Falling down, again, failing to recognize important ’tings.
Not always. Clichés about failing more, as best way to succeed more, a be-attitude, a do-attitude, perhaps a universal law. Giving up, on what we don’t care about? Easy.
Giving up on something or someone we believe in? Difficult.
‘What constitutes a win?’ gets many times-over revised, when we reflect upon our biggest best ‘wins’.
Restart. Do-over. How many times do we try? How hard do we fight to get something right before we resign ourselves to disappointment, or give up altogether?
Edison, Lincoln, Saunders – countless more – proved not giving up is life-altering.
Giving up, especially when so very close to our goals, to grabbing those brass rings often requires something else made of brass …
Giving up on goals, ideas and dreams … nobody wants that.
But we do.
All the time.
If giving up is for better goals, better ideas, better dreams – easy to justify.
But giving up when something becomes difficult – that’s no excuse worth celebration.
What about beyond goals/ideas/dreams?
What about people?
Do we give up on them?
Of course we do.
They move-away from our centre, from our attention, disagree with us, simply become disagreeable – don’t say what we want, don’t feel how we wish they would, don’t align with our thinking – we move along, using convenient language – got ‘busy’, otherwise focused, can’t communicate, don’t understand or feel shut out.
We give up sometimes. Healthy wise strategy.
Tough-love doesn’t fit everyone or every situation.
Sometimes rebuffs, distancing, ‘saving ourselves’ strategies are helpful.
As often, not. Keep on trying.
Keep on failing.
Never ever giving up …
column written/ published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 6C/43F, birds chirping, coaching morning over the horizon; Gusta rolling along robustly while my knee still has me limping and looking forward to a hot soak sometime today!