Some times, it seems no matter how much I try, I just can't become successful in my endeavors. I've been struggling with losing the last 10 pounds for over a year and a half now. Last week, I was ready to walk off the job, because I cannot be everything to everyone and end up getting in trouble. I sometimes wonder "Why bother?" Why bother trying; it seems I will only fail. I feel like I'll never become employee of the year, and I rather doubt I can reach my goal weight anytime soon. There are other areas, but these are the biggies right now.
Then I remembered about this poem, and Googled it. Such sage advice!
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 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.
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 slipped 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 so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
Maybe I can do this.
Have you had a victory just after wanting to quit?
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