I saw this meme on facebook sent me searching for where the quote came from originally, at least according to Mr. Google.  I saw it posted from Ferrignot FIT. Here is what I found:

“- If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means “first Attempt In Learning”
– End is not the end, if fact E.N.D. means “Effort Never Dies”
– If you get No as an answer, remember N.O. means “Next Opportunity”.
So Let’s be positive. “Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam of feel LIFE”

A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

Goodreads shared information about Abdul Kalam https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/986042.A_P_J_Abdul_Kalam

My counselor tried to lessen my do-or-die attitude.  I tilted my head and replied, “Without that attitude, I would have died.”  I spent years repairing computers and I approached every problem with the belief that I could either fix it or throw it away.  I worked at fixing things and succeeded again and again, however, I didn’t tell anyone how many times I failed.  I approached problems with the idea to go over it, around it, through it, or recreate it.  I was raised on Star Trek,  Captain Kirk rewrote the program so he had an option.  Dr. Banks told another story that amuses me….probably be classified as dark humor.  I am not using quotes on his story because it is a paraphrase and not word for word.

A truck driver was interviewed for a job driving trucks cross country.  Some of the terrain he would travel was mountainous.  During the interview he was given a hypothetical situation to resolve.  If you came around a corner of a mountain pass and there is the mountain wall on one side and a cliff on the other, and a driver attempting to pass is in your lane, what would you do?  The truck driver promptly replied, “Wake up Bubba?”  Puzzled the interviewer asked who Bubba was.  He driver explained, “You said it was a hypothetical situation, well Bubba is my hypothetical partner.  I’d wake him up because he ain’t never seen a wreck like this one.”

If you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

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