The other day, my tennis partner and I were in a match. We haven’t played together since before the pandemic and it wasn’t going well that day. We couldn’t seem to figure out our opponents and we couldn’t align our own game—so we lost the first set 6-3.
Most doubles tennis partners, after losing the first set rather poorly like we did, would switch sides. We decided against that, we didn’t think that was our problem. We felt we were both already on our strong side. So we discussed our other strengths and how we could capitalize on them. We also discussed our weaknesses and how we could minimize those decisions. We made a solid plan, and came back to win the match.
Quitting a match isn’t really an option for anyone unless he or she is injured. I wish that was the standard in life. What is difficult right now that you want to quit or you did quit. Why did you give up? Was it because your original plan didnt work? Was it because it got frustrating or challenging? The first plan isn’t always the best plan. Sometimes we have to reassess and make a better plan now that we have some data points. Your plan wasn’t bad, you simply didn’t know what you were going to encounter. Now that you know—DON’T QUIT—make a new plan! Can you imagine what we all could accomplish if quitting wasn’t an option?
“A river cuts through a rock not because of it’s power, but it’s persistence.” Unknown
Let’s GO! WE GOT THIS!