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 It seems like you’re bedridden half the time and the love you thought you had for experiencing exotic places has been replaced by constant thoughts of returning home.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.

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Antonio
Antonio
10 years ago

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

Steve Lurkel
Steve Lurkel
10 years ago

you are on fire this year, Roosh.

defgent
10 years ago

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.

Virgle Kent
10 years ago

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

Riker
Riker
10 years ago

awww, nice post 🙂

thedcam
10 years ago

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.

Nacirema
Nacirema
10 years ago

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

Nacirema
Nacirema
10 years ago

Fire breathing dragon.

TAllagash
10 years ago

great.

TAllagash’s last blog post: Filthy Tuesday: Mardi Gras Edition.

The Rookie
The Rookie
10 years ago

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.

bcg
bcg
10 years ago

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”.

The G Manifesto
10 years ago

“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.

cortez
cortez
10 years ago

bravo.

nathan
nathan
10 years ago

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.

Omega Man
10 years ago

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.

Matt Savage
10 years ago

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!”

Kevin
Kevin
10 years ago

Hmmmmm.

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.

Wolf
Wolf
10 years ago

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.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

cant relate, but good post

Living Dead Bachelor
Living Dead Bachelor
10 years ago

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.

James
James
10 years ago

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.

FARC
FARC
10 years ago

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.

nathan
nathan
10 years ago

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)

Pei Mei
Pei Mei
10 years ago

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.

Stephan
Stephan
10 years ago

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.