Success

Both a seeker
and a scarred sage
I am approaching
that certain age
when you
learn that
each decision
matters,
Fear is both
a bully and
a coward
stand up to it
more than
once and it
shatters

Mine heart
has felt
the glory
of the dawning
of this dream
to be found
a few steps
beyond the
searing pain
of defeat

Each time
you fall
you must rise
again
to your feet
because with
persistence
you will win
and this
success is
so sweet.

~Eric Vance Walton~

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a
duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise,
fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life
is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it. Life is life, fight
for it!

— Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian Missionary