need to pursue to not give up and aim for the greatness that lives inside of you.

I know you can do it. I have absolute faith that you can achieve your dreams.

Remember to always “Just Pursue It.”



  • ImanWoods

    LOVE THIS! Your accent is so so so pretty!

    • Aww! You really think so, I think it’s very South Africa! hahaha. Thanks Iman!

  • Yeah! Love the video Sue – I completely agree in that idea of “I’m Possible”. Great job!

  • I love this, Sue. Seeing you on video was like having you come right into my living room – bringing encouragement and hope. Thank you for sharing.

    • Wow, to get such a beautiful comment from a professional as yourself is an honor. I feel so blessed to have you on 8WD :) Thanks Kelly!

  • You are so beautiful… I like the advice in your video on writing down why you are going after your dream to re-inspire you. I know that when we all talk and make plans it re-inspires me. I love that you did video! :)