Anyone ever spend a great amount of time working on something you love, only to have things end in disappointment?
I initially set out to write a post about a perpetually losing volleyball season. One I personally experienced a few years back. However after 2 HOURS constructing an absolutely BRILLIANT blog post about losing seasons...it's deleted. Poof, forever gone from this world.
So I went back to the drawing board. My second draft was even better! And when I went to publish on the website, what do you know? Poof! Immediately I wanted to quit. I thought I did everything right. I spend so much time working on my post and things didn't turn out the way I expected them to.
Well, I went back to work on the third version of this blog post. This time I'll get it right. Even though I feel is not as good as the second draft. maybe it's as good as the first. Even though I am disappointed that I lost something I was proud of, I feel great knowing that I haven't given up on myself. I will walk away from this post being satisfied, not in the result but in the effort I gave.
Don't give up, no matter how tough things get. Even if you have lost every set of every match this season. If you really want to achieve something, you have to get back up. Every time you fail you are one step closer to success. And when you accidentally delete two blog posts in a row, copy and save!