Never give up


Never give up.

You are never completely beaten unless you are dead.

Never ever hang your head down in defeat.

You’re still standing, you survived!

 

Only you can break yourself, with your mind.

You can choose not to be your worst nightmare or worst fear.

Just like to a bully, stand up for yourself, and learn the tricks of the trade.

Gain the right tools you need for success.

 

Failure is not an option.

You fall but will always have the strength to stand up.

You are not built to stay lying down, to be on your back or knees.

You are built to stay upright, confident, passionate & fit for purpose.

Continue to aspire, continue to dream.

You have a creative personality; don’t be bound to any one form.

 

Flow like the sea, expand, burst your banks, and break the flood barriers.

Nothing or no-one can hold you back.

Do not let another person’s opinion or attitude influence you.

Have your own judgment, you know right from wrong.

 

You know what you have to do.

Worry about the best way to do it.

Don’t loose track of your ultimate goal.

You will be derailed from time to time.

Don’t let that destroy your dreams.




Information of the poem Nexuscjt
  • Author: CJ Tones (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 30th, 2010 02:12
  • Comment from author about the poem: Words of wisdom to my unborn son. Or to myself in case I forget or doubt myself.
  • Category: Love
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  • Cheeky Missy.

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    Dolphine29
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    Dolphine29 said:
    December 30th, 2010 17:04

    Hi,
    I like your poem in many ways; but please do not take so literal the phrase: "Failure is not an option", living like that makes you too afraid to live, too threatened to have a mistake. If you want your child to feel free of that fear, please let that child make mistakes as well.
    This is just an opinion, because I wish my parents had given me that opportunity instead of making me feel so anxious and guilty with my own mistakes.
    Best
    Happy New Year 2011
    Dolphine

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      Nexuscjt
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      Nexuscjt said:
      December 31st, 2010 02:59

      Hi. Thanks Dolphine, comment appreciated once again.
      We all fail at times, its life. We must make mistakes to grow and learn. The phrase "Failure is not an option" continues,
      "You fall but will always have the strength to stand up" (in other words you fail but will always have the strength to stand up) just means don't give up! Don't see yourself failing, see yourself prevailing. I agree that parents/adults should not finish a statement or advice to a child with only "failure is not an option". But at the same time, it can help them set better goals. I believe it can make you more competitive, but they should express to the child that winning isn't everything, neither should they dwell on failure. I hope that makes sense and helps.

      Happy New Year, I hope you win at whatever you set your mind to in the new year.
      Chris

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    Dolphine29
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    Dolphine29 said:
    December 30th, 2010 18:47

    Hi,
    I like your poem in many ways; but please do not take so literal the phrase: "Failure is not an option", living like that makes you too afraid to live, too threatened to have a mistake. If you want your child to feel free of that fear, please let that child make mistakes as well.
    This is just an opinion, because I wish my parents had given me that opportunity instead of making me feel so anxious and guilty with my own mistakes.
    Best
    Happy New Year 2011
    Dolphine

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    Cheeky Missy
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    Cheeky Missy said:
    December 30th, 2010 21:59

    On the other hand, "failure is NOT an option"...could we think of it positively in the sense of the poem's theme...that you never give up, but keep at it until the end?! Where will you find the strength to ALWAYS stand up? If like the Bible says of God's servants, that He makes them to stand, then you ever will, by Him alone, seems to me.

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      Nexuscjt
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      Nexuscjt said:
      December 31st, 2010 03:02

      Amen! You hit the nail on the head Missy!!! With God by your side you can and will always get back up!

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    gerrylegister
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    gerrylegister said:
    January 4th, 2011 09:15

    Failure is only in the mind, be strong and keep pressing on, success often comes through danger. I like the sentiments in your poem, never give up for God is with you.



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