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.

Comments

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 13:22

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

Stephan Perthes, 2016-10-28 13:43

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.

(wikipedia)

Federico Hernandez, 2016-10-28 14:08

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 14:54

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

Hihi.

Mariano Kamp, 2016-10-28 15:33

well said. :-)

Philipp Baumann, 2016-10-28 16:48

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