Success Is Failure Turned Inside Out

Hello Friends,

Hope all is well. Here's a great poem about not giving up. There are times in your life when circumstances will be difficult. Your character will be judged on how you react to these situations. The important thing to remember is to persevere no matter the situation. In the words of Jim Valvano, former Head Coach for the North Carolina State Wolfpack basketball team, "Don't give up, don't ever give up."

Don’t Quit

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 everyone 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 might 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 the worst that you must not quit.

Author Unknown


VickiLF said...

I love this poem! It is so correct, always when it seems as if there is no hope, that is when things are ready to turn around for the best.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by. Many blessings!

Unknown said...

great poem however the actual version is slightly different

Dexter Francois said...

Hi Christian. Thanks for stopping by. I would love to see another version of this great poem. Let me know where to find it. Many blessings!