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[InstaMotivation@9pm]  Try Try Again by T. H. Palmer


Failing is human nature. Why do we fail? Because we set some target which is above our normal daily accomplishments. Sometimes, we fail due to external factors. And sometimes due to internal factors. Failures are part of every journey. You can remember how many times the USA Astronauts and space dept failed til the first full fledged landing on the moon. YOu know the story of A LIncoln and Edison. You know the story of Gautama Buddha’s failure in every meditation and rituals he did until he got enlightenment. Every process has its own requirements. You need to keep the mango for a particular time to ripen by itself. You need to give a certain gestation period for knowledge and skill to acquire. 

Hence, accept your past failures in totality. Once you start embracing them in totality, you will start seeing new dimensions of life. Here, the poet tries to motivate you to try and try again every time you fail. You can keep this poem dear to self not just until you clear this exam but even in your failure times also in life. Happy Reading!!!


‘Tis a lesson you should heed,

If at first you don’t succeed,

Try, try again;

Then your courage should appear,

For if you will persevere,

You will conquer, never fear

Try, try again;

Once or twice, though you should fail,

If you would at last prevail,

Try, try again;

If we strive, ’tis no disgrace

Though we do not win the race;

What should you do in the case?

Try, try again

If you find your task is hard,

Time will bring you your reward,

Try, try again

All that other folks can do,

Why, with patience, should not you?

Only keep this rule in view:

Try, try again.