Just Keep Going

Nothing seems to go right. You’ve been out eight times the past month and have only gotten two numbers. Neither girl called you back. You don’t remember the last time you kissed a girl, fucked a girl. It seems like none of them want to have anything to do with you, and you don’t know what you’re doing wrong. You’re lonely and dying for any sort of female companionship. You think maybe it’s not in you to be good with women. You’re not good looking enough, funny enough, rich enough, witty enough. Every other guy is better than you, and you wonder if you’re ever going to get laid again. You can’t even look at couples holding hands in public anymore without feeling depressed. It’s Friday night, and you don’t even have a friend to go out with.

Take a shower, put on your clothes, hit the bar, and just keep going.

Months ago you started a new business, but it’s not doing so well. It’s bleeding cash and you’re living with your parents, barely surviving. The business refuses to pop. You already sold your car and your main mode of transportation is the bike you had in college over ten years ago. In the rare chance you make it out at night you have no choice but to steal the occasional drink or two because you can’t afford your own. You see other guys your age with fancy cars and clothes, and feel ashamed that you have to watch every dollar and cook ramen noodles five times a week. A friend hands you a beaten-up book on sales, one of your biggest business weaknesses.

Crack open the book, take notes, write out a plan, and just keep going.

For a year you planned out this grand voyage around the world, but you’ve been dealt hardship, illness, and stupid problems one after the other. It seems like you’re bedridden half the time and the love you thought you had for experiencing exotic places has been replaced by constant thoughts of returning home. You’re unable to communicate with the natives and are having trouble making friends. Cultural differences are greater then you had imagined and you’re tired of being ripped off by everyone who sees you as nothing more than a wallet. Everyone back at home seems to be having a better time than you, and now you have doubts about your decision. But you know how lucky you are for being able to do what you’re doing, and a fellow traveler told you about a city somewhat nearby that has the things you’re looking for.

Pack your bags, go to the train station, and just keep going.

Until you think you’re putting your life in danger, just keep going. Until you have proved to yourself that you are stronger than everyone else who has attempted what you’re attempting, just keep going. Until your being is completely shattered and you’re on the verge of an emotional breakdown, just keep going. Until you’ve reached your absolute physical, human limit, until you’ve squeezed every drop of value out of the fruit you’re chasing, and until you are certain without a single doubt in the universe that absolutely nothing positive or worthy can come from what you’re doing, just keep going.

Do not stop. Just keep going.


  1. Antonio February 17, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Probably your best post ever. Game, not just for chicks, but for life. It’s all about conquering fear and not getting discouraged. Ever.

  2. Steve Lurkel February 17, 2010 at 10:37 am

    you are on fire this year, Roosh.

  3. defgent February 17, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I think a lot of people forget this. Most of the time things have a way of working out in the end but people give in too soon, tired of their efforts going unrequited.

    Starting to sound like you’re trying to make better men in general and not just in getting women. Great post.

    defgent’s last blog post: Expendable.

  4. Virgle Kent February 17, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I guess this would be a bad time to point to my post, “Just Kill yourself”.

  5. Riker February 17, 2010 at 10:57 am

    awww, nice post 🙂

  6. thedcam February 17, 2010 at 11:07 am

    401k canceled. Cushy health care benefits, adios. Easy commute and hours, bye bye. Nice paycheck without wanting to commit suicide, see ya. Adventurous world of country to country hops, nights out every night, different girls, different places, different foods, different beds, different everything here I come… right after I finish this TPS report.

    thedcam’s last blog post: George Washington Had Some Rules.

  7. Nacirema February 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

    I think I’m going to go slay a dragon now.

  8. Nacirema February 17, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Fire breathing dragon.

  9. The Rookie February 17, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Simple, best advice, perfect for those very cold DC nights where every girl it seems is out with her man.

    The funny thing is, getting good at game seems more difficult then getting a failing business off the ground.

    VK: for some, still great advice.

  10. bcg February 17, 2010 at 11:56 am

    This really captures what brings me back to this site more than anything else. This is a great post.

    bcg’s last blog post: The word “Awesome”.

  11. The G Manifesto February 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    “Until you think you’re putting your life in danger, just keep going.”

    I say, Put your life in danger. Especially when you are younger.

    It makes you a stronger person.

    You can spot the ones who have and who haven’t a mile away.

    – MPM

    The G Manifesto’s last blog post: Mardi Gras: The G Manifesto Way.

  12. cortez February 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm


  13. nathan February 17, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Roosh, I don’t know if you’re keeping surveillance on me but some of your recent posts are so spot on and relevant to my life right now that I’m starting to get suspicious…
    Finally ordered Bang btw so if you see your bank account go up slightly it’s NOT a clerical error it’s just my contribution to your lifestyle of degeneracy.

  14. Omega Man February 17, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Most people try to make it sound easy. Props for reminding us sometimes you just have to dig down for what you got left.

    Omega Man’s last blog post: Life Sucks.

  15. Matt Savage February 17, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Man, we must be on the same wave length considering the post I just wrote on a somewhat similar concept.

    I think a lot of people don’t realize how close they are to succeeding at whatever they are doing and if they just kept plugging away eventually they’d push through all the barriers that got in their way.

    Kind of reminds me of a quote by Randy Pausch:

    “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They are there to stop the other people!”

  16. Kevin February 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm


    Maybe, instead of just keep on going, you should stop and reevaluate what you are doing, why it is you are not happy and what really makes you happy?

    I dont know about this just keep going philosophy – it sounds very nice and manly but just like many of the aspects of Game, while they sound *strong* and manly they actually dont work.

    So instead of mindlessly continuing what has been making you miserable and hasnt been producing success, stop, take a look around, and see if you need to change.

    Maybe things dont need to change and you really do need just to keep going – but maybe not.

    If youre following Game – or some individuals interpretation of it – and its been 8 weeks since you got laid, you got to stop and take stop and begin to question if some of the precepts of Game are actually false.

    1. Roosh February 17, 2010 at 2:05 pm

      Kevin paraphrased: “I’m a quitter”

  17. Wolf February 17, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Fantastic Post Roosh, and just what I needed today. My game is going shitty, fighting with my Boss, too broke all the time, etc. Keep Going. No Excuses.

    Thanks for that ‘Pick me up’ Roosh. Nobody writes blogposts on game and life with the emotionally exposed honesty you do. Oh, and I bought your books on Amazon today.

  18. Anonymous February 17, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    cant relate, but good post

  19. Living Dead Bachelor February 17, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Glad I’m not the only one out there who thinks these things at times and just need that little push. Good post. Posts like these remind me why I have been reading this blog since the days of DCB.

  20. James February 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Sounds like someone (Roosh) is in the middle of a dry spell. This stuff is so funny. All the commentary on the profundity of this post is comical. The people that like this are the same ones that have “Love, Live, Laugh” as a favorite quote on facebook or better yet enjoyed Avatar for the plot. The posters should have to place pictures next to their posts because im guessing this blog would be akin to a Dungeons and Dragons convention. Although im sure the guys in the D&D convention get laid more.

  21. FARC February 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Kevin seconded.

    I’ve never achieved anything worthwhile in any format with the experience that working to get there sucked.

    If it outright sucks you’re doing it wrong. Or your going for something you’re not well suited for and should shift goals.

  22. nathan February 17, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    can’t tell if the people who are “hating” on this post are being sarcastic or not

    “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” (m. jordan)

  23. Pei Mei February 17, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    It seems so obvious, but when you’re down an out and in a rut it’s easy to get caught up and not see what’s right in front of you….This post might have had more an effect on me because I was listening to “cant keep it in” by Cat Stevens while reading it.

  24. Stephan February 17, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Awesome post roosh..

    Keep up the good work. Do write other posts on how to crush the betaness out of the system. In today’s betaistic society, posts like this one is the only solution to “MMS” – missing manlihood syndrome.

  25. Living Dead Bachelor February 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    James – Actually if I were to have a quote on a Facebook page it would be “I like alcohol, sports, finance and women…oh and James is a mangina”.

