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If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you But making allowance for their doubt too, If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, do not give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you dream--and not make your dreams your master, If you can think --and not make your thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two imposters just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it all on one turn of pitch and toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much, If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that is in it, And--which is more--you’ll be a Man, my son!
Originally posted by kwakakev
If you can wash away the fear that grips your minds and face the pain that grips your heart you will find that there is no stronger adversary than confronting yourself. While we battle for trinkets and glory it is the trust that we really want, trust in ourself for standing our ground and trust in our family as we stand as one. If you want to show strength then care for those that look up to you and stand against those that look down on you. If you want to show wisdom then listen to those who disagree with you and agree with those who support you. If you want to show perseverance then keep on trying even after all hope is lost, while hope may hold many keys it does not open all the doors. In a world of infinite possibilities it is your self determination that selects which one.