There is a wonderful poem, author unknown that I read to a group of inner city college bound High School Seniors that I am facilitating a “Prep for Success” CUNY program for based on my SOAR! with Resilience™ Book– and you could’ve heard a pin drop..(not the usual 🙂 ). I will include it in the next edition, for sure:
When things go wrong a 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 quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he thought he might’ve 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 afar.
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things go wrong
That you musn’t quit.