A choice

Faced with failure and with the possibility that things might not work out how you want them to…how you work so very hard for them to…how you strive and struggle and strain and long for them to…

How do you choose?

Is it more empowering to believe that there’s some meaning to all this, or not?

I’m reminded of John Sheridan…

Capt. John Sheridan: You know, it’s funny, I was thinking about what you said, that the preeminent truth of our age is that you cannot fight the system. But if, as you say, the truth is fluid, that the truth is subjective, then maybe you can fight the system. As long as just one person refuses to be broken, refuses to bow down.

Interrogator: But can you win?

Capt. John Sheridan: Every time I say “no.”

I say no to nihilism. Over and over, as a practice. There must be something to hope for, something we can achieve, something we can do. And if we stay in the game, keep trying, keep moving…eventually we will get there.

 

One thought on “A choice

  1. Too often we get caught up in the negativity of modern life and culture. Media encourages constant self-application of victimhood and internal helplessness. I have personally struggled with this.

    The Apokalupsis Coaching approach is to instead take a proactive stance and full acceptance of responsibility for one’s life. By reinforcing positive thinking and tying one’s goals to the choice of words one uses, this has greatly helped ME overcome some of my own personal struggles. But this is a journey, not a destination, and my coach Louis Brantmeyer is present, passionate, and perceptive in walking with me along this journey we call life.

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