Sunday, July 4, 2010

Inspirational Video - The "Don't Quit" Poem

Sometimes you give it your best shot, and it doesn't work. I know you've had that experience. I have. 

The thing is, you may never know exactly why it didn't work. Often a great many variables were at work, and you don't know how they all influenced the outcome. 

If you begin again with more experience, taking a slightly different approach, aiming for a slightly different result, the variables will be different. What you do this time might hit the right chord with the right people at the right time. 

So don't quit. If you quit, you'll never know. Keep your game in play. Try again. Keep trying. 

That's the spirit of this video. It resonated with me, and apparently it did with over 2 million other people, too. Give it a watch. It's only two minutes long, and it'll set you up to keep on trying in the coming week...

Post by Dennis E. Coates, Ph.D., Copyright 2010. Building Personal Strength .

1 comment:

Paula Eder said...

Thanks for this post and video, Dennis. It's such an important reminder to us all ... to be resiliant and keep trying.

You just never know how things will play out the next time you give it a go! It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes - from Heraclitus: "You can't step into the same river twice."

Thanks for the great material you share!