“Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.”
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poetry, prose, and quotes often have different meanings or interpretations based on the reader’s life experiences. Below, I have offered my initial inference of what the words above mean to me. Please feel free to leave yours in the comments section so that other readers might realize a more diverse interpretation. (The context in which the words may have been originally presented, and by whom, are not the primary issues, just what the words might mean to us, or for us, individually, in the now.)
My interpretation of this quote:
No matter how many obstacles we encounter, we should never abandon our efforts to achieve our goals. Re-configure if we must, but never stop pursuing. Success is always achievable …if we preserve.
Tomorrow is promised to no one!