    P.S. Take away special effects from Avatar and you have Titanic for Nomadic people.

  26. Living Dead Bachelor February 17, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    And Titanic sucked by the way.

    1. Roosh February 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks Wolf

  27. pepini February 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Great stuff Roosh!

  28. Papillon February 17, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Great post; thanks.

    I reckon that those who are ridiculing it have never risked anything and are trying to justify that.

  29. James February 17, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Its funny that my comments are being screened. To all readers: You read the words of a guy that makes no contribution to society other than making up stories about getting laid. Anyone can buy a plane ticket and travel around on a shoestring budget. Traveling and getting laid doesnt make you a man. A man takes care of his responsibilities, family, and makes a contribution to society.
    Coming up with corny ways to get in girls pants (that probably dont even work for you) doesnt count as a contribution.

  30. Kevin February 17, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    It makes no sense to keep doing something that makes you unhappy or that doesn`t work.

    If you`re miserable traveling why go on? Go home. Be honest with yourself.

    If you`re doing everything the Game people tell you is right and it doesn`t work, why continue doing it?

    Reality is more important than theory.

    Maybe evolutionary psychology says women should like a certain kind of guy, but if they don`t, they don`t.

    The ability to note reality and self-adjust is key to success in any area of life – *just pushing ahead* is the philosophy of the stupid man who is out of ideas.

    Keep it real, see what works and what doesn`t, see what genuinely makes you happy as opposed to what you think SHOULD make you happy, and construct your life around that.

  31. V February 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    This is a great post. Adaptive persistence is the key to everything. I say adaptive because if whatever you’re doing (with regards to game, business or whatever) is not working figure out why, adapt your strategy and carry on going. Giving up is not an option.

  32. V February 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Kevin, if you find that game is not getting you any results the something is wrong with what you’re doing. Figure it out (adapt) and carry on going. No normal man on Earth would be happy with a sexless loveless existence.

  33. Pepe Mancuso February 17, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    You are my hero, Roosh, you and Roissy.

    (Above not intended as gay or sarcastic.)

    Because of you and him, I just scored a number off a chick I was sitting next to, ten minutes before writing this comment. The “other guys …with fancy cars and clothes” couldn’t manage that kind of humanitarian achievement if their lives depended on it.

  34. roissy February 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    this was a really good post. stirring, even.
    @vk: lol.

    roissy’s last blog post: What Is A Beta Male?.

  35. Kevin February 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm


    I agree, and I have. Some aspects of Game work really well, but many – too many – fail miserably, and I don`t think there is sufficient awareness of this out there.

    To do the same thing over and over again expecting different results is insanity. You always have to side with reality, not theory. Just because some keyboard jockey is telling you women SHOULD react a certain way to a certain behavior, and you try it again and again, and women don`t react the *correct* way, then you gotta question the technique, not just *keep going*.

    I used to believe in the *keep going* philosophy and my life was not particularly successful nor happy – I read the books I thought were SUPPOSED to be good, even though I was numb with boredom, I endured hideous stretches of tortuous travel that I was SUPPOSEd to enjoy but hated – for the longest time I simply *kept going*, ignoring my misery and not realizing that it was within my power to change.

    My life got better when I applied a massive dose of REALITY to it – I simply began noticing what actually did make me happy and give me pleasure over what was supposed to do those things for me, and began pursuing things that genuinely mattered to me.

    I wasted months stubbornly applying Game techniques that failed again and again to produce any results, until finally I was forced to admit that much of the Game advice on some of the most popular sites is disastrously awful and actually make you weaker rather than stronger – for instance, just as nice guys are always worried about pleasing a girl, Game people swing to the opposite extreme and are always worried about *impressing* the girl. Yet both are equally weak as both are other-dependent, and both care only about the reaction of the other and not about authentic strength.

    Before I gained this crucial insight I was stymied – you can spend months reading Roissy`s site and all you will hear is the relentless drumbeat urging you to constantly strategize to *impress* the girl and you will be led into failure after failure, where if you just stopped and thought about instead of blindly forging ahead, you might have saved yourself enormous amounts of anguish and time.

