Imagine that Thomas Edison stopped his attempt at making the electric bulb on the 9,999th time? You probably would be reading this in the dark (funny enough I’m writing it in the dark-Power Holding)
Suppose for a moment that Colonel Sanders stopped at the 999th place he went to present his receipy for Kenturky Fried Chicken, then the world would never have had it’s taste. The over 100 countries where the franchise exists would not have had the opportunity.
Can you also imagine what would have happened if Sylvester Stallone, gave up after being turned down the 999th time. The world would never have gotten to watch “Rocky”.( I can imagine how many dogs will suddenly loose their names)
The halls of fame are littered with the stories of greatness that required perseverance. No matter what you want to give up at, tell yourself -“Why don’t I try one more time?”
The struggles will not last for ever, the night will give way to dawn,
Don’t give up, hold on…help is on the way!
The world forgets the struggles, your audience will not remember the details. They’ll remember the victory, the crown the celebrations. Nobody remembers 5yrs down the line how long it took you to get a job, they rejoice with where you are. No one remembers the nights before the big break, they celebrate the big brake. Just like in a penalty kick, all the spectators have their thoughts and eyes on the goal post, but not the player. The player’s eyes must be fixed on the ball, he must make the decision that determines their joy or shame.
If what you are doing is not worth giving all the effort it requires and a little more, it’s probably not worth it.
Our passion and purpose will get their trials in the fires of perseverance. Nothing good ever came out of fire without staying in it long enough. The only things that die in the fire are the weaknesses you needed to identify.
Give it one more trial!