Read This If You're on the Verge of Giving Up / Carmen Varner // Travel Influencer, Blogging Coach, Social Media Consultant


Read This If You're on the Verge of Giving Up

Hello my friend,

It sounds like you're on the verge of giving up on that thing you've been working toward. That's a totally normal feeling. It's hard out there, been there myself. So, you're on the verge of giving up but you haven't quit quite yet. I just wanted to say...


Don't forget that every single minuscule effort & thought that you put in matters. It matters in life, it matters for your dreams, it matters for your work, it matters in your relationships. Those big moments matter, but so do those teeny tiny ones!

The current struggle is that you can't see it. Since you can't see the changes, improvements, benefits, it feels like nothing is happening. Know that sometimes you have to BELIEVE. It's there. It's happening. Things are HAPPENING. 

Believe in yourself. Believe in the process. Just believe.

I know that seems like a near impossible task.

But keep on keeping on.

Remember your goal.

Remember that success is a series of small wins.

Remember to do something each & every day, even if it's super small. After a year of daily effort, 365 tiny things turns into something huge.

Sometimes you have to do something scary or out of your comfort zone.

Ready for some real talk? I feel the saaaaame way. Sometimes I genuinely have no clue what to do next, which step to take, if it'll work. But that's all a part of the process. We're ALL winging life. We're ALL the oldest we've ever been.

I got out of my comfort zone just a few days ago at the Vans Warped Tour 2018 press kick off event. It's always a bit nerve-wracking for me to go to events. I have to hype myself & pump myself up just to step out the door. But it gets easier every time I do! I ended up having a blast eating rainbow sprinkle & Oreo ice cream, scoping out the Vans headquarters, & doing something new.

When I feel on the verge of giving up, I remember to breathe in & out. I remember that everything takes time & effort. I remember to focus on things that bring me joy, happiness, knowledge, love, friendship. I remember to believe. I remember that baby steps count, even if it's just a few steps out the door. It counts!

What are your goals for 2018? What do you think of comfort zones? What are you struggling with right now? Leave a comment & join the discussion.


  1. such a good morning motivation post! thanks babe!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  2. Holy wow this post was RIGHT ON TIME!!! Needed the reminder that baby steps matter too. Thank you!

  3. Great piece of motivation. I try to celebrate the small wins: a new reader, a new comment a new like on a blog. But I guess I mostly need to exercise patience.
    Zed // Mind The Medic

  4. You are so uplifting, thank you for teaching/preaching how to think positive!

  5. Very inspiring. I think we all need this, there's always hope for everyone. Love this!

    The Flower Duet

  6. Thanks for this! It's hard to keep going sometimes but it really is true that small things add up to big things!

  7. This was such a wonderful post to read this morning! The easiest option is always to give up, but it's never the best option. Definitely going to believe in myself 100% today :)

  8. Magical is the PERFECT word to describe it. Hope you're having a wonderful 2018! :]

  9. Right! So cool. Hope you're having a great 2018~ :]

  10. I know! I'm still haven't gotten on the letterboard trend. :]


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