Sunday, 24 July 2011

Don't You 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;
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 slipped 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

This poem was sent to me by a close friend some time ago and it really meant a lot to me. Reading it again reminds me that it is important to hold on till the very end for something that you want. If you quit, you will always be left wondering what could have happened if you had just tried it one last time. It may not be easy but then again, nothing worth having ever is. 

Old habits die hard...

A habit is defined as an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary and unconscious...

A habit can be either good or bad, depending on the effects it has on you and your life. Does it serve to build you up or is it only just slowly breaking you down? The best habits are those that help you achieve all your goals and help you feel better about yourself. The bad ones are destructive and only leave you feeling worse at the end of the day.

So what happens when we realise that the habits we've grown so accustomed to are no longer good for us? What is it about specific things that make them so difficult for us to let go of? What makes us hold on to them so dearly and fear the thought of their non-existence? 

I think that the most difficult part is coming to terms with the fact that we have to change the way we do things and find something else that is better for us. But this is not something that can happen overnight. It takes alot of time and discipline to change. So we just need to be patient and wait for things to work out the way that they should. And always allow ourselves some time to relapse, but then getting back up again and keep trying.

Everything happens for a Reason

‎"I believe everything happens for a reason! People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right. You believe lies so that you will eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes, good things fall apart so that better things can fall together" - Marilyn Monroe ♥

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Welcome to my very first blog!! 
I'm really excited to get started and can't wait to see where this will all go. I hope that through this I will be able to share my thoughts with others and also get to hear all of your opinions.