Never admit defeat

January 6th 2022
The best way to make progress is never to put obstacles in your path, never to accept limitations, contrary to most people who spend their time thinking and saying, ‘This work is too hard for me’ or ‘What appalling conditions – I won’t last!’, or ‘I’ll never be able to bear it’ and so on. If you are convinced beforehand that you are incapable, weak and vulnerable, you will inevitably give up. On the contrary, you must tell yourself, ‘I will endure, I will withstand it and I will triumph.’ And it does not matter if you do not quite succeed; you will do better next time. The only thing that matters is never to admit defeat, never to let yourself be broken.