“Never give in
and never give up.”
~ Hubert H. Humphrey ~
Most things you try won’t work the first time. When what you are doing doesn’t appear to be working, don’t think that means it failed. It likely means it won’t be a success in the method you are trying.
Life isn’t fair, so why play by the rules? You make your own breaks, your own rules, under the law!
Instead, life gives us the chance to make our own fate. To strive, to fight against all odds. I was a street kid, so poor that sometimes days or even weeks would go by without food. Drinking muddy water from the street just to survive is an experience I have that few others understand.
An executive had an interesting print hanging in his office. It depicted a large rowboat stranded on a beach. Two oars rested gently in the sand, with the ocean at low tide twenty or thirty feet behind it. The boat looked too heavy to drag, too big to move. It was just stuck there in the sand.
The picture wasn’t a thing of beauty. It wasn’t inspiring. In fact, it was depressing. Here was this boat created for the water, a very nice boat made to dance on top of the ocean waves, stuck in the sand.
But at the bottom of the picture was a small caption that gave meaning to the otherwise unremarkable picture. It read: “The tide always comes back.”