To me this statement by Roosevelt sounds like a great advise. I think Roosevelt was trying to tell us a couple of things.

first, when it feels like everything’s going wrong, don’t give up. Giving up never made anything right. It’s only when you hang on and keep fighting for what you want then only you’ll get there. That’s the ‘hang on part.

Secondly, ‘the knot’ is also important. Roosevelt is suggesting that you find one thing that you can hold on to . Whether it’s an accomplishment or task you have complete control of. Something that you can grab with both hands and feel like you’ve made progress.

After bisecting the statement into two half and understanding what each part is trying to say I completly agree with the statment that we should not give up at any point of time in life.

The statement is all about not giving up. If all seems lost and you are at the end of the rope, we should hold on and help yourself by adding a knot at the end. Take Franklin D. Roosevelt who was known as FDR had a lot of rough times in his life. He contracted with Polio as an adult, but guided the USA through the Great Depression and World War II. He fought with life in the hard times and never gave up.

I believe that many things in life take efforts. Often we get to the end of the rope and just let go. According to Roosevelt, if everything was easy, nothing would have much value. The harder you have to work for something, the more value you are likely to place on it. This is the reason we remember the things which we do with greater intensity. Many things in life are frustrating. Sometimes we feel like giving up, seems the easiest and the quickest way out. But there are times when hanging on will get you to where you want to be. Be tenacious and hold on for all you’re worth.

What are your thoughts on this statement? Are you willing to keep hanging until what you want to achieve is achieved? Do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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The Keen Writer

The Keen Writer

Monideepa Mrinal Roy has a Master's degree in French language and literature. She is a passionate reader. She is multilingual. She gives expression to her thoughts and views through the print media. She is the founder cum editor at .

2 Responses

  1. Dear Keen Writer,
    Yes, I choose to hold on to your words until I achieve what needs to be done. Thanks as usual for the motivation. The harder something is because it requires our consistent effort or our transformation, the more value we give it as a natural consequence.
    Cheers for making us hold on!

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