When negative thoughts scream “give up”…hope whispers “give it another shot!”
When we’re facing an obstacle, why is it that the negative thoughts in our head scream at us while the voice of hope is so small? Especially when you’re going for a big the thoughts of “I’m not smart enough to…” or “I don’t have enough money to…” or “I’m not pretty enough to…” seem so loud it’s hard to hear anything else.
But, I thank God that even the tiniest voice of hope is enough to keep you climbing those mountains that stand between you and your dreams.
If you find that your “give up” thoughts are lounder than you “give it anothe try” voice – here’s a simple, yet powerful message from Edgar A. Guest that will motivate you to keep moving (and maybe even make those negative thoughts shut up)
“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 every one 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 may succeed with another blow,
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 so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit–
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.”
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What is your voice of hope encouraging you to give another try?