4 Times Not To Give Up

I want to give up! This isn’t worth me putting in the time and effort anymore.

These are a few thoughts that have gone through my mind lately.

You don't have to give up

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And while there are times to give up, there are also times we shouldn’t give up. Even those these thoughts have filled my mind, I know it’s not time to give up yet.

There’s so much more to do and so many more lives to impact.

Have you been there? Have you felt like giving up?

I’m sure you have. We all go through periods where our desire to lead feels like it’s misdirected.

We believe we need to give up when:

1. We want to give up when we feel our leadership is not producing results: We’ve been taught that results are the product of our effectiveness.

Accidents Happen

On Saturday, the weather turned nasty. Winter had arrived once again in Michigan. We received between 3-7 inches of snow within a few hours. Driving became a brave undertaking.

Image Courtesy of Chris Scott

This happened as we had to make a 45 minute trip back from my sister’s home. It was not a pleasant trip. The normal 45 minutes took us 120 minutes.

The roads were treacherous. And we slowed down and drove with extreme caution. Even going as slow as 25mph on the highway.

At one point, I hit a patch of black ice. The truck was only traveling at a speed of 25-30mph. It was too fast.

Our truck started to fishtail. It swung from the driving lane to the passing lane and back again. We came close to hitting concrete barriers.

Thankfully we avoided an accident but it scared me.