I will encounter setbacks along the way to my goals. These setbacks may depress me and crush my spirit.
But I will refuse to accept defeat, for these setbacks are only temporary. I will fight back. I will never stop trying, for there's always another way, usually a better way.
I will always remember that many of the world's most renowned leaders throughout history overcame immense obstacles, rebounded from crushing defeat and refused to yield to seeming disaster.
Found in my old scrapbook