Getting Back Up

by | Apr 4, 2022 | Poems

High hopes and good intentions
As if those were ever enough
Something more must be necessary
But only God knows what
Hard work, dedication, commitment
Those are all necessary too
But there’s something else
Maybe it’s luck
Or maybe it’s fate or karma
Some special ingredient
That successful people have
And others don’t
Maybe it’s self-belief
But it has to be real self-belief
The kind that is only earned
The hard way
By failing and trying again and again
And having success
Only after struggling mightily
That’s real self-belief
Easy wins won’t get you there
But tough losses might
So long as you get back up afterwards
Maybe that’s the special ingredient
That successful people have
It’s getting back up

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