Saturday, October 22, 2011

Go the Distance

I know a man who dropped out of a masters degree program one course short of finishing. He was a teacher and that degree would have brought in an extra several thousand dollars every year for two decades. Ironically, he was a coach and constantly urged his players to go the distance and give the game 110%. He would have never allowed a player to quit just before the goal – he would have rather cut him from the team.

But many of us do the same thing.
We quit just before reaching the goal. We throw in the towel just before the bell rings. We call it quits before we reach that goal we’ve set. Most of the time our stopping short isn’t as clear cut as quitting with only one course to go, but we do too often quit too early.

It just may be that the challenge you are facing right now is just one final step away from everything falling into place. That may not SEEM to be true but, unless you have a crystal ball, you really don’t know. The only way to find out if that NEXT STEP might be the final one is to take it. If it isn’t, you haven’t lost anything. If it is… 

Do whatever it takes . Jump that next hurdle. It very well may be the final one before success.

1 comment:

McCrabby said...

We need more of that -- never give up.. Tenacity and stick-to-it-ness is vital in life. Attitude and enthusiasm win the day..