Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Pushing into the Night

Steve Guttenberg
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Have you ever really struggled?  Have you ever just met a challenge that seemed impossible?  Have you ever tried and failed and tried and failed and then failed utterly?  Have you ever tried to complete an all day Steve Guttenberg movie marathon beginning and ending with Cocoon II:  The Return?  Have you ever just wanted to give up?  Or throw up (paraphrase of previous question?)

I'll admit I've been struggling a bit.  Had a few more down days than up of late.  Life can "feel" a bit dark and heavy at times.  Similar to being sat on by a morbidly obese gorilla without the body lice.

What to do?

A)  Give up, put on the fancy pants, and wait for the backhoe to extract your two thousand pound corpse from the living room couch.

B) Write blog posts about what you should do, think about what you should do,  do google searches for what to do, and spend your time on anything else that doesn't actually involve 'do'ing.

C) Keep fighting.

It doesn't matter how many times you've failed.  It doesn't matter how many times you've quit.  The past doesn't matter.  The critics don't matter.  Your own lies and doubts and memories don't matter.  That time you bombed out of the geography bee in 4th grade really doesn't matter.  All that matters is the next try.  The next attempt.  What are you going to do right now?  Not five minutes from now, not in the sixth hour of some potential run, not in next month's deposition to the grand jury.  What are you going to do  NOW?

Allow me to posit an answer for you and for me.

Lace 'em up.

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