For those of you that play card games such as poker, there always come a point in the game where you have a decision to make…
Your calculating your odds of winning with the hand you have been given…
Does one of the other players have what it takes to win…?
Or do YOU have what it takes to win?!
It’s the same way in life. Everyone has drawn the hand they are dealt. And each person gets to choose how they play with the cards they are given.
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. When should I struggle to attain something, and when should I not because it is not worth it.
As the old saying goes… “Some things are worth fighting for, some things are worth dying for.” And only you can decide what those things are.
And the opposite saying is this… “He who runs away, lives to fight another day.”
Is there wisdom in both? I think so. Some of the best leaders, whether on the football field or the battlefield, know how to choose their battles wisely.
They decide what is worth it and what is not, then they fight like no other to win. No, you can’t win them all. But you don’t win anything if you don’t try.
So I think the middle ground is the best. My own personal belief is that I need to be wise enough to know when victory is certain…
And to have the courage to go after it when I believe I can win!