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Sheer Doggedness

Saturday, September 21, 2019

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. At least that what I’ve heard, ... and maybe it is true. I really don’t consider myself all that tough, but I DO know this:

Sometimes when things aren’t exactly going the way I want, or expect, them to go, and that when one of the options is quitting in abject failure, more often than not, just taking a break or even doubling down on an alternate plan, will get me where I want to go! I believe there is a Spark inspirational sign that urges us to keep going in times of trouble because we really never know just how CLOSE we are to a breakthrough!

I had a project today that required a computer printer to be working perfectly, and mine was not. I could have given up, pushed the deadline back beyond acceptable levels, and stuffed myself with comfort food until the world looked level... and I might have done that before Spark.... but having been a Sparker for lo, these many years now, I just hated giving up!

And I kept trying new strategies one after another until FINALLY I grabbed a big hammer and whacked it...... No, I DIDN’T whack it, I just wanted to see if you were paying attention! I kept trying different options until the printer came through for me, and it felt so GOOD! One more project crossed off my TO DO list...

Mostly I was proud that I hadn’t given up.

Which is a big deal.

To me.
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