Work with yourself in harmony and you will ultimately reap wonders. Panic and you will reap the whirlwind. Sometimes, in crisis moments, you feel you want to go crazy and do something “stupid”. My advice is do not: For if you keep on past quitting time productively and consciously, most often, the mind will give you a genuine solution to all problems through alertly seized opportunities that come “dressed in work clothes”. This is another reason why patience, understanding and tolerance is where I live without any question, and I practice a steady diet of discipline, thought and control that makes me conscious even when “I do not want to be”.
So, before “the last foul is cried”, and failure is permanent like suicide or stupid destructive behavior that gets permanent nowhere, give it a few more chances like Bell, Edison and Tesla did, persistence spells out success when you refuse to genuinely give up anyway. I know how I sound “like a broken record” on this very matter of reality. I mention Alexander Graham Bell, because he turned one screw on the telephone receiver, and got success for life. It works just that way at times. Simple persistence is superior to the “Rube Goldberg cartoon complex” approach of panic and ridiculously hard work. In fact, I can say honestly that reality comes down to a simple “turn of the screw approach”, not acting out of fear that “misses the whole simple point of success” ultimately. Indeed, I advocate the simple method of Nicola Tesla when it comes to thought experiments before laying down a single item of reality. That approach captures the simplicity and power of success with a calm, forward oriented thought out plan before the success instead of finding out everything that does not work while you are doing it and wasting resources without a good plan at the actual start of action.
The person who genuinely gets ahead not only has a plan of action, they have a full understanding of the inner and outer world of what they are doing, and the genuine science of it. What I mean is success is an inner and outer deal, so is failure, and it gets as simple and realistic as “choose your side” on that. Choose your side is the ultimate affirmation of a reality there is in reality when really understood, thought about, and realistically worked out. For, we make ourselves successes or failures, winners or losers, great or mediocre.
I end this article with a poem called “Don’t Quit” to set the genuine tone for how I want to end this article:
“When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and debts are high,
And you want to Smile but 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 everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won if he’d stuck it out,
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow,
You might succeed with another blow.
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup.
And 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 clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit,
It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.”
That is how it is, reality works either way, choose a side, it is all our virtue or our fault. Thank you for reading.