It’s been a very long week which did not start well and I’m realizing that I’m not as young anymore. I broke my own rule on knowing when to slow down and I have been paying the price physically and mentally in the last 24 hours.
However tomorrow brings more things and I look forward to it.
So why do we continue?
- We continue because we want to be inspired.
- We continue because we want others to be inspired.
- We continue because the alternative is not acceptable to us.
- We continue in spite of the negativity.
- We continue because of the negativity.
- We continue because we are not perfect but we know we can play a part in making our communities better.
- We continue because we see others facing a much more challenging journey and yet they continue.
- We continue because we do want to make things better.
James Shelley wrote in yesterday’s Caesura Letter called “Hopelessness and Determination”
In particular this quote;
The American author F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) wrote: the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. (Fitzgerald 1936)
I had to re-read this several times until it finally sunk in, there are always going to be challenges and the determination to change things is what helps motivation work. As I’m sure we have all experienced this can be very difficult at times, but when we look at the alternative it is important to keep trying.
PS. The Caesura Letters are well worth subscribing to.