I Will Persist Until I Succeed

i will persist until i succeed

The poem—by the same name as the title—by Og Mandino has become my DNA. It seems he wrote it for me only. But in fact, he wrote it to inspire all of us.

I will persist until I succeed.

I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.

I will persist until I succeed.

In life, there are multiple challenges at a different point in time but the key is to be persistent. I can share this from my own experience. After my 4-year-long sabbatical, I wanted to search for a full-time job. It was difficult but I was applying for some job every day; related to my creative field.

I have applied for 350 jobs in 1.5 years; but all in vain.

It’s really difficult to keep the hope alive every day and keep applying but if I don’t do that, I might an opportunity.

I still don’t have a full-time job but I have hope and some freelance work to keep me alive. I have learned this valuable lesson of keep trying and trying, till you succeed.

If you’re facing challenges in life at this time, please don’t give up. Keep trying, the persistence will bear its reward at some point in time. There’s always hope, always light at the end of the tunnel, always a solution to the most complex problems in life.

Be persistent, keep trying. That’s all we can do from our side. Then, let the universe work it out for you.

I will persist until I succeed.

I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.

I will persist until I succeed.

We can only succeed if we’re are trying. The moment we stop trying, stop the action, we’re dead.

In case you’re inspired, read the full poem here.

Thank you very much!

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