Life is hard.
Life is hard work.
Do you have days where you feel like you’ve hit a dead end? Like you can’t go any farther? Like you’ve failed? Like there is no hope?
My short and simple message today is: Don’t quit. Keep fighting. Keep putting one foot in front of the other. This game is not over, and you have plenty of time left for the story to end well! Remember that we are watching our life unfold one moment at a time. We are trapped in the tyranny of today. We are locked into Now.
But if you view our lives from afar, we have so much farther to travel on our route. You are here. But you won’t stay here. Your failures are not final. These problems shall pass. Keep working and walking and years from now you won’t believe how far you have traveled. The path lies in front of us, if we can just keep walking.
You are here. But keep moving. You can do it!
A couple quotes from Winston Churchill, as he encouraged England and the rest of the world to keep fighting and never give up:
“…never give in, never give in, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
“We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…”