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When struggles and troubles nip at your heel
And lifes circumstances are far from ideal;
Your compass is broken, you cant find your way,
And stress and discouragement seem here to stay;
Then make a commitment to never submit
To the voices of failure that urge you to quit.
Although you may stumble or have to retreat,
Its only a failure if you claim defeat.
When obstacles litter the path to your goal
And getting around them is taking a toll;
The strain of the effort is wearing you out
While confidence falters and gives way to doubt;
It seems opportunitys passing you by
But you can catch up if only you try.
Envision the victory and you can win,
But step number one is to never give in.
Its fear and frustration that you must resist.
You overcome both when you choose to persist.
Success isnt measured by order or place.
Success is achieved when you stay in the race.
Theres no guarantee that youll end up in first,
But those who hold on, from the best to the worst,
Have learned perseverance and how to compete,
And the fruit of their effort will always be sweet.
Terrence L. Freeman © 2000