While Others

A short poem by William Arthur Ward that contains a ton of wisdom. A great poem to share with a graduate or any young person. Also, a poem that can motivate and encourage us when we feel like giving up.

If we followed the advice that Mr. Ward offers in his poem we would have many more successful people. So often doubt and lack of confidence stop us in our tracks. And many times people are looking for success without wanting to put work into it. Then there are those people who will always start tomorrow, but tomorrow never comes! A lot of people talk a good story and have many wishes but that is it, they never take the action needed. And, in our opinion, the number one reason people do not succeed is that they do not persist, they give up too easily! Let these short verses remind you of what you need to do to find success!



While Others
Poet: William Arthur Ward


Believe while others are doubting.
Plan while others are playing.

Study while others are sleeping.
Decide while others are delaying.

Prepare while others are daydreaming.
Begin while others are procrastinating.

Work while others are wishing.
Save while others are wasting.

Listen while others are talking.
Smile while others are frowning.

Commend while others are criticizing,
Persist while others are quitting.

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