Don’t Surrender

Lisbeth Essays

“That’s just the way it is.”

Ugh. Raise your hand if you hate that saying.

“That’s just the way it is.”

What an excuse for mediocrity. A rationale for piss-poor performance. An acceptance of crap.

Those words are a symbol that you’ve given up, or that you won’t try harder, or that you just don’t care anymore.

Don’t do it. Don’t use those words. Don’t surrender. Fight for better.

Ban that statement from your lexicon. When you find yourself defending the status quo with vague nothingness, instead of searching for a way to improve whatever “that” is, stop yourself. Slap yourself. Do burpees. Do handstands. Do something to wake yourself up and pour some oxygen into your brain and realize “Just because something sucks doesn’t mean it always has to suck.”

[box]Decide not to accept. Decide not to settle. Decide to make shit better.[/box]

“That’s just the way it is.” 

Oh yeah. For now. But that doesn’t mean forever. All of the world’s improvements came because somebody refused to accept the way things are, and had the guts to start working on the way things could be …

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