    So no, keep on going is just plain silly – stop, take stock, see if what you are doing makes sense or not, and then decide. In other words, use your brain, don`t listen to others or rely on authority or theory, but use your mind.

    1. Roosh February 18, 2010 at 10:01 am

      “I wasted months stubbornly applying Game techniques that failed again and again to produce any results, until finally I was forced to admit that much of the Game advice on some of the most popular sites is disastrously awful and actually make you weaker rather than stronger”

      Like I said, you’re a quitter. I wouldn’t have the readership I have if game makes you “weaker”.

  36. Papillon February 17, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Kevin- with that attitude, I’d still be stuck on Devil’s island.

  37. Kevin February 17, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Cute, papillon.

  38. The Rookie February 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    the haters on here are the same people who’d tell Vince Carter to just give up after his horrible January play. “face reality vince. who cares if you’ve had incredible success for years. this month it’s not working and you aren’t happy. face reality and just give up.” tards.

  39. phillipmarlow February 18, 2010 at 12:25 am

    James sounds like a wiener-face. Which goes hand-in hand with roissy’s blog about beta males. BRAVO CHAPS!

    phillipmarlow’s last blog post: John Stossel Lays It Down.

  40. phoenix February 18, 2010 at 1:56 am

    Nike ‘No Excuses’ Commercial

    To accomplish anything worthwhile in life takes a significant amount of time, effort, failure, and determination. Many people just make excuses to protect their ego instead of risking failure.
    Stopping the excuse generator is integral to achieving your goals. Winners take action and losers make excuses.

    Great post Roosh.

  41. Lika February 18, 2010 at 3:53 am

    “There are those who have discovered that fear is death in life, and have willingly risked physical death and loss of all that is considered valuable in order to live in freedom.”
    – Virginia Burden Tower

    “My center is giving way, my right is in retreat: situation excellent. I am attacking.”
    – Marshal Ferdinand Foch

    Choose carefully when you want to keep going and when you’d better let go…

  42. Anonymous February 18, 2010 at 4:51 am

    thank you

  43. Krauser February 18, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Good post. Guys who succeed are rarely “lucky”, they just worked really damn hard and kept going where others quit. I like how Jack Dempsey put it regarding boxing:

    “A champion is a guy who gets up when he can’t”

    Krauser’s last blog post: Two days in a row.

  44. anonymous February 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    your readership is generated by an infinite number of men with desire , not because of game results.

  45. Kevin February 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Roosh, you did not read what I wrote carefully enough. I said only SOME aspects of Game makes you weaker. I then went on to give an example. The idea that you have to *impress* women does in fact make you weaker, it makes you come off as weaker and be psychologically dependent on the others reactions. There are other aspects of Game which mean well but are similarly crude psychologically and don`t stand the test of the real world, more than many would think.

    Point is, gotta be responsive to reality. Forget about what should work and focus on what does. If travel doesn`t make you happy, why do it? Why spend 7 months being unhappy without realizing this isn`t something you want to do? Because you *always thought* travel *should* give you pleasure? Weak people think like that.

  46. yohami February 18, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Ew. “Just keep going” when you are failing aint smart and its obvious. If you are failing, better switch, improve, dissect, learn, restart, reboot, refuel, and do things right and succeed. Imitate other people that are doing stuff right, they cannot be doing the same as you, figure out what and why.

    Otherwise its: my life sucks, but I keep going. What? FORWARD instead you big mofo.

    Kevin, the whole Game concept is teaching a beta guy to imitate alpha men traits… and its flawled, since the real alpha guys will always get all of the girls, including yours, with half of the effort you are putting into game. Then the girls will feel wronged when they discover you faked being a badass jerk and that you are really an insecure beta pussy needing sweet love and reassuration.

    So become an effortless alpha guy if you want all of the girls, faking doesnt cut it. Do whatever it takes, even learning Game.

  47. V February 18, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    “The idea that you have to *impress* women does in fact make you weaker, it makes you come off as weaker and be psychologically dependent on the others reactions.”

