Thoughts: Try Harder!

Dear Kiddo,

How goes the daily grind? (Before you answer, just remember, “It could be worse” :))

It is said that the darkest hour is just before dawn and it is quietest right before the storm. And then there are days when both sneak up on you when you last adduce yourself idling away on a lazy Sunday afternoon. No one can help you prevent a storm just as you can’t stop the sun from shining, but you can ride it out through both.

Losing everything on days when it can’t get worse, staying patient would help more than you can understand.

You might not triumph with every act, but the only difference between “try” and “triumph” is the small “umph” (pronounced “oomph”). A little more….a little more than what you gave it the last time and you would be where you aim. Every accomplishment of yours, every attainment, every deed would start with the decision to try. It’s only the “oomph” that gets you across. Keep in mind that this “oomph” doesn’t roar, it is not a thunderous, deafening, earth shattering vociferation. It is the quiet voice at the end of your attempt, which resonates in your mind, “Let’s do this again, one more time.”

You might not get what you really want, no one around might be able to help you with it either, you might not even be close to it, but with a little bit of effort you might end up finding what you need, and to be honest, it would be worth a lot more than what you want. People don’t judge you on the number of times you fail (and as a side note, they aren’t happy with the number of times you succeed) its only you in the long haul and you need to blank out the rest. The extra “oomph” you feed into your desire to succeed would be directly proportional and act as fuel to the number of times you fail and continue trying.

Your only rival would be your own potential and your only failure would be to live up to your own possibility, for in order to succeed your desire your success should be much more than your fear of failure.

Sometimes, if all you have is old words, all you can do is put them together and hope they say something new. I’m sure you have heard this before, all I ask of you is that do not forget to try again….to try over and over again. But I obscurely digress.  The point was not to try again….but to try harder the next time. We are to try harder, for only a fool does the exact same thing and expects a different result. The success of life lies not in us being able to be the best, but to give our best and you will be surprised at your own strength when the time comes.

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions – Lao Tzu

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Very nicely done….

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  2. Posted by SSB on October 22, 2012 at 12:23 AM

    🙂 look at ’em grow and talk big. to perseverance and consistency.

    Reply

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