10 Reasons Not to Give up on your Goals

10 reasons not to give up

If you’ve ever tried to do anything unique or special in your life you will have no doubt asked yourself, “Does it make sense to just give up or keep pushing until I make it?” 99.9999% of the time the answer is to keep pushing until you make it. And for those of you who think this is just some motivational BS, below are 10 reasons why I think you should avoid giving up on your personal and professional goals, even when it may seem impossible.

#10:  The odds for Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson at the time of their fight in 1990 were 42-1.

#9:  The Great Pyramid of Giza covers 13 acres of land and the blocks that make up the pyramid are separated by less than a fiftieth of an inch.

#8:  Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles.

#7:  The B2 bomber’s wingspan is 172 feet long, but the entire airplane has a reported radar cross section of .75 square meters or 8.07 sq. ft.

#6:  Microsoft, Google & Apple were all formed in garages of their founders.

#5:  198 other players were selected before Tom Brady in the 1999 NFL draft.

#4:  Albert Einstein didn’t read until he was 7 years of age.

#3:  Felix Baumgartner is the first man to break the sound barrier while freefalling.  On October 14, 2012 he fell to earth at an estimated speed of 833.9 mph from a height of 128,100 feet.

#2:  Van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime, despite the completion of nearly 800 total paintings

#1: NBC passed on David Letterman for the “Tonight Show”, he would go on to replace Johnny Carson as the longest running late night talk show host in American TV history with 6,028 episodes and end his career at CBS.

So the next time you feel like throwing the towel in and calling it quits, simply take a look at this list and think what we would have missed if these folks had given up.

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