Don’t Quit!

It is January 13, 2012, and I sit here reflecting on my journey to become a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – crossing in the fall of 2004. Happy Founders Day, Sorors!! OO-OOP!!!


We used to incorporate a poem into our meetings, called Don’t Quit. Check it out:

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
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 its turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When they might have won, had they stuck it out.
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You may 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 came 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 so far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit!

-Author Unknown

I love, love, love, love (you get the point, lol), love this poem. I reflect on this poem whenever I am going through a struggle in my life, or when I have a goal that I want to badly accomplish. I especially lean on it with this fitness journey. Sometimes it seems I will never get the body that I know I can have, and sometimes I think I will never get my nutrition under control, but I will not quit. I will keep pushing toward my goal!

I hope you do the same!

Stay Happy & Healthy 🙂