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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Don't Quit

Leaving a job is never easy. I'm still in the midst of rushing to complete my last few projects before my last day on May 12. Tons of handover work to do, and lots more administration work to fulfil. It's really a hassle. Especially when you know you are on your way out, all these "duties" suddenly seemed so insignificant.

But I've always prided myself for doing a professional handover - and that's not gonna change. May 12 is a mere 2 weeks away. I will survive! :)

By the way, when I was clearing my personal mails today, I chanced upon this poem that someone sent to me some time ago when I was in depression and feeling there was no way out. It gave me hope and made me believe in myself again.

So my friends -if you ever feel that nothing was going right, and all you wanna do is give up, let this be the anthem of your life. It lifted me up and I hope it will do the same for you.

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 every one 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 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 that you mustn't quit

- Allen James


Mickell said...

Amen. Winners are not those who never fail. They are those who never quit :)

absolutjoiz said...

struggling against difficulties is like swimming against strong currents while diving. your blog entry came just in time...thanks.

busybee said...

All the best to you.


luvphobia said...

Why you quit on my birthdaaaayyyyyy~???!?!??!

A new lease of life with a fresh hope. Enjoy your new job!

Anonymous said...

Appreciate u for sharing an inspirational poem. :)

Sumgai said...

Between laughing and crying, choose laughing every time.

Merv Kwok said...

you go woman! i did a crap job in handing over my work for my last company n i still feel a tad bit bad hehe.

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See you.

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Prince Romp said...

Good luck and all the best for the new job. Are you entering politic too?

Wonder how if you were really Bill Gates daughter...

Thank you for your belated b'day wishes...I almost 'xiao qi'...u noe.

Sassy Lady said...

Have to say that the poem does lift my spirits up although I'm not feelin' down rite now...

I think I will 'copy' that poem and save it for later use...in the state of emergency...'touch wood'

Anyways, good luck on your handovr, make sure you dont miss a thing, or else they're gonna call u back later on...hee

Happy Progress Package Day!

E said...

tat's a v motivating poem, i tink i'll print tat out and paste at my cube! :D
btw, where do u get those sketches from? I really love them. especially tat cute white dude tat kinda looks like a teru-teru-bozu. :)

Elvina aka LaoNiang said...

Got it from deviantart.com!

e said...

thanks! i haf tat site in my bookmark but was logged into someone's forum instead in the site, so never get to realise the "home page" got more. :P anywayz, me klutz. anyway, u keep up the good blog! reading ur stuff keeps me going :)

Coffee fairy said...

I understand what you're going through, the last few weeks at work is always never easy. What I do is I treat it as delayed gratification. Best wishes on your new job! =)

P.S. Thanks for posting that poem, I've always loved it. =)