Thursday, January 29, 2009

Don't Quit

I love this and I found it on a favorite page of mine, BridgettWalther, it is a horoscope page.

I am always looking for a positive word, thought, or image, to help me further my studies in life and the arts and I quite often find them on Bridgett Walther’s Home page under the Highlights, just scroll down to read the pearls of wisdom she plants there. And before you leave, also check out your sign in the blue bar under her name. I find that true wisdom can be found everywhere if I am willing to open my eyes.
She says:
“Thank goodness there are no real crystal balls to forecast the future. Through trial and error (lots of errors) I have learned that the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.
Here's the poem that has helped me through the darkest days:”

Don't Quit
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to cry,
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 everyone 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.
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 worse
That you must not quit.
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you'd like to win, but think you can't,
It's almost a cinch that you won't.
For life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But, sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the one who thinks he can.

Success rarely comes on the first, second, third or fourth try. Sometimes even the hundredth. Keep trying and don't give up. Even when you are rejected unnecessarily, consider each rejection as character building. You are a miracle of life, and you can do it. Give yourself a break, but never quit. You are a star! Embrace each "no" and exclaim, "Thank you, I am now that much closer to a yes!"
We do and we'll continue to march on with determination.
Everyone counts. Dare to care!
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