JKLTip Don’t give up, but think of your goals and ask is there any way I should pivot a part of my pursuit?
“Win, or Lose, Win, or Lose, Keep Your Eyes to the Sky, Never Glued To Your Shoes, Win or Lose, Win or Lose”. The most important thing we do is take a step, any step towards our big dreams. Set a goal, hopefully something way too astronomical to achieve, even if it seems like a bad idea, and do it anyways. We will probably fail, in fact we will fail, many times over if we are pushing ourselves to tap our potential. The big goal will bounce back and forth between being clear – less clear – and then clear again, but only if we continue to push forward.
A typical reaction is to look down at our feet, struggle and stumble slowly around, wasting time, overthinking the past. Whoa is me, it was never meant to be. A typical reaction is to criticize ourselves for not being good enough, for being dumb for trying. But it’s the trying, not the results that bring joy if we have chosen the right passion, the right goal. A typical reaction is to start thinking that because the idea was stupid, because it was a failure that we give up and go back to staying safe, to glueing our eyes to our shoes.
These goals will be packed with mistakes, with down days, with struggles that test whether or not we’ll give up. The best way to prevent these feelings from getting in our way, from all we could end up accomplishing, is to appreciate that it is all part of the process. The joy of having figured things out for ourselves can not be underrated, but it’s in that “figuring things out” that we need to keep our eyes to the sky. When we face our next failure, our next mistake, hopefully as soon as possible, then we pivot, big or small, we don’t give up, we pivot, all the while keeping our eyes to the sky.