Don’t stop. I did, and I regret every minute of it. I let the hunger for success wane because something got in my way.
The people with real ambition and drive will only come back stronger when they lose everything. It’s like how you begin a story or role-playing game with everything, only to lose it all somewhat through. You then rise to the challenge, keep going, and return to a status far above what you achieved the first time around. While life may not be a virtual reality, the rules still apply to a larger, crucial, and far more rewarding reality.