Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 104 – Struggle And Persistence

DI teams are preparing for the state tournament tomorrow. My wife and I are providing logistical and moral support.

Marathon Runners

Today, I watched my son’s team struggle with putting together the final pieces of their team challenge solution. As a manager of a Destination Imagination team, I’m forbidden from interfering with the kids’ work. As I watched them struggle and fail and struggle and succeed, I could only feel their pain.

We all struggle to do the right thing, to be the people we’re capable of being. But in the end, all we can do is what we can do today. Because what we do today opens the doors of opportunity tomorrow if we persist. It doesn’t come quickly, but it does come. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Giving is a lot like that. We struggle to find the right way to give today, often without immediate reward. But if we persist and keep at it, the rewards will come, often in unexpected ways.

Giving is a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t give up.

About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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