Thursday, October 09, 2008

Hitting the Wall

I'm finding that there are two kinds of barriers.
  • Walls that we can break by working harder or longer.
  • Walls that will not come down no matter how hard or long we work.
Making it to the U.S. National Soccer Team included walls I could never get through no matter how hard or long I worked. But I could work through the barriers to becoming a good soccer player.

When you hit a wall you can do one of two things.

1) You can keep going until you get through
2) You can give up and go a different direction

Wisdom means discerning what kind of wall you're up against and responding appropriately.