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February 26, 2014

Never give up!

"When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.” 

-Steve Jobs, 2006.

Today we have had a seminar when we discussed the circumstances which may a leader to give up. All of the teams came up with their own ideas, but what I was thinking about all class long is about word "give up". I think it is such