Hey, I’m Jake of Body by Jake and here is your motivational tip of the day. You know, I was given a poem when I was cut from my eighth grade basketball team and it was called “Don’t Quit” and this is how this poem goes…and I want you to close your eyes when I recite this poem because it really has become a Bible verse for me, and I hope it becomes the same thing to you:
Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worse that you must not 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 turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out,
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint to 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!
Don’t quit on you!
Recite that every day and you will have an awesome day and an awesome life. Don’t quit.