Me & My Muse – Day 447: Grinding Through Eternity – Part 2

Can’t  talk now.  Let’s Just say that I’m locked in a battle of wits. More on this later.

Today’s high is going to be 77 degrees and the silver lining is having the day off.

To those of you who love competitive games, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  Still playing that game?  I hope that you win soon!


EDIT:   The battle was successful, and here are the results.  As a more interesting way of presenting the results, let me ask you a question.

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 came in first on every race, but it was the overall results 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 8 on a Sunday night.


Muse:  So you got it?

Yep.  I got one star on Special Cup on 150cc with Daisy.  It was quite the struggle, but in the end, I overcame it.

Muse:  That game looks pretty fun.  Mario Kart 8, right?

Correct.  And it can be pretty challenging when you play it on 150cc.  That’s the game’s “hard” mode…

Muse:  Good.  Now you can rest well tonight.  In fact, you should be getting ready for bed…

I will.  I just wanted to update everyone on the challenge.

Muse:  Oh, and nice recycled post!

Recycled?  Alright.  You caught me.  This is a slightly different version of a similar post that I made back in February of 2012.

Muse:  Well, good night!

Good night!

Farewell everyone!  See you tomorrow!