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Fighting


Fighting for what you want or what you believe in is one of the hardest things to do in a lifetime. Facing opposition at every turn, every decision you make being harder, and every inch you go there is a margin of error that cannot be escaped. You can’t say it any better than Al Pacino’s speech in Any Given Sunday, “Either we heal now,… or we crumble. Inch by inch, play by play, until we’re finished. We’re in hell right now, we can stay here and get the crap beat out of us, or we can fight our way back, into the light.” It’s fighting for what you want in life that keeps you going, fighting for what you are destined to do. If you can’t look yourself in the mirror and see someone who you know will fight for every inch that he wants, you need to dig deep inside yourself. Digging and pulling up every ounce of motivation and determination you can find is what life is about. “Life is a game of inches, one half step too late or too early you don’t quite make it, one half second too slow or too fast, you don’t quite catch it.”

How do you go through life knowing that at every decision and every move there is a potential for mistake? You go through it like everyone else. Even the most amazing people in the world have made mistakes at one point or another. It was their will-power and determination that kept them fighting for every inch. Life is a battle, it’s a war that must be fought every day. Whether it’s something you’re trying to fight out in your career, in your relationships, or in yourself. It’s a battle that can be won over time. What is it I’m talking about? That’s your call. It can be anything, sports, relationships, classes, career choices, financial hardship, you name it, there’s a battle to be fought. But, “It’s the guy who’s willing to die who’s gonna win that inch.” No stronger words have been said than that. If you want something so bad that you’re willing to give up anything and everything else for that one thing, absolutely no one can stop you. As human beings we are programmed to do great things, each and every one of us are destined to do something to make an impact somewhere. It’s our choice to reach that destiny. It’s seeing what’s around you, the people all around you, helping you and pushing you. The pathway you choose, the destiny you have, that is your war, your battle. Fighting for every inch you want or desire is what life is. The harder you fight and the more you give into everything you do is what will define you as a person. Making wrong choices or wrong decisions is a part of everyone’s life. Building on those mistakes through tenacity and motivation to become the strongest person you can be is what everyone should fight for. Life is a pathway of hardship mixed with tenacity. What will win? No one can make that choice but you. Any fear can be overcome. Any battle can be won. Any villain can be conquered. How hard are you willing to fight? How hard are you willing to push? How much are you willing to give up? No matter what the answer, there’s a path. A path you form to your ultimate destination. Now it’s up to you to fight for every inch you want, every inch in front of you. Forget about the past and dig in, claw your way towards your goal and achieve it. It’s up to each and every one of us to figure out what you’re going to do. So, what will you do?

-Eric Welter

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It is something that every person knows about, a thing that must be conquered in order to find true happiness, but what is failure really?  Thomas Edison said it perfectly when he said, “Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Giving up is giving in to everyday failures, giving up your dreams and aspirations, giving up something you want so badly you would go to the end of the world to get it.  If it’s usually something so great and so grand, why do people give it up?  Is it too tough of a goal?  Did you set your expectations too high?  I for one, give in to the thoughts of failure too often.  Too often I say to myself “I can’t do it”. College courses have proved to be the toughest thing I have had to endure in my 22 years of life, but am I really considering myself a failure when I don’t do well?  After thinking long and hard about it, the only thing I failed was myself.  I failed in time management and responsibility to do the work in which I have set forth to do and try my hardest at.  Failure is not setting your mind to something you really want because you give in to the many temptations life has to give to you.  It’s being afraid of hard work because it looks too difficult to complete.  If you don’t succeed you just have to keep trying, no matter how many times you don’t succeed, keep pushing toward what you want.  Nothing can stop you from your goals; nothing can alter your ambitions or change your desires.  It might sound a bit cliché, but you really can do anything you put your mind to.  Nothing is holding you back besides yourself.  What is failure besides an inevitability of everyday life? It’s another battle waiting to be overcome.  It’s an opportunity to grow as a person, as a friend, as a student, as an athlete, or as a human being in general.  Failure is no more a chance for personal destruction as it is a chance for personal growth.  It’s up to you to realize you need to take every failure and turn it into a positive experience.  It’s up to you as a person to make every failure a motivational opportunity, a chance to push yourself further and harder than ever before.  What is failure?  It’s the most positive thing that can happen to you, it’s an inevitable experience everyone will run into on almost a daily occurrence, but most of all, it means you’re only a step or two away from an even greater success.

 

-Eric Welter

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