Tuesday, April 24, 2007

i-TFTD #7: Don't Quit

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.


Don't quit when the tide is lowest,
For it's just about to turn;
Don't quit over doubts and questions,
For there's something you may learn.
Don't quit when the night is darkest,
For it's just a while 'til dawn;
Don't quit when you've run the farthest,
For the race is almost won.
Don't quit when the hill is steepest,
For your goal is almost nigh;
Don't quit, for you're not a failure

-Jill Wolf

I am sure you have faced this situation before: you are hesitant about trying something, you analyze, you consult, perhaps someone gives you a pep talk and finally when you actually start, you find it is easier and more enjoyable than you thought. The satisfaction on completing it is immense. Somehow we need to train ourselves to remember these experiences and therefore eagerly try out more and more difficult-looking tasks.

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