People who tell me I’m wasting my time versus those who encourage me

September 18, 2022 by Joshua
in Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership

People who tell me I’m wasting my time trying to lead culture toward sustainability: My mom, my dad, the lady at the coop checkout today, nearly everyone.

People who tell me to stick with it: Nelson Mandela (“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”), Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali, Jesus, Winston Churchill (“Never, never, never give up.”). Also Harriet Tubman’s quote I posted a couple days ago:

If you hear the dogs, keep going. If you see the torches in the woods, keep going. If there’s shouting after you, keep going. Don’t ever stop. Keep going. If you want a taste of freedom, keep going.

To help me decide whose advice I should follow, here’s an athlete crawling through mud with determination. To think she could be sitting in a bar having a drink or on a couch watching television instead. Why bother trying?

crawling through mud

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