Friday, October 10, 2008

Hitting the Wall: part 2

Yesterday, I talked about two kinds of barriers and two strategies for those barriers. Part of wisdom is staying the course on barriers that don't fall easily. The other part of wisdom is quitting when the job is impossible.

One warning: Quitting before impossible barriers is wise and right only when the goal is inconsequential. If the cause is worth dying for, we should be fully prepared to keep going no matter the outcome.

William Wilberforce spent 46 years fighting slavery in the British Empire before it was abolished. He heard the news 3 days before his death. Many others died before seeing that success.

There are some causes bigger than sight.