Thomas Edison once said “Many of life’s failures are experiences by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
You are close to success – Keep On Going.
Winston Churchill once said “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” This quote has been taken to another level in a recent country song by Rodney Atkins: If you’re going through Hell, keep on going; don’t slow down. If you’re scared, don’t show it. You might get out before the devil even knows you’re there.
When you’re going through the toughest of times – Keep On Going.
Ed Gagnon once said “Today is harder to get through if we forget that we got through yesterday.”
Even if you can’t envision how this day could possibly end well – Keep On Going.
Too often we’re stumped by that failure, and the frustration causes us to stop. But there’s a lot to be said for viewing our mistakes or failures simply as stepping stones to what will eventually be success.
Too often we’re dealing with rough times, and doing nothing seems like the only thing to do. But there’s a lot to be said for making a decision and moving on – continuing to move towards some ultimate goal. That long-term view can often pull you out of the mire of these short-term concerns.
Too often we’re so immersed in today’s challenges that we can’t see the promise of tomorrow. But there’s a lot to be said for realizing that this too shall pass, because rough days in the past have ended, too.
The tip for today is Don’t let things stop you. Don’t let that angry customer or that broken technology or that frustrating colleague or that restrictive policy or the difficulties of that new world that we’re living in cause you to stop.
Continuous improvement requires movement and progress. Getting better requires we Keep On Going.