Have you ever been given an impossible task? From the beginning, your expectations on the task are positive. You can do this. It doesn’t seem so bad….
But after a while, the challenge rears its ugly head at you. You have failed many times and have not succeeded. With this many failures, it would bring you to the very edge of insanity.
Well, maybe. It really depends on who you are. We all look at achievements differently. Some of us feel indifferent about our performance. Some of us take succeeding quite seriously. Even some of us take succeeding a little too seriously.
For everyone who is on the higher end of the spectrum, it is actually a rather positive thing to never give up. The challenge then, is the kind of attitude that is used to pursue that challenge. Though it may feel like the goal may take an eternity to accomplish, grind right through it. If you are able to grind through eternity, the goal is clearly visible and within sight.
Grinding through eternity can apply to serious goals as well as trivial ones.
Who am I kidding? Grinding through eternity is just a fancy way of saying “never give up”. On Sunday night, there was a goal that I was trying to achieve on my game. It seemed impossible. From the beginning, my expectations on completing the goal were positive.
But after a while, I saw the true challenge. I failed many times and didn’t succeed. I was driven to the very edge of insanity.
In spite of this, I never gave up. Although it felt like it took forever, I grinded through eternity and I won. I may not have won every race, but it was how I finished that got me the victory.
Upon writing this, I have learned a new lesson: don’t over analyze everything, especially when you’re playing Mario Kart Wii on a Sunday night.