Motivational Monday Wisdom: DON’T GIVE UP!

My dear friends, Thomas Edison knew what he was talking about! After a childhood illness had left him very nearly deaf, Edison grew up with teachers telling him that he was “too stupid to learn anything” — but he never gave up, and made hundreds of failed attempts before perfecting a commercially practical incandescent light bulb.

What do they say about the secret to success?  That it’s 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration?  But it’s true! When you read the life stories of famous scientists, inventors, business owners, athletes and performers, there is always one common theme: they never gave up the fight to reach their goals, no matter what!

Did you know that Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper and told that he “lacked creativity”? That Bob Dylan’s high school band lost a high school talent competition to a tap dancing act? That “Colonel” Harland (KFC) Sanders was rejected over 1,000 times before he found a restaurant that would back his secret recipe for chicken?

Dr. Seuss’s first book was rejected by 27 publishers before it was accepted. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team because he “wasn’t good enough.”  And Oprah Winfrey endured a rough childhood and many career setbacks, including being fired as a reporter — and told she was “unfit for TV”!

Sam Walton put in 5 long years of hard work at his first store before losing it … and going on to found Walmart.  Sylvester “Rocky” Stallone was rejected in over 600 casting auditions. Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade and was defeated in every election before becoming British Prime Minister at the age of 62.

“Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling was a single Mom, suffering from depression and depending on welfare while struggling to attend school and publish her first novel. But she never gave up, and went on to become one of the richest women in the world!

PCH Winners also say “DON’T GIVE UP!”

Our big PCH Sweepstakes winners would give you the same “keep on trying” advice as the famous achievers I just talked about! $5,000 A Week “Forever” winner Ora Gayton said, “Just keep playing! That’s all you got to do! You can’t give up … you got to keep on going!” PCH Millionaire Diane Jehanian said,  “Just be diligent! You’ll never win if you don’t try.” And even though neighbors told her to give up, another $5,000 A Week “Forever” prize winner, Tamar Howard, ignored them and kept the faith. She said, “Keep entering! … I just entered all on my phone and by playing games.”

Stay strong … stay focused …  ENTER TODAY AND EVERY DAY!

It’s so easy … just log on at, enter, and you’re done! Come play our games, search the Web with PCHSearch&Win, visit us on Facebook, check out the buzz at PCHFrontpage –– follow the advice of our wonderful winners and keep on trying every day, because you never know which entry might bring our Prize Patrol to your door!

Share your “NEVER GIVE UP” advice and experience with us!

I hope that Thomas Alva Edison, our winners (and I!) have inspired you to never give up in your resolve to WIN at Publishers Clearing House, especially since the next SuperPrize Event is just around the corner.  Do you have words of encouragement or a story that shows how persistence pays off?  We’d love it if you could share it in the “Comments” section below!

We’re counting on you!

Your PCH friend,


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  1. Hello Monica Martinez 93309 here to say. Thank you PCH!! from me and MY_02. I want to say I’am doing everything I can to win!! I enter the PCH sweepstakes at least 20x’s a day from several sites. I am determined to NOT GIVE UP. I’m a single mom, worked my whole life to provide for my children. The everyday struggle is never ending, thru all the obstacles giving up is not in my vocabulary. My kids deserve better and I deserve peace of mind. I will go above to further my chances to win. Thank you for the Motivation and support. PCH your the best!! And to all the players, don’t give up. If its your dream to have a better life. KEEP GOING!!

  2. Hello everyone I’m in it to win it, I keep my faith hope and grace humbling my self for every entry , I believe and thank you PCH for giving people like me a chance to enter to win it, thank you with gratitude. And congratulations to all previous winners and I wish everyone one else the best to be in it to win it. Hope you all have a beautiful Holliday and Merry Christmas to all of you, including the pch team, and to all you fans of pch never give up hope. Your all blessed as a daily blessed opening our eyes. God is with all of us he is our biggest miracle of all, keep the faith and believing because this could be you or me opening the door and the Prize Patrol is standing there with big smiles, and gifts, keep your entry’s going , time’s getting closer to the big day . December 22 will be a big difference in someone’s life. Thank you
    For reading my post. And all sorts to all Happy New Years 2018 with fireworks and balloons.

    1. Hello Melanie, we are thrilled that you’re so eager and determined to win! You’ve got to be “in it to win it” so keep trying and don’t give up. All of our winners are randomly selected and every entry has the same chance of winning; there’s no way to know who we’re going to surprise next.

  3. Wow great words of encouragement! I too have had some challenges and lost my job the day before Thanksgiving. I the best advice to anyone is to keep FAITH, CHEERFUL HEART AND KEEP ENTERING. Some days for a pick me up in spirits I go PCH you tube and watch the winning moments. This week alone has been rough thus far, but people on phone calls have been just what I needed to perk up. So everyday I get up with my hopes, dreams, faith and the love of my family to push yet another day. And of course, entering every day every way at PCH! Happy Holidays

  4. I can’t give up.ive been entering daily for about 3 times I stop but told myself,one-day it will be you that will win.Dec 22 needs to be my time because I’m unemployed,bills piling up, all that’s entering, don’t give up because you can’t receive nothing if you don’t put in nothing

  5. Sometimes you may not be able to see the “big picture” and may need to focus on what is before you. JUST ENTER!!! You have NOTHING TO LOSE and possibly EVRYTHING TO GAIN!!! Back in junior high, my awesome math teacher offered $20.00 (a LOAD on money back then) to the student earning the most points. I studied, aced tests, worked extra credits to earn that $20.00 EVERY semester!!! Very, very hard work but I really needed that money (coming from a very large family) and all my hard work and sacrifice paid off!!! Ms. Marybeth, I agree with you whole heartedly about the success theory you mentioned. Entering now!!!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🤗🤗🤗🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