I received this poem the other day and wanted to share with you. Sometimes we want to throw in the towel when we workout and have hit a plateau for instance. Maybe because life is just busy and you don’t know how to fir anything more in. Whatever the reason, 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 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 person turns about
When they might have won had they stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.
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,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.
Mr. Harry Knowles, Sr. (1904-1979)