“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Is there something that you want very much, but have not achieved in getting? I’ve been there, you’ve been there. The things that are worth fighting for, the things that matter most to you – those are the things you shouldn’t give up on.
Watching the video above, the ball looks to be one that can’t be caught. The player gives up on it. However, the ball girl see this as an opportunity to make a spectacular catch. At the risk of getting hurt or being embarrassed. And she does it anyway. Sure, she could have missed the ball. Sure, she could have crashed into the wall. If she never tries, though, she’ll never know. She could have given up on the ball too. Reason said that this was not a ball that could be caught. Reason said that it should not be chased after. And this would have been just another play in the game. One that really didn’t mean much. But reason doesn’t always win games. Baseball games. Or the game of our life.
When we aim high, sometimes that means taking risks. And it’s in taking risks that we have the greatest opportunity to succeed and reach the next level, whatever that is. Sometimes we’ll fail, especially if we’re aiming high. That’s ok. It’s in failing that we are presented with a real opportunity to learn and grow. And if we really want that something, then we shouldn’t give up. We should try again. Success may be just around the next corner.
What’s holding you back from making that “great catch” in your life? Dare wildly, act courageously, and live the life you desire! Don’t ever give up on yourself!
UPDATE: I have just found out that the video above was staged. Still, the idea behind it, that we shouldn’t give up, is one worth pursuing in all endeavors that hold special meaning to us.