When faced with difficult situations or what we consider huge challenges, our disposition towards it determines how we will fare.
Attitude, they say; is everything.
There is the popular story of a nation that arrived enemy territory by sea and in order to ensure that going back is not an option, they burned their ships and engaged into battle. In this case all that was on their mind was win or die.
This little scenario has made me realize that the reason we often give up it that we have other alternatives. Because we embark on tasks that may not directly be saving us from direct death, we approach them with the mind set that even if we don’t succeed, there’s no big deal.
Can we change that?
Can we tell ourselves that since we accepted to do it, then do it we must.
Can we stand by our word and irrespective of the obstacles in our way be determined to deliver?
If making little adjustments will make all the difference, why not make the adjustments today?
If giving it some concentration for a long time is all that it will take, why not do that right away.
The true value of a thing is also determined by the opportunity cost which is the alternative forgone.
There will always be demands on our time, money, skills, tools, space and a lot more but in order to accomplish the set targets we must give priority to what matters most and do what must be done.
No retreat, no surrender! That’s the spirit that wins.
In the face of challenges; men ought always to pray and not give up.
My colleague in the office once told me that to work is to pray. When we do the necessary work that should bring us the solutions that we desire, our prayers will be heard.
Pray without seizing; work without relenting.
No retreat, no surrender!
In The Face of Challenges.