Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Don't Quit

Sometimes the simplest advice is the best advice. Whatever you're doing in life that you believe in, DON'T QUIT.

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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 failure 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 slipped 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 so far,
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

http://www.thedontquitpoem.com/thePoem.htm

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See you Friday.

5 comments:

Milo James Fowler said...

"Success is failure turned inside out" -- I may need to chew on that one for a while...

Nick Wilford said...

Nice, Martin. I often feel like it would be easier to give up, but then I wonder what I would do instead.

Martin Willoughby said...

Milo: It's what you do when you submit a story time and time again.

Nick: I've given up on things far too often in the past.

[Naebsy] said...

Why?

Martin Willoughby said...

Naebsy: Because you should never give up on a dream.