Friday, May 28, 2010

Keep On Keeping On

"Keep on keeping on." This is one of Monkey's favorite sayings, and we think that it is a good mantra for those who are chasing their dream. This slightly wonky saying means "keep on doing what you are doing - it'll be okay."

So often we see people give up when they might be on the verge of something great. At first, this might seem sort of unintuitive, but we've seen time and time again that people chasing their dream have to go through was is known in the literary world as "the belly of the whale," or the largest, toughest challenge before they reach their goal. Whether life imitates art or the other way around, it's always the darkest before the dawn, and the most critical point in your journey is going to be the most difficult.

Because it'll always seem like all hope is lost, and that there is no way out, it is easy to give up or give in and take an easier, safer route. However, if you can have faith in yourself and keep on going, the biggest rewards will await you. Every success story has the part where you think to yourself "No way, how are they going to turn it around?" The hero is weaponless, fighting the fiercest dragon ever, but they somehow find a way, and you realize that the victory wouldn't have been so awesome if they has gone in with some magical missile-launcher that would just blow the dragon to smithereens.

Life is the same way. We wouldn't have anything to be proud about if everything we achieved came easily. So even though it may be tough, keep on keeping on and do what you do, and with hard work, your time will come.

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