Sorry Mr. Lombardi. The world isn’t a bunch of football players getting ready for game day. It’s full of regular people trying to find joy in every day things. There’s not much hype to it. There’s no motto or cliche that can get people out of their dark place. They have to want to leave. They have to believe there is someplace better to go.
Though we’ve all been taught to believe the opposite, quitters win every single time. Their reward is immediate and worthwhile. They simply stop doing what they don’t want to do. They listen to their gut and turn away from the cheers and jeers attempting to push them onward. They recognize the benefits of the continuing are not worth the effort. The decision is uncomplicated.
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Take this kid on this chair. He’s a bit unhappy. He likely got yelled at because he didn’t want to swim anymore. Why did he have to? So Mom could have another five minutes of alone time? He’s not thinking about Mom. He’s thinking about swimming. He didn’t care if it was the last day of summer or that it cost twenty bucks to get him there. He just wanted out of the task. Now.