Never Give Up!

“Sir Winston Churchill took three years getting through eighth grade because he had trouble learning English. It seems ironic that years later Oxford University asked him to address its commencement exercises.

He arrived with his usual props. A cigar, a cane and a top hat accompanied Churchill wherever he went. As Churchill approached the podium, the crowd rose in appreciative applause. With unmatched dignity, he settled the crowd and stood confident before his admirers. Removing the cigar and carefully placing the top hat on the podium, Churchill gazed at his waiting audience. Authority rang in Churchill’s voice as he shouted, ‘Never give up!’

Several seconds passed before he rose to his toes and repeated: ‘Never give up!’  His words thundered in their ears. There was a deafening silence as Churchill reached for his hat and cigar, steadied himself with his cane and left the platform. His commencement address was finished.”

So there you go… when everyone else throws in the towel because it seems hopeless, you will keep fighting… you will NOT give up… and in the end, this is what will make all the difference.

Happy Wednesday!


1 comment so far

  1. Nick on

    I don’t know what it is dude, but sometimes your posts come at just the right time for me. Last week I almost gave up trying to learn Dutch, thought it was hopeless and way too hard. I’ve since started trying to lear again, it is still ridiculously hard but I told myself that I do not want to be a quitter and be like other non-Dutch people here who refuse to learn the language. So I will keep going and hope that someday ik kan Nederlands praten.

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