Keep going

by Volker Weber

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
— Confucius

If there is a message to my younger self, it would be this. Sometimes I did not embark on a journey, because it looked too far. Sometimes I gave up, because I lost trust in myself. Sometimes I was too afraid to go.

Get up and go. Take your time. And then do not stop. Never stop. If you fall, rise. And go. After a while, you get closer. Keep going until you are there. And then set a new goal. Just keep going.

Even if it looks impossible, or too far away, or too scary, get up and go. Never stop.


Good words to live by. This is a general truth to be learned when doing endurance sports. Unfortunately this would have been hard to convey to a much younger self.

And it is also applicable to many situations. A friend of mine started to learn Math one year ago and did so every day since then. Sometimes only 5 minutes a day, sometimes 5 hours. But even though Math is such a huge mountain, he can now see progress.

There is something else, unfortunately I don't find the quote, but it goes something like this: "If you are not easily bored you can achieve whatever you set your mind to."

Mariano Kamp, 2016-10-28

True. Absolutely. Thanks Volker.
Greetings from Kirkenes - southbound on Hurtigruten.

Stephan Perthes, 2016-10-28

七転び八起き. Nanakorobi yaoki. Fall seven times and stand up eight. When life knocks you down, stand back up; What matters is not the bad that happened, but what one does after.


Federico Hernandez, 2016-10-28

My motto:

I searched for reasons to avoid doing things. Life changed completely once I started to look for reasons to do things.

Dirk Deimeke, 2016-10-28

"Even if you fall, you're still moving forward."


Mariano Kamp, 2016-10-28

well said. :-)

Philipp Baumann, 2016-10-28

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