    Kevin are you being serious?! Impressing a woman?! Trying to impress a woman is extremely beta. Game actually teaches you this. Alphas do not need to impress anyone. Women are there to impress and please us (the alphas) and not vice versa. No wonder why game isn’t working for you! Your mindset with regards to women is messed up (and probably very beta) which is affecting your results. Read ‘How to become an alpha male’ by John Alexander. This will help you and teach you how to become a genuine alpha and to cultivate the right mindset.

  48. yohami February 18, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    impressing a wot! I felt the same about the mystery method, the guys were trying way too hard

  49. James February 18, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    you cant become an alpha male…you are either born an alpha male or you are born a beta that imitates the behaviour as stated by Yohami in comment 50.

  50. David Black February 18, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Most people that give up were much closer to achieving that breakthrough than they ever imagined. A great book on this whole topic is ‘Mastery’ by George Leonard. Great post Roosh.

    David Black’s last blog post: Social Masters Best Of 2009.

  51. Papillon February 18, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    It’s always darkest before dawn.

  52. Stephan February 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    All ya quitters, please dont talk..

    Either let the men here go on their journey of becoming alpha. It takes pain, courage and disappointment. The most stupidest comment that i ever heard was, “you cant become an alpha male”! I cant really sense the frustration of all the beta men or should i say members of men’s movement.. Haha.. Pathetic it is..

  53. yohami February 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    “you cant become an alpha male” hahaha shut the fuck up!

  54. V February 18, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    James should be crowned BOTY 2010 in Roissy’s blog just for that comment.

  55. pepini February 18, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.”

  56. Chris February 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    If you cant relate to Roosh’s post, then you haven’t challenged yourself enough, no matter who you are or what you have done. If you’ve achieved some success, you were doing so under your potential. Or, you have been born into enough privilege to where challenge wasn’t necessary.

    You don’t need to challenge yourself to live your life in moderate comfort, but rarely will your life be extraordinary. Whether your goal be money, women, expatriation, long term travel, career, etc..

    As a matter of fact, I would venture that most truly worthwhile successes can ONLY come from the lessons of struggle, discomfort, and failure. Human motivation and learning most often works in reaction to these situations, not out of its own accord.

    Any man who desires an extraordinary life, by definition, will take more risks and encounter more failure and frustration then the average person. Nothing worthwhile in this life is easy, nor is it given to you.

    For every successful millionaire, there are 100 (probably much higher) people that have failed and live in obscurity. However, the one successful millionaire had as much on the line as the 100 failures. Those failures, as well as the millionaire, could all relate to Roosh’s post. The average person likely could not.

    I learned my lesson on here about trolls awhile ago, but James is commenting out of his league here. Go back to your cable TV, homie… you literally don’t know what your talking about. Posts 22, 32, and 53 all make me embarrassed for you.

  57. yohami February 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Chris, they might exist, but I dont know any failed millionarie. What I know is a lot of successfully mediocre men.

  58. yohami February 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    James, nobody is born alpha, so nobody is beta either. Anyone trapped in a beta schema is so lame, all of my superhero instincts come to surface. I was there too and being told it was forever. Well, not so, and it feels good to destroying the lie while helping some people.

    Less competition? what are you talking about. Society is broken. This is balance.

    How is getting laid an agenda against women? women get all the benefit from this. They get the sex, men are putting the work – this is actually the part that makes me laugh about Game.

    Mystery is just one guy, just like Freud is just one guy, pointing to them is missing the point

  59. Chris February 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Yohami,

    Not quite what I meant, as I was referring to the millionaire who would go through the struggle, persevere, and eventually succeed.

    But its true that there are a lot of “successfully mediocre men”, who never have to push themselves very much, at least in the way that Roosh speaks of.

    I think the problem lies in the fact that the millionaire would not consider a mediocre mans success, a success.

    Nor would the many, many men who learned of the fallacy of societies definition of success, through trial and error, or who never bought into it in the first place. So personal perception has something to do with it.

    And I use a “millionaire” as an easy one word example of someone whom society would deem very successful. However, any man who challenges himself to achieve great things, by his own definition and standards, could be substituted.

