Did some reading Wednesday night and I saw this phrase in two totally unrelated articles and one blog post.
Fate? Encouragement? Inspiration? Call it what you will.
Nil Desperandum – Never Despair
It’s pretty simple. Never give up. Don’t despair. This came from the pen of a man who lived over 2000 years ago in an age where social class meant everything. And he had none.
Early this coming Saturday I am running in my first 5k POHSE. . . post open heart surgery era. Yes, for those who don’t know, I had open heart surgery March 11, 2004. The problem was discovered and rectified in less than 72 hours. There was no time for despair. No time to quit. We had just had our second child and were only married 7 1/2 years at that point.
As I approach the finish line Saturday, this thought will be in my head. That and “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe! My legs are killing me!”
This could be the change I’ve been seeking for years. I hope it is.
PS. This is a little off topic from my regular postings about customer service. If your business is suffering in these lean economic times, don’t give up. Don’t despair. Nil desperandum.Tweet