5. Jun, 2018

Rest, If You Must ...

The heading of this week’s T4TW is extracted from a poem called "Don't Quit" that some claim was penned by Edgar A. Guest [1881-1959]If you've read it, you'll remember evoked emotions. If you have yet to read it, you're in for a personal introduction to your true potential (GOOGLE, Don't Quit).
This poem must have been written during a particularly trying time for the author and it encourages everyone feeling similarly despondent to accept the mood as merely transient ~ it will pass!


"When things go wrong, as they sometimes will ...

If you interpret any present failing as you being a failure, you're in the very best company! But unless you put a question mark (?) after each failed attempt, as did Thomas Edison [1847-1931] with his 999 ways the incandescent light bulb didn't work, you are mentally consigning yourself to the same scrap-heap of ineffective methods.

"When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill ...   

Every sincere attempt that failed is a discovery of the 'thing' that did not work, for you! It never means you are the failure. Unless you want to use what didn't work as your excuse for giving up, simply make the necessary adjustments on your personal journey to the accomplishment and never pay any attention to anyone who says, "You can't do that!"

"When care is pressing you down a bit ... 

Some people may think this poem is just so much sentimental nonsense. If, however, you study the way the words are penned you can be inspired with true creativity and with an inner will that leads along your chosen pathway towards success.

"Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit."

So, the next time you catch yourself dwelling on what is not working for you, ponder again "Don't Quit" and remind yourself of your reasons for doing what you do. Oh, by the way, if you don't have the passion for doing what you are doing, find it!

Complicated Is Easy! Simple Is Hard! 

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