Quietly to ourselves, how tough would it be to see ourselves as victors, champions, doers of good and destroyers of evil, much greater in purpose and accomplishment than we’ve ever been?
How difficult is that?
Agreed, not very difficult at all.
No need to tell anyone …
No need to write at length or yell it out. Just think it out.
Think about solving a big problem nobody wants to solve.
Think about a big cause that needs help.
Think about someone who needs a hand – don’t offer to lend them one, give them one.
Every day contains within it a second chance at everything. Third chances, another change, another opportunity to do good for something or for someone. We all can. It isn’t so much that we should, I’m not moralizing here, but we all could.
Try this. Do some deed, take some action, over-deliver a promise, help out when you couldn’t spare the time. How tough can it be to help someone?
Having gas in our tank, reserve energy, enough drive to stay on task, remain committed to a course of action, no wavering, no giving up. Yes, sure, but do we really live that?
If we are hearing about champion athlete’s road to victory, rags-to-riches motivational tales or some (or many) quotes by Churchill about never giving up, hearing and reading inspiring stories it is so easy to see our own efforts, our own modest successes and our own foibles as ‘lesser than’ those tales of triumph and fortitude.