Wednesday, June 29, 2016

When You Feel Like Giving Up

Recently a colleague of mine lamented about a part of his vision that was not unfolding as he was envisioning it. It seemed there were constant inhibitors to his progress and forward movement. As often happens to many of us in life, there came a point for him where he felt like giving up.

“What’s the use?” he would cry out.

Well, I couldn’t answer his question about what the use is. I don’t know what the use might be of constantly trying and having nothing work out to move you forward, and in fact having things happen that continue to set you back. There is no “use” for that. One could argue that it builds character and perseverance and other good things.

But when we’re the one in the middle of it, those only sound like flippant platitudes leaving us with the unspoken response of “you have no idea what it’s like.” That might be true, but also there is the real possibility that someone else has experienced or is experiencing the same thing. So, albeit there may be no “use” for the circumstance, there might be use in the speaking out your truth about it – as ugly as it may seem, as there might be some shared experience in your midst, and who knows, you may or may not come up with a new outlook or new response out of the sharing. If nothing else, you might just know you’re not alone. Your misery has company.

But I did offer the following piece of advice, which aligns with the overall philosophy of the Quantum Vision...

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