Monday Motivating Moment

April 14, 2008

Your Weekly Attitude Booster

"No Matter What, Do Not Quit"

Are you experiencing doubts in some aspect of your life? Are you confused about whether to give up, continue on, or just remain idle?

The following poem is one of my favorites and one that I have posted on my computer monitor. I am sure that many of you are familiar with it also, but it can still be a wonderful reminder and worth reading again and again.

Don't Quit
by Edgar A. Guest

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 when 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, you must not quit.

Affirmation for the Week:
“I will remain steady on my course and will not give up simply because I am being challenged. I will continue on and forge confidently ahead to meet success.”
Have a determined week!

Mary Rau-Foster, E-mail Mary

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