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Why You Can Never Give Up Hope

What would you try if you knew you were eventually going to succeed?

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“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” -- Thomas Edison

What would you try if you knew you were eventually going to succeed?

Not that it would be easy or just happen without effort.

But that you would work and try and fail and try and fail and then succeed.

The truth is... you’re already there.

You’re already at the point of “just about to succeed.”

Even if you’re in the dark. Even if you’re at rock bottom. Even if you’re stumbling around clueless right now.

There’s one thing that makes all the difference between the failures that hold people back and the failures that push people forward.

And that’s hope.

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” -- Harriet Beecher Stowe

Here are my 5 Minute Friday thoughts on hope in Episode 381.

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Lewis Howes is a New York Times bestselling author of The School of Greatness and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men’s National Handball Team athlete. He hosts a top 100 iTunes ranked Apple podcast, The School of Greatness. Howes was recognized by the White House and President Obama as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs in the country under 30. Details magazine called him one of “5 Internet Guru’s that can Make You Rich.”  Howes has been featured on Ellen, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The New York Times, People, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Men’s Health and other major media outlets.