The obvious that says, “This is never going to happen. Quit trying. You can’t do this. Others have failed, you will also.”
Simply put, I am too stupid to give up.
We each have read accounts of historical figures or business leaders, who, not known then as visionaries, were told, and in many cases, multiple times, that what they were attempting to do would not, could not, will not, succeed.
Yet they kept trying, kept pursuing, would not let go of their idea, their vision, their calling, their purpose for being born.
Like many, I have goals I would like to accomplish, challenges I would like to overcome, and dreams I would like to see come to pass.
One, which I will not name here, is above all others.
It rarely ever leaves my mind.
I go to sleep with it.
I wake up with it.
No obstacle, nor power, nor person, nor lack of money, nor excess of money, nor distance, nor any promise made, nor any promise broken, outside of an act of God, will keep me from it…
But until then, I have to fail.
And fail over and over and over again.
What two things do successful people, (and that does not necessarily always equate to money), have in common?
They fail and they never give up.
We are never defeated by our opponent or the challenge in front of us.
We are defeated by our own inability to get back up and to keep fighting.
Don’t give up.
Sign back up, sing again, write again, date again, marry again, go after her one more time, apply for that job again, and again, and again.
Whatever it is you have just failed at, get back up and go after it again.
One more failure is one step closer to success.
“A widow of that city came to a city judge frequently to appeal for justice against a man who had harmed her. The judge ignored her for a while, but eventually she got on his nerves. ‘I fear neither God nor man.’, he said to himself, ‘but this woman bothers me. I’m going to see that she gets justice, for she is wearing me out with her constant coming.'” Luke 18:3-5 (TLB)
She was like me, simply too stupid to quit.
Do not quit.