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Never Give Up Day: Mastering a Mindset of Motivation and Determination

Never Give Up Day on August 18th, was created in 2019 with the mission for inspiring people around the world to stay positive and persevere despite any challenges. It is an opportunity for us to reflect on our own struggles, recognise our resilience and determination, and remind ourselves that through hard work anything is possible.

Never Give Up Day speaks to so many because one of the deepest principles in human nature is the desire for our achievements to be acknowledged, not for what they’ve achieved, but for what they have been through to achieve it. The existence of such a day is a powerful advocacy tool to inspire, educate and help people to persist through their challenges. It’s a perfect day to convince yourself that you are strong, determined, and able to achieve everything you believe you can achieve.

Motivation and Determination in the Workplace

It has been famously said that success is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration. In other words, success comes from hard work and determination rather than from natural talent or genius. The view of success is known as the growth mindset, and it emphasises the importance of effort and perseverance in achieving one’s goal. People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve their skills and abilities through hard work and practice, this is often referred to as grit. This mindset has been shown to lead to greater motivation, improved performance, and increase career success and Individuals with this mindset see setbacks as an opportunity to learn and grow, instead of proof that they are powerless or incompetent.

Lack of determination in the workplace can have a significant adverse effect on both individual employees and the overall productivity of the organisation. When employees lack determination, they may display a lack of motivation, leading to reduced job performance, missed deadlines, and increased error rates. The lack of drive can also result in a negative work atmosphere, affecting team morale and cohesion. Research shows 90% of employees are motivated with advancement opportunities, without determination, individuals may be less likely to persue professional development opportunities or take on challenging tasks that could lead to personal growth and career advancement.

Finding determination and motivation in the workplace is of utmost importance for both employees and employers alike. In a recent study, self-determination work motivation was associated with higher work satisfaction and lower emotional exhaustion among employees. The findings suggest that employees actively seek recognition as a key source of motivation. Another study found that 81% of employees consider recognition as a strong motivator. These results emphasise the importance of recognition in fostering a motivated and engaged workforce. When individuals are driven and inspired to excel in their roles, they become more engaged and committed to their tasks, leading to higher productivity and efficiency. Determined employees are more likely to persevere through obstacles and setbacks, finding creative solutions to problems and ultimately contributing to the success of the organisation. Additionally, determination fosters a proactive and positive work culture, inspiring others to work towards common goals with passion and enthusiasm. Employees who demonstrate resilience and determination become valuable assets as they take ownership of their responsibilities, seek continuous improvement, and actively contribute to the organisations success.

Cultivating determination in the workplace is essential for achieving individual and collective success, fostering a dynamic and resilient workforce, and driving sustainable growth. Never Give Up Day emphasises our achievement and celebrates all the ways we have overcome adversity. It serves as an important reminder of how far we can come when we’re willing to persevere through any challenge life throws at us.

How Can Wellity Support You?

A Wellity session ‘The Power of Grit’ delves into the concept of grit as a key determinant of success and personal growth. Participants will explore the characteristics and mindset associated with girt and learn how to cultivate and harness their own inner levels of tenacity and courage. The session aims to inspire individuals to embrace challenges, persevere in the face of obstacles , and unlock their full potential.


  • Understand the concept of grit and its significance in achieving long-term goals.

  • Discover the key characteristics of gritty individuals, such as perseverance, passion, and resilience.

  • Learn strategies to cultivate a growth mindset and develop perseverance in the face of adversity.

  • Gain practical tools and techniques to enhance grit and maintain motivation towards personal and professional goals.

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the connection between grit and success in various areas of life.

  • Identify the impact and rituals and create a plan for personal mastery.

Never Give Up Day is a reminder that no matter how hard thing may seem, you can also find the strength inside of yourself to keep going. It gives us the courage to face our obstacles and helps us to stay motivated in the pursuit of our dreams.

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