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Do Not Quit! Don’t Quit Yourself!

Do you ever feel like quitting?  Do not quit!!  I’ve kept this Do Not Quit poem for a long time.  I saw it a couple of years ago and it has given me lots of motivation and inspiration.  I talked with a someone recently that was frustrated with a weight regain and I shared it with her.  She loved it so I wanted to share here too:


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 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 mustn’t quit.

And that’s worth thinking about.

Do not quit.  Whenever you quit living a healthy lifestyle, doing things that make you happy, bring fulfillment and joy to your life, you quit on yourself.  Never, ever give up and do not quit yourself!

1 Comment

  1. I had lap band surgery Dec 2008, weighed 285, got down to 225, and the weight is inching back on. I have fallen into bad habits and am feeling overwhelmed. I go every 2 months to my dr for a weighin and possible fill. I cancelled this last month’s visit because I was ashamed to go and show such a gain. I did reschedule for Oct..a good thing. My son is getting married Oct 9 and I have been stress eating…slider foods. I need help.

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