Deze ijzersterke comic gaat vandaag zorgen voor de broodnodige motivatie

Op deze frisse maandagochtend op deze oktoberdag is de motivatie ver te zoeken, vooral als je nog een berg aan werk te verzetten hebt of dit jaar nog vele kilo’s moet verliezen is het niet makkelijk om wederom weer gemotiveerd aan de slag te gaan. Gelukkig heb ik de motivatie gevonden in deze slim gevonden strip.

Deze comic is geïnspireerd op de wijze woorden van dichter Edgar Albert Guest. Zijn volledige tekst tref je onderaan de comic terug.



Somebody said that it couldn’t be done
      But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
      Who wouldn’t say so till he’d tried.
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
      On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
      That couldn’t be done, and he did it!
Somebody scoffed: “Oh, you’ll never do that;
      At least no one ever has done it;”
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat
      And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
      Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
      That couldn’t be done, and he did it.
There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
      There are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one,
      The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
      Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing

      That “cannot be done,” and you’ll do it.

Edgar Albert Guest.