This past Saturday night, the Brisbane Lions played Hawthorn in what is the greatest of football codes, the AFL. 😊
At the end of the first quarter, Lions were 6 while Hawthorn was 31. The Lions went on to win the game.
If the Lions had got disheartened, turned against each other, stopped believing and given up early, they would never have won. Their early “failures” played a part in their win as did their self-belief and consistent application and exertion.
All of us face periods of effort with little, if any reward, but if we give up too soon we may have been just one kick away from the game turning in our favour.