This is a poem shared by "My Daily Insights" a website that provides daily inspirational quotes. While the site pushes a lot of motivational coaching and other books or product the quotes from this site are particularly good.
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As a manager and a teacher I am always approached by students, workers, friends, and family looking for words of encouragement. This particular poem seems amazing applicable for lifes struggles, tribulations, disappoinments, and trudges toward success. The following poem is particularly appropriate for those of us dealing with a lot (and who isn't right now!). I hope you enjoy it and share it!
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’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.