Good thing we didn’t give up!

Title is borrowed from a blog post entitled Disappointment and Then. It has me thinking. How many times in my life have I almost talked myself out of progress?

Teaching is the example that stands out the most. I wanted to be a teacher ever since I lined up dolls for lessons as a child, but life just kept throwing one obstacle after another and somehow the dream slipped my grasped. Until it didn’t. Mid forties, watching a business fail, my then boyfriend asked: “What have you always wanted to do, but haven’t?”

Didn’t take any digging to respond: “Teach! But it’s too late and my qualifications are no longer relevant, I’m sure.”

“Before you reject yourself,” Ric counselled, “apply.”

So I did, and a career was born.

Good thing I didn’t give up!

Do you have a story about not giving up? Do tell!

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

9 thoughts on “Good thing we didn’t give up!

  1. Sometimes, I think that I didn’t tried hard enough in those days of my life when I could take chances.
    That’s not the case anymore now as it is all about going with the flow and paddling as best I as can.

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  2. VJ, these words are so very powerful I wanted to highlight them:

    “Before you reject yourself,” Ric counselled, “apply.”

    That is the theme of your post, but Ric’s counsel is dead on accurate. There is an old line in basketball that goes “you miss 100% of the shots you never take.” We need to take more shots. Keith

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