Thursday, August 9, 2012

I Give To You

“It may well be that our means are fairly limited and our possibilities restricted when it comes to applying pressure on our government. But is this a reason to do nothing? Despair is not an answer. Neither is resignation. Resignation only leads to indifference, which is not merely a sin but a punishment” -Elie Wiesel

 We're often apt to resign ourselves to fate, or fate as we see it. Resigning to our own opinion that, through all the strife and struggle we've experienced, fate's hand is simply all too powerful for us to overcome. If we look closely at this line, and think deeply on our own individual resignations, we may see that our opinion influences this decision. You may ask yourself, what is your opinion, then?

Perhaps our opinions are so intangible that through resigning, we feel some sense of a reality that we've always hoped to feel. Our sadness and despair frees us from the responsibility of having control. Perhaps it's more complex than that. Perhaps we don't fear responsibility, we fear failure. However, failure itself is nothing but another opinion that we've developed to give our lives some kind of a framework to operate within.

Life is short, much like this post. We're consistently caught up in yesterday's failure and tomorrow's shortcomings. As humans, we know no better. However, take a look at something I frequently tell my clients as I train them, push them, and ask them to look deep inside of themselves to move further.

 Perseverance is our foundation. Failure is our fuel. Failure is nothing but a way to create fire inside of our hearts to pursue what we've always dreamed of pursuing.

Perhaps this can evoke more than an opinion in you, my reader. Perhaps this can evoke something deeper.

Comment on my posts! Give me feedback! Live life, friends, and remember to persevere.

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