Thursday, September 24, 2015

Don't Quit

Quitting is the easiest thing to do.
Robert Kiyosaki
A few years ago I copied down a poem called "Don't Quit". One of the lines; "stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - It's when things seem worst that you mustn't quit.

Most often when plans go awry, all we can think of is our conditions worsening. However, it is usually at this time that our greatest growth can occur, if we see the moment as a growth opportunity. If we see it as a time to learn how to control our thoughts towards the ends we desire.

With the market volatility and whipsawing accounts many are experiencing these days I thought it apropos: 

Don't Quite

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 everyone 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 is when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit. 

No comments: