November 2018 HTSAAIL of the Month - Winston Churchill

Our HTSAAIL of the month for November 2018 is Winston Churchill.

 We can write entire books about the accomplishments and witty remarks that Sir Winston Churchill has performed throughout his career but today we will focus on the closing remarks of a speech that he gave to his alma mater on October 29, 1941; a year after Dunkirk occurred.

 But for everyone, surely, what we have gone through in this period--I am addressing myself to the School--surely from this period of ten months, this is the lesson:

Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy…..

….Do not let us speak of darker days: let us speak rather of sterner days. These are not dark days; these are great days--the greatest days our country has ever lived; and we must all thank God that we have been allowed, each of us according to our stations, to play a part in making these days memorable…”

His closing remarks absolutely align with our FAIL and TRY AGAIN motto.

Absolutely never give up in anything that you do, no matter how big or small.

Do not focus on the failure of something, rather look to the opportunities that lie ahead of you after failing and learning from your mistakes. Take every day as a new way to approach an issue or problem. Be persistent, and look right into the eyes of the task. Know that with every mistake and failure, success and victory is one step closer.


Sources: UWaterloo