You’re out there on the battle lines. This is the moment that you have been waiting your whole life for. You feel the exhilaration of the moment, the people and energy around you. Then, just as you start to do what you have set in your mind to do, BAM, you are hit from the back and down to the ground you go.
The scenario described above is one that every single one of us faces in life. At some point, everything that we have been working for seems to crumble right in front of our eyes. The immature person will find every reason and rationalization for why they didn’t succeed. After all, what are they supposed to do about something or somebody they couldn’t see coming? They never grasp that this is one of the best parts of the entire game.
Stumbles are going to happen. People will let you down, intentionally or not. There will always be times of rain and storms. But, that is what makes the game fun.
If you have some big idea or goal, you have to realize that there will be challenges. You have to factor that in to how long it will take to succeed. It will also affect the cost, both financially and in time. But, if the goal is your passion, then you are willing to sacrifice. You are willing to take that chance. You know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you were destined to do this. You were meant to be on this particular battlefield. It’s up to you.
When you meet the 10 foot tall giant, take a good long look, then laugh in his face and hit him in the mouth. Know in advance that he may well, in fact probably will, hit you back. But, you are in the game. This is what you wanted.
Enjoying the upside is easy, but the mature person, the “Pro” accepts and comes to at least respect if not love the downside of the battle. After all, if it was easy, it wouldn’t be worth your time. I mean, how fun is it really to play a game that you know you are always going to win. That’s not life. That’s not living a life of impact.