  60. yohami February 18, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Chris, yeah I agree, I meant all of these guys that I know, who push forward, eventually get somewhere, I couldnt call them failed or something.

    What I have seen is people who push for the wrong reasons and they usually get nothing or get the wrong results – predictabily. Like someone who plays tennis for… the girls or something, so he gets some of the extra but never wins the competition. Or someone who learns game to cover insecurities instead of fixing them

    Anyway, for every action there is a consequence. If you push forward, you move in that direction, theres nothing like “failure” really. I could only use that word for the vas majory that doesnt even try and get defeated inside of their own minds

    Like mr James

    So going back to this post. If you are doing actions and there are no results (stagnation) probably doing the same, or keep going, aint gona be enough. Different actions, different results… clichey but true

  61. Willy Wonka February 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Thanks for the post Roosh.

    This applies to my life right now to a large extent.
    I have a college degree, but I’ve been chasing my dreams of running my own business and have been broke as shit since I graduated 1.5 years ago…. it’s tough seeing people I know actually making enough money to live on, while I’m grinding my ass off to be broke, the difference is, if it works out the way I plan, I’ll wind up making a shit ton some day, whereas they’ll be busting their ass for small raises and promotions year in and year out – it’s just not in me to do that.

    As far as game, I’ve been hitting up the bars with force all year trying to get better… probably approached over 50 or 60 girls total so far this year, gotten 4 numbers, 2 never called back, one we had a date set-up and she last minute flaked on me, wtf? The other number did turn into a notch though, and I’ve been banging her with regularity, so at least I got that, but I need more and I haven’t been having much luck.

    Anyway, appreciate the post.

    Willy Wonka’s last blog post: The Grind.

  62. newly divorced February 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    That was a manly post. I like it. Just keep going. That’s the secret to everything.

    That’s what we used to tell the recruits in the military. You may be scared out of your wits but just keep going, do your job. You’ll feel brave later.

  63. Willy Wonka February 18, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I don’t even know what do say about the ironic comments like Smelvin and Billy… so, whatever, do you, why are you even here?

    Yohami, I’m not insecure, I just like to fuck chicks.

    Willy Wonka’s last blog post: The Grind.

  64. Roosh February 18, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    All these anti-game comments are coming from proxy servers. So Kevin, James, et all are one or two people with a lot of time on their hands.

  65. stone February 19, 2010 at 1:15 am

    i remember a time at this one club, my crew dropped out one by one, i stayed by myself and got a notch at 6am, after some pretty complex logistics, including a rickshaw ride, hotdogs, and a beach walk. if i had given up like my friends – no notch.

  66. Papillon February 19, 2010 at 9:30 am

    Thomas Edison’s response to a reporter’s question:

    “I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have
    succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.”

  67. Bravo February 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Great post Roosh.

  68. .dgfdsfg February 19, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I wouldn’t have the readership I have if game makes you “weaker”.

    Yeah, you would. Otherwise, your readers would be too busy getting laid to type in order to get validation from other Internet-oriented lonely people and fake G’s.

    And why keep on going with failures instead of keeping on going in the right direction, away from failures.

  69. Tinderbox February 19, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Let’s not confuse sexual alphas with “leaders of men/industry” alphas. The two do not always overlap.

    The skill sets required to succeed at career or in the world of men are not the same as what it takes to obtain women. These are two different disciplines though they both require confidence and perseverance. We have all known six+figure income guys who are at a loss with women, and conversely broke guys living in their parents’ basement who can swoop like mad.

    Roosh’s topic here applies to getting what you want in life in general. Game is the necessary ingredient to put you over the top with women. You’re either born with natural game or you have to learn it, else dating is a minefield and relationships/marriage become traps for the man.

    Perseverance combined with knowledge is the key to any successful endeavor.

  70. Anonymous February 19, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    How is your workout progress? Did you keep going?

  71. Carl Sagan February 19, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    holy fuck I almost got teary eyed reading this post.

    Great stuff.

