Rest if you must ~ but don't you quit

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty
https://activerain.com/droplet/7pj

Many times in a lifetime people think about quitting ~ They don't want to continue what they are doing for various reasons ~ It's too hard ~ They don't want to fail ~ They have failed ~ Things go wrong ~ The battle is never-ending ~ Quitting seems to be the best alternative ~


 DON'T QUIT

When Things Go Wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
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 failure 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 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 seem worst that you mustn't quit.


YES, THAT IS ME AND SAMUEL L JACKSON IN KAPALUA, HAWAII. I WANTED A PICTURE WITH HIM AN HIS AUTOGRAPH. HE WAS PLAYING GOLF ON THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE THE MERCEDES IN JANUARY OF 2006. I FOLLOWED ALL THE CELEBRITIES AROUND THAT DAY GETTING AUTOGRAPHS AND PICTURES, BUT HE WAS MY BIGGEST CHALLENGE, BUT I DIDN'T QUIT ~


KAREN AND SAMUEL

SAMUEL PUT HIS HEAD DOWN WHEN HE FOUND OUT I HAD A HUSBAND TAKING THE PICTURE OF US ~ RIGHT BEFORE THAT HE WAS JOKING AROUND ~ WISH FRANK HAD TAKEN THAT PICTURE TOO ~



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Wayne Martin
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The successful person never quits. The man who fails gives up too early and settles too cheaply!

Feb 27, 2011 02:08 AM #1
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Bill & Cyndi Daves
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Karen

Great post and poem.  I love it.  And congrats on getting the picture and autograph you wanted.  Persistence pays off!!!

Feb 27, 2011 02:11 AM #2
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Karen Baker
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Hi Wayne ~ You are so right!!

Bill & Cyndi ~ Thanks, persistence did pay off ~

Feb 27, 2011 02:15 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Karen -- thanks for the encouraging words on a Sunday.  Never give up!

Feb 27, 2011 05:25 AM #4
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Kim McMahon
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Karen~ Love that poem. I'm going to bookmark for those 'dark' days as a reminder.  How cool getting Samuel L's picture.  Did he appreciate the greatness he was in the presence of?

Feb 27, 2011 05:44 AM #5
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Michael ~ Never give up ~

Kim ~ I think Samuel was flustered when I told him my husband was going to take a picture of us ~

Feb 27, 2011 05:49 AM #6
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Karen - fun shot!  You celebrity hound!  Hey I just did a class and talked about this not to long ago.  I see agents get to almost 80 to 90% there and give up.  What?  Getting them to understand that the last 10% is the frosting is interesting.  Almost there and then give up.....I don't get that on tiny bit.

Feb 27, 2011 08:28 AM #7
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Karen Baker
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Hi Anna ~ I am a true celebrity hound ~ Quitting is not in my nature ~ Too bad the agents gave up so easily ~

Feb 27, 2011 08:34 AM #8
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker
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I don't know any other celebrity hounds!  How on earth did you get started on that! 

Feb 27, 2011 08:40 AM #9
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Karen Baker
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Anna ~ I swear I'm not a paparazzi ~ But if I see a celebrity I have no problem walking right up to them and starting a conversation ~ hey, we are all the same as far as I'm concerned ~ some people just have different jobs in life ~

Feb 27, 2011 08:56 AM #10
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SLJ is one of my favorite male actors of the current day and age. He and Morgan Freeman.

Feb 27, 2011 12:55 PM #11
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Russell ~ I admire SLJ and Morgan Freeman too!!

Feb 27, 2011 01:13 PM #12
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Great motivational words for a Monday morning! So was Samuel nice? Good for you for getting the pic!

Feb 28, 2011 02:28 AM #13
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Barb ~ He was very nice to meet. It was actually the second time meeting him. Ths first time was in the House of Blues at a concert for Cheap Trick ~

Feb 28, 2011 02:31 PM #14
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How cool is that...well worth your efforts to make it happen!  Your determination paid off!

Mar 01, 2011 02:33 AM #15
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Sharon ~ Yes my determination always seems to get the best of me ~ I've been told I am a tenacious person ~

Mar 01, 2011 02:47 AM #16
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