What if you know you are going to fail. 0%. Will you do it anyway?
There is a part of me that I just want to go and do it and find out. Even if this means failing.
Maybe this is coming from racing. The first triathlon, the first marathon, the first open water swim, the first half ironman. Over and over. The question is...can I do it? What if I fail?
My buddies and I were having a discussion about a friend going head over heels over a girl. We were discussing if you went after someone, you had to do it 100%. He said he was 80% or so..I think he just didn't want to admit he was going 100%.
Is there anything wrong with admitting that you did everything and you still blow up? Or is it more self satisfying to say that 'oh I did 80% and it didn't work'.
From a negative point of view, there are two choices:
i) You either drop 100%, blow up and get hurt.
ii) You either give 80%, get hurt and say..well at least I tried 80%.
Does option (ii) more satisfying than (i)? As human, we don't want to blow up..that's given. Even I don't want to get hurt willingly.
I look at my life. More often than not, I should have been more bold than less.
'I should have asked that girl out in highschool.'
'I should have applied for that job.'
'I should have rode up those hills and not head back to my car.'
Joe Friel said, 'Don't train too hard often. If you do, go really hard.' (taken from Triathlete Bible.)
As a Christian, do you know who went all the way? Jesus.
He knew off the bat He will be died by the people He want to save.
He knew He would be denied by his Disciples, who supposedly to be closest to Him.
He knew there is no way He can deny His death on the cross...
and yet..what did He do? He went and did it. No ifs, no maybe. No shortcuts. No easy way out. And I am forever grateful for it. Amen...
This quote is from A Runner's Tale's blog:
Excellence can be attained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible. " - Author Unknown