Og, a funny name, but a true Wordsmith…

I was not delivered unto this world in defeat,

nor does failure course in my veins.

I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd.

I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep.

I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.

I will persist until I succeed.

I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools.

I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure.

I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.

I will persist until I succeed.

I will try, and try, and try again.

Each obstacle I will consider as a mere detour to my goal and a challenge to my profession.

I will persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, by learning to ride out the wrath of each storm.

I will persist until I succeed.

Nor will I allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure.

I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad, and greet the new sun with confidence that this will be the best day of my life.

So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist.

For now I know one of the greatest principles of success;

if I persist long enough I will win.

I will persist. I will win.

Og Mandino

Og is a favorite!  I needed these words, thought you might enjoy them as well.

WCNinja

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