Tuesday, October 29, 2013

There Is No Try

Tom Hopkins once said, ~I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed: and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I fail and keep trying.~ Without a doubt, success is not without its hardships as one can most definitely find himself/herself go through more lows than highs. For its a tough and at times frustrating situation indeed strive for whatever it may be and end up tasting, in a manner of speaking, utter defeat. However, if the fortitude, drive, and determination to not give up so easily when facing difficulties combined with a positive rather than a negative outlook then my friend you'll be making more strides up the quintessential ladder of success.

Let me ask you this question to those who have in all intensive purposes tasted the agony of defeat countless times, did you get right back up and dust yourself off in order to make another attempt at it with unwavering resolve? I think its safe to say we all have at some point in time and whether it involves applying for a job, competing in any kind of recreational/professional sporting event, dating, etc. it will affect you depending on it's importance/significance. True, failing to accomplish whatever it may be can leave a lasting impression emotionally, personally, spiritually, and spiritually as well. Yet, its how one resolves themselves to not let unfortunate setbacks dictate the outcome their striving for, which shows the true measure of man/woman/child.

If you think about it, there are those people who share are unfortunately defined by their failures and even though they've been able to take strides in achieving some modicum of success it's tremendously overshadowed by the metaphorical dark cloud of failure. It's a sad and certainly disappointing state of affairs when you either know or hear about people/you who are waiting to fail so they can humorously revel in that particular fact oftentimes right to his/her/your face. Thinking about it further, even those closest to you may very well be on the proverbial band wagon because they too know your unsuccessful track record despite the words of encouragement/pats on the back given to lift you up.

For question can be asked to you, what is something that has been so close to attaining but you haven't been able to achieve/accomplish the goal itself? As said before, its a tough and at times frustrating situation indeed to strive for whatever it may be and end up failing. Essentially, the miracle that is having a baby together is an absolute cherished and memorable moment to share; but it can become a seemingly daunting challenge to undertake as a number of couples struggled or are struggling to conceive whereby causing strife, doubt, grief, relationship problems, etc. Granted, the process is totally worthwhile and the hopes of a tiny mini-me is created being joy not only to the proud parents, but to everyone in the couple's inner circle.

Comedian/Actor/Author Christopher Titus said, ~I don't fail. I succeed at finding what doesn't work.~ In retrospect, you have to at least have a sense of humor when going through the unlucky streak of not being able to any personal and/or professional victories. Hey, life can beat you down to the point where you don't want to get up again because of encountering defeat after defeat after defeat. Of course, you have the option of staying down and just giving up altogether or pulling yourself up to produce a hard earned victory of success whereby it starts to steam roll in your/our favor. Ultimately, saying you're/we're going to try isn't enough because each one of us is better than that. In the end, I leave you with the immortal words of 900 year old Jedi Master Yoda - ~Try not. Do. Do Not. There is no try.~

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