The Mind is the First to Quit


“The mind is the first to quit.”

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If you’re struggling to keep you new year resolutions going, or just finding things difficult, then maybe you might find some solace in the Royal Marines Poem.

DON`T QUIT

When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile but you 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 every one of us sometimes learns
And many a fellow turns about
When he might have won if he’d stuck it out
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow

Often the goal is nearer than it seems
To a faint and faltering man
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victors cup
And he learned too late when the night came down
How close he was to THE GREEN BERET

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
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 worse that

YOU MUST NOT QUIT

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