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Have you ever heard the saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going?” We could probably all agree that's easier said than done! 

Often when things get tough, people quit. They avoid or run away from the problem instead of working through it, because quitting is easier.

But by quitting one really doesn't escape the problem, they simply just run away from it. The dilemma is still there. Think about it like this…

A husband doesn't feel he can handle the stress of being a husband or father, so he runs away and puts distance between himself and his family. His running away has not changed anything. He is still a father and a husband, and in many cases, he has just made his situation worse.

A wife may run off, leaving families and husbands, however she is still a wife and a mother.

Students quit school because it becomes too tough or they have to work too hard, and therefore they live their lives without training and education. Many times they’ll spend the rest of their lives struggling just to get by.

Friends end a long-term friendship because of an argument or disagreement, because working it out requires more effort. 

It is always easy to walk away from an uncomfortable situation, and rarely is anything solved when this happens. There will always be problems in life, but unsolved problems seem to follow us wherever we go.

Many quit when a mistake is made, but we must get back up, knock the dust off of us, and move on. Troubles and tribulations are part of the school of life. You may be close to passing the test, so don’t quit! 


Don't Quit  Edgar Albert Guest


When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,

When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit - rest if you must, but don't you quit. 


Life is queer with its twists and turns.

As everyone of us sometimes learns.

And many a fellow turns about when he might have won had he stuck it out.

Don't give up though the pace seems slow - you may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than it seems to a faint and faltering man; 


Often the struggler has given up when he might have captured the victor's cup;

And he learned too late when the night came down,

How close he was to the golden crown. 


Success is failure turned inside out - the silver tint of the clouds of doubt,

And when you never can tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar;

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - it's when things seem worst, you must not quit.