You Can’t Quit

Whether you want to accomplish something in your personal or professional life, you will always come across roadblocks along the way.  Many times when we hit one of these blocks we feel that possibly we are headed in the wrong direction. Although that could be true, more times than not, it is just a setback that we need to work through.

Several years ago, we had a young woman come to work for us; she ultimately wanted to work in law enforcement.  She had to work full-time and could only take a class or two each semester, which meant that it would take her almost 10 years to get a BA degree in law enforcement.

To make a long story short this young woman had several road blocks to hurdle, during the 6 years she worked for us,  each time she encountered a challenge, she became more determined that nothing was going to stop her.  We had the privilege of attending her graduation and shortly afterward, she was hired by the Sheriff’s department.

Her determination to never quit saw her through those 10 years of hard work, and what an inspiration she was to those she worked with.  Whenever I think that something I would like to accomplish seems a bit out of reach, I just remember her determination and know if I want it bad enough, I can never give up, because if I do for sure I will not reach my goal.

Don’t You Quit

When things go wrong as they sometimes will
when the road you’re trudging seems all up hill.
When 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.
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.

~author unknown

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