I came across this Ralph Marston poem I had written down in a journal years ago and felt it was worth re-sharing.
When life is going your way, keep going.
When life is not going your way, keep going.
Don’t let yourself be stopped by the pain of failure.
Don’t let yourself be stopped by the complacency of success.
Stay in motion, and you can choose your direction.
Stay in motion, or you’ll get pushed around by forces outside your control.
It’s not always easy to stay in motion, yet it is always the best choice.
Persist, and nothing can keep you down for long.
Build value on top of your victories and build value on top of your defeats.
Stay in motion, and everything is an opportunity.
Give yourself the advantage of a powerful and prolonged momentum.
Stay in motion, and stay in positive control of the way your life unfolds.