If you don’t succeed …

Try to win

When I was in primary school, I remember being forced to recite this poem. I understood what it meant, but after coming across it today; I realised there is a deeper meaning. As we become older, we become risk averse and once something doesn’t work out, we’re quick to drop it. I’ve had loads of ideas that I never truly pursued, only because I came across a hurdle. I am learning now to persevere, and not beat myself down when I fail. I always remember: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again

Modern version

Try Again – William Hickson

It’s a lesson you should heed,

Try, try again.

If at first you don’t succeed,

Try, try again.

Then your courage should appear,

For if you will persevere,

You will conquer, never fear,

Try, try again.

Once or twice, though you should fail,

Try, try again.

If you would at last prevail,

Try, try again.

If we strive, ’tis no disgrace,

Though we do not win the race;

What should you do in that case?

Try, try again.

If you find your task is hard,

Try, try again.

Time will bring you your reward,

Try, try again.

All that other folk can do,

Why, with patience, should not you?

Only keep this rule in view,

Try, try again.

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