Below is the poem that I recall was one of the many first lessons that continue to provide motivation to all my endeavors.
I can hope that it can encourage you to do the same.
By: William Edward Hickson
‘Tis a lesson you should heed,
Try, try, try again;
‘If at first you don’t succeed,
Try, try, try again.
Once or twice though you should fail,
If you would at last prevail,
If we strive, ‘tis no disgrace
Though we may not win the race;
What should you do in that case?
If you find your task is hard,
Time will bring you your reward,
All that other folks can do,
With your patience should not you?
Only keep this rule in view:
If we don’t “try again,” we have surely failed. Extremely rare is success found on the first try. We may stumble or fall, but we must continue on.
In closing, I would say this about failure and success: “I would rather be a spectacular failure than to be a boring success.” In this I’m saying that I would try again while learning from past mistakes. Success is never earned “over-night.” Rather, it’s achieved by a series of failures.