Uploaded on Nov 23, 2008
The "Don't Quit Poem"
"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 have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Success is failure
turned inside out;
The silver tint...
...of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never 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 go wrong
that you must not quit."
Here's another one of my favorites. It's called "If":
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
But make allowance for their doubting too,
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream--and not make dreams your master,
If you can think--and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much,
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!
- Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
I hope that reading these words above...and watching this inspiring video...will give you the strength that you need for whatever trials or struggles you might be going through.
* Please visit: http://www.unleashyourinnerstrength.com/ for more words of wisdom and inspiration.
- Eric Falcon
"Unleash Your Inner Strength"
PS: Want to see another awesome and very inspiring clip that I posted on perseverance?
You MUST watch this Youtube clip:
Video Credits: http://www.anthonyfernando.com/
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