Why You Should Never Give Up

Never-give-upThis is a great poem I happened upon while cruising around the internet. The author is unknown, but the message is clear: never give up.

Inspiration is sometimes hard to come by when we are held down by worries, fears, anxieties or hard times. Remember that never giving up is a Yogic practice! The number one quality of a Yogi in the Bhagavad Gita is fearlessness, so keep on keeping on.

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.

Courtesy of Yoga Blog.

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