Friday, October 19, 2007

Don't quit

Don't, quit, never give up. These are phrases I'm constantly saying to myself. I love the Successories card for "Never Give Up" It says, "Go over, go around, or go through. But never give up."

Last night in my Dale Carnegie class a good friend was talking about some of her struggles and she had used a poem to help her through it. This poem with an unknown author was very inspiring and I wanted to share it with you.

Don't Quit
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won, had he stuck it out.
Don't give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor's cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And you never can tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you musn't quit.

Here are a few additional quotes that are related.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison
"Impossibility—a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools."
Napolean Bonaparte

"Nothing is impossible, we just don't know how to do it yet."
Cudmore, L.L. Larison

"There aren't any great men. There are just great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet."
Halsey, William F.

"We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough."
Keller, Helen