Darkest Hour

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal:

it is the courage to continue that counts.”

– Winston Churchill

Today, me and hubby had a rare day together with no children. We went to watch Darkest Hour at the cinema. At the very end of the film the above quote is displayed.

Winston Churchill is known for having depression, the black dog, as he famously called it. I can’t imagine how he managed the stress of life as prime minister during WWII, while living with depression.

It speaks volumes for his courage, his determination, his passion for politics, and his desire to lead our country as best he could during the most difficult of times.

How easy it would have been to decline the offer of becoming prime minister, how easy to step down when it seemed everyone was opposed to him personally and professionally, or when the prospect of defeat seemed greater than that of victory.

How easy to say ‘I just can’t do this’.

“It is the courage to continue that counts.”


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