Wednesday, May 8, 2019
You'll Have to Risk Frustration
It was a sleepless night after the little league team I coach along with the local basketball and hockey teams all suffered losses. One who does not understand sports would think my mental anguish in such a predicament to be senseless.... it may just be, but let me try to explain.
I have always been a person who takes on commitments with the focus of 1,000 lions. I prepare by considering every possible outcome, am always early to appointments, accept extra responsibility, vocalize when things are off track and do my best to give others credit when things go well. I simply do not possess the human characteristic that allows others not to care. At times this is a curse.... the failures are not cured by the relief of victory.
The unfortunate part of trying is that frustration is eminent!!!!
That's why most people stop trying.... It's not worth the miles of anguish required to reach those few beautiful views on the way up the mountain.
I'd guess risking frustration is the very essence of what keeps us evolving. I guess when I get to the point of sitting on the sidelines while others influence, the future would seem debilitating. So as long as I am able, I'm going to be part of the game!
There will be more sleepless nights in the pursuit of finding a way to help others discover and exercise their true potential.
It's hard being critical of others, but we are not always speaking to those who have under-performed from a place of criticism. Some times, seeing people fall short of their potential is simply heart breaking. There are those who are infinitely capable who never find success because no one ever came along to help them find it.
It takes a lot to fill one's heart. It only drips slightly.
What is the true intent of your daily energy?
To conquer impossible?
Or is your drive simply to be left alone?
How long ago did you give up on your dreams?
Dear Friends - we'll have to put our personal comfort aside if we wish to help others and it may take them a while to learn what we have to teach.
Are you willing to keep what you have to teach in your pocket?
Is your fear driven by the all-too-real presumption that those to whom you give your love will abuse it?
Do you think that your time would be better spent with your hands in your pockets, on the sideline, watching others try?
All we can do is dive in and help those we seek to influence get better.
I'm sure you'll miss the game when you decide to stop having an influence on the outcome.
There will come a time when you will be incapable of trying... until then......
Don't Forget to Remember........... !