|Mike hit .202 with 3 HR, 51 RBI, 18 SB in 127 games|
I have had my fair share of disappointments, but I don't know if I have ever experienced failure. Failure on a grand scale that is, not failure like the volleyball guy (top middle) (although we did lose our church league softball game by 18 runs last night).
I've been thinking about failure more and more because I am kind of midst of failure right now.
|SWR sent shoes and jerseys to a team in Kenya|
Unfortunately the logistics of collecting and shipping several thousand pairs of shoes in addition to the business side of running the organization (all on top of my 9-5 job) has proven to be next to impossible. The organization hasn't really done anything in awhile. In many ways, I am in the midst of the biggest failure of my life. And I have no idea what to do about it.
|Rowlings at Harvard's Graduation|
But...I can't get over it. For whatever reason, I feel like I can't let SWR fold.
What I am about to say isn't very sexy.
Maybe failure isn't as advantageous as we think.
|BB was over .500 one out of five season with the Browns|
Perhaps this is the New England side of me coming out. You see, folks from New England don't value anything that isn't 100+ years old. I'm serious. If your business, church or school wasn't built or founded before Teddy Roosevelt's presidency you aren't considered "trustworthy."
But maybe despite their inability to pronounce "car" or "idea" (the add an "r" to the end of idea. It becomes "idear.") maybe they are on to something. Maybe failure doesn't always mean walking away. Maybe it means recommitting.
Sometimes I wonder if we allow ourselves to give up once we fail. Moving on is easier this way. But I can't help but wonder what would happen if more people just committed to stick it out no matter what.
Of course, this guy decided to "stick it out." I'm not sure that's going to work out to well for him in the end...