I am sure most people have seen the movie “Rudy” which is about this young guy who supposedly had no athletic skills but wanted to play for Notre Dame football team.
But I bet that most people haven’t seen the movie “Friday Night Lights”. Its about the Odessa high school football team who lost in the state championship final to a superior team.
Both movies are based on true stories and known for their inspirational and dramatic endings. They both show the struggle, the belief and the accomplishment. But they also depict two very similar aspects of anybody’s life – knowing when to quit and knowing when to move on.
There is a very fine line between the two. Most people believe that the difference lies in terms of the level of dedication and action. If you believe you gave it your all and you still failed, then it’s a courageous thing to move on.
However, I recently realised that if you didn’t give it your best and moved on, you are fine as well (as long as you took action). Seth Godin says “its like a game where you might win or lose. But you have got to make sure that you don’t lose so badly that you can’t play again”.
Read the last line again because its not philosophical, its practical.