  72. Quasi February 20, 2010 at 4:02 am

    heh, I dont see the reason for the discussion here. Think its a post about having a winner mentality. Winners are the ones that when faced with enough shit win through, winners are the ones that “when the shit hits the fan” keep their group and ride the storm of. Being a winner is tought to us in our first months of life, we get positive rewards, attention and feelings of succes when we accomplish our goals, so next time we try a little harder and succed again and next time a little harder and longer to reach the goal and succeed.. the opposite hold true for the quiters, that finally dont bother to get up from the couch.

    Reminds me of this water tank experiment made on rats (www.pubmed.com) where in the first group A )the rats are set to swim in a tank and after a time there will pop up an island they can get up on… group B) the island never comes and when the are fatigued and about to drown they are fished up…

    repeat the experiment group A) rats swim for 20-30 misn longer because they THINK the island will come, group B) quit even faster…

    Have your own fantasy island…

    Thanks Roosh for reminding me!

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  74. luciano March 2, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    this is so cool bro. i remember the feeling of doing all that, its worth proving to everybody wrong.

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  77. FretDancer December 15, 2010 at 2:38 am

    I always come back to read this whenever I feel like shit, it helps me get up, face things and change them the way I want through hard work.

    So much flaking lately, it gets me down sometimes, but I just gotta keep going.

    One of my favorite posts, hits right on the heart. Thanks Roosh.

    Peace and love.

  78. Anonymous January 3, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you, Roosh. This really made a difference for me today. Sincerely,

  79. raliv January 22, 2011 at 2:45 am

    bad place right now. back to this post. Gotta keep going forward. I thought I would have turned the corner by now. Nope.

  80. Jake March 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Man, I needed this like water in the desert. There’s a drought on and this really picked me up. As a friend once told me “There’s women out there that want YOU. You just have to go find them.”

    Thanks Roosh!

  81. Gabriel March 21, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    This post, and “What are you waiting for?” are my go to pick ups. Thanks for the motivation, Roosh.

  82. Markus December 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    This got me through some dark times, man. Thank you.

  83. Pantalones May 27, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Until there is nothing you can do,keep on truckin’. Juste bare in mind that there are drive men out there that will not quit, no matter how lame they truly are,but they have this drive in them. Like there is something else controlling them. The most powerful and famous are like this. This simply have no doubt of their greatness,or ability to convince themselves and others that they are exceptional, and entitled to the life of an exceptional person.

  84. Sine Wave Killer June 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    This is getting me through some rough times Roosh, I wake the fuck up and I don’t know how i’m going to even eat or make money but I think of this post “just keep going”. As long as I can walk, and have my health to a degree, i’m fine.

  85. Juan June 23, 2012 at 4:45 am

    Thank you for making posts like this Roosh. Posts like this are helping me get through the biggest rut I’ve ever had in my entire life. I’m trying to fight an inner fear of failure, and once I’ve conquered that fear to some degree, then the world will be at my finger tips. I’ve always wanted to fuck beautiful women, and I always wondered, “what am I doing wrong?”. Reading around your site, I find out I’m acting too beta, that U.S.A. women suck, and that to be truly happy- I need to leave this country. I’m 21, and I hope I’m not too old to start learning game. Thanks Roosh, thanks for opening my eyes to the truth of the world, you rock man, and good luck with your book sales.

  86. Anonymous January 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I’m in that position for last fifteen years,took some countless rejections,humiliation from woman in younger age,working on crappy job,doing some music production,lookin for a flash of inspiration to make that one magic trac,sometimes it seems like life just shits on my face,ruthlessly,but i keep going,going,goinggg.,arghhhh

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  88. Joe Dick May 28, 2013 at 10:34 am

    great post

  89. Daniel June 2, 2013 at 5:30 am

    Man, i want a JKG T-shirt.

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    I AM VANESSA, i got married to a man [JEROME],who had a wife [JOSEPHINE] already,then i was made the second wife,and this JOSEPHINE has a daughter for my husband,called CHRISTABEL,JOSEPHINE was suffering from leg pain,that later took her life. so Christabel was left to live with me,and my two kids,PATIENCE AND GLORY,Christabel was the eldest of them, so i was misusing CHRISTABEL,SHE is the only one doing all the house work,anytime she dose some thing wrong,i wouldn’t give her food to eat all through the day,and beat her up with anything close to me,but she never worry,or insult me.or report to my husband.because i told her if she did i will kill her,i did this to some extent that,one day,she was on her menstruation period, she was afraid to tell me, she was not having enough cloth,so the only cloth she had she put it into her pant,so that, the cloth would soak the bleeding,and the cloth,i was the one that brought it for her,that the only cloth i ever brought for her,then the following morning i saw her cloth on the ground,with blood stain,i called her,and ask her what is this, she told me every thing, but i beat her up, and force the blood in the cloth into her mouth,i over heard her,as she was crying,cursing me,but never bother to listen to the word she was using,but now my two daughters and my son are yet to give birth,PATIENCE,GLORY AND EXCEL,AT their age[37,34 and 31]but they are married no children,i had gone to many places to know the cause of the problem,and CHRISTABEL WAS LIVING HAPPILY with her husband and four kids, three boys and a girl.i don’t know how my children,came to know about this HIOYA TEMPLE,when they got there, they told them i was the curse of their, problem,so one morning they all came home,and ask me what have i done to disturb their lives,the question sound,funny.i told them i had done nothing to hold their lives back,they cried me,down to this Hioya temple,i saw the man.he ask me what,did i do to some one,over 19 year ago,i forgot everything.i said nothing,HE EXPLAIN WHAT I DID TO ME,and this CHRISTABEL was helping my children with their needs and always come and pay me a visit and she always called me mummy,so this MAN HIOYA told me to go and apologize to her,once she accept the apology,then he will cast a pregnancy spell on my children,we all went to CHRISTABEL’S house and apologize,she forgives me,so they went back to the spell caster, for the pregnancy spell,TODAY PATIENCE CALL ME AND TOLD ME SHE IS PREGNANT,but I haven’t heard anything from the others,maybe they are still angry.with me that’s why they haven’t called me,..THANKS TO DOCTOR HIOYA FOR EVERY THING, IF YOU ARE FACINGS ANY PROBLEM,VISIT THIS GREAT HIOYA VIA [[email protected]]]

  95. COBTECKNN17 October 4, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Words of man.

  96. OutKast, Ed. January 24, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Needed this.

  97. El-Nino February 5, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    I NEEDED to read this! Things have been hectic!

  98. Macbeth1972 May 16, 2015 at 12:58 am

    This is inspirational stuff Roosh. I refer back to this often. Many thanks.

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    ………..rocking the rooshv > < Make It Easy

  101. disqus_2015ScorpioWater February 7, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Noticed many feminist women have “traditional” criteria in a fellow male partner. Many of them want their man to be taller than them. Britain one of the countries most plagued with feminists, most women want their male partner to be 6 feet tall or higher. Almost no woman will date or marry a man who earns less money than them, but yet expect to be viewed as equals in the relationship. One of the biggest criteria for women is a man’s earning power. Guys with no money, even if they are 6 feet tall and look like movie stars will not get much luck with the opposite gender. You will see many of those guys with subpar female partners.
    I lived in Germany for a while and noticed younger fit men with ugly fat German women. Most of these men were foreigners looking to get a visa to live there. German women are one of the most feminist out there. I witnessed numerous has been women targeting these foreign men in the most sickening way. If a man did the same thing, he would be arrested for assault or harassment.
    I think only British, Scandinavian, and French women are worse. That being said many of these guys forgo their dignity to have sex with a divorced ugly hag when they could have a real wife from their own culture.
    This is also becoming quite common in many parts of the US, cougars, women who are older and often divorced usually target young and more in shape men. A lot of the guys are usually young with modest financial means. Its absolutely sickening. Unfortunately the dating scene in most Western countries is just getting worse by the day. Its better to migrate to a more traditional society.
    And even among those men who find women in their age range, many women today are masculine, out of shape, and feminist. So no real prize there either.