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You Always Have Something Else To Give ~ Never Give ‘Up’!

The tape in any race or challenge marks the finish line or the goal that every competitor is striving to reach, and it can be broken in a single race by different runners with different times (Overall female, male, age group winners, etc.), but, until the tape is broken, the race goes on.

For each of us, 2012 brings with it a whole series of new challenges, each with its own finish line, or “tape” that will remain always before us, unbroken, until we hunt it down and snap it.  Regardless of your goals, know that you can achieve them and put any thought of failure or inability out of your mind.  Granted, you should never be so naive as to believe that you won’t encounter setbacks along the way.  What you can say with certainty, though, is that success, at any given moment, and in any given endeavor, will always be one quality decision away.  You decide your outcome by deciding how you will respond to adversity.  You decide.  Not your circumstances.  Not your friends.  Not your family.  Certainly not your critics.  You alone hold the keys to your success by deciding that you will never give up.  If you look back and find that you have given up in the past, in ways large or small, you need only start again today, and you’ll immediately find that what you thought was failure was, in reality, merely a temporary pause on your journey to success.  Perhaps a necessary rest at an aid station along your course.  Failure can only consist in your final decision never to rise and begin again.

Decide today, right now, that you will not give up.  Regardless of the hurdles you face, you must not accept defeat.  You always have something more that you can give.  Crawl if you must.  Scratch, claw, pry the achievement of your goals from the clutches of any person or circumstance that dares to defy you.  Do what you must.  Give what you must.  But never, ever give ‘up’.

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  1. Matt Dowdell
    January 9, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Nicely Chuchillian. This concept is something that was driven home to me by my parents, and interestingly, I find myself daily trying to find ways to impart it to my girls. If you can succeed with getting this passed along to you children, it think their intuition, while pushing ever forward will lead them to many of the other lessons that may not have been retained as well.

    Keep pushing, running and writing. Fun stuff to follow.

  2. January 10, 2012 at 3:25 AM

    “success… will always be one quality decision away.” Well said sir.

  3. Ron Betzer
    January 31, 2012 at 11:22 AM

    Your grandfather used to say, “Never give up, you can always find something else to give”.

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