Never, Never Give Up

If you don’t give up you will succeed.  It’s The Law.

We’ve come far in life, through the trial and error of our own seeking and with the help of friends, family, angels, saints and ancestors helping us traverse distances we could not have spanned on our own.  Now, more and more we see the lightsurrounding us and know it’s real.  We know there is a force inside of us we can count on, especially in hard times when money is tight and jobs aren’t secure.  We can live like Robert Frost, who said, “I always entertain great hopes” and never give up.

It still remains the case that those who don’t give up succeed at life, whether it’s winning a game, building a business, overcoming an illness or attaining enlightenment.  The world will always present problems and adversity that challenge us but we can meet these difficulties with our most powerful asset:  Attitude.  The correct attitude makes us larger than circumstances.  Listen to what Winston Churchill said:

“The pessimist sees the problems in every opportunity. Whereas the optimist sees the opportunity in every problem.  Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”

The Dalai Lama said the very same thing:

“No matter what is going on, never give up. Work for peace, in your heart and in the world. And I say again, never give up.”

Great hopes and firm resolve doesn’t mean you have to put your nose to the grindstone.  “What we demonstrate today, tomorrow, and the next day,” stated Ernest Holmes, “is not as important as the tendency which our thought is taking . . . the dominant attitude of our mind. If everyday things are a little better, a little more harmonious, a little more health giving and joyous; if each day we are expressing more life, we are going in the right direction.”

If you don’t give up you will succeed.  It’s The Law.

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One Response to Never, Never Give Up

  1. Nadya Dandurand says:

    Thank you, Don. This came at exactly the right moment (now). I was feeling discouraged and now I feel uplifted. My mother also often said, “Don’t despair too soon.” I feel embraced by so many wise and loving thoughts.