Today’s strong words:
“If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it. – Brendan Francis”
Quotes like these are not new. Not only do well known people endorse this sort of philosophy, but also everyday folk. Variations on this theme include the idea that you will get what you want if you DO something to get it. “If you want something, take it” type mentality That you have to have commitment, drive, motivation…etc.
Basically, it’s a variety of motivational sayings and concepts that are all pretty inter-related, a rider to this sort of stuff is the idea that “it is better to try and fail than not try at all”
So I’ve got a few questions.
Do you believe it? if so, How often has this sort of wisdom shown itself in your life? How often hasn’t it? Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you really greatly desired something, and you tried very hard to get it, but for whatever reasons, failed to get it, and inso doing, found yourself worse off than you started?
Personally, I have had plenty of successes when I’ve applied myself, and I’ve also had failures. I imagine everyone is the same. Some times failure is really hard to manage, and other times, it is easier to rebound from. LIkewise, sometimes success is taken for granted, and other times it is gratifying beyond measure.
Since I started weight-training ~7 months ago, I have really appreciated the directness of it. You put in hard work, you eat right, you sleep, you get results. The work put in and the results from it are easy to measure
Of all of it though, I don’t think I could advise someone that ‘all you’ve got to do is want it badly enough, and do everything in your power to get it’. Because, more often than not. There doesn’t seem to be too much rhyme or reason to it, and it seems like somewhat of a craps shoot.
Basically, I don’t have much, but I am curious how others interpret this sort of stuff in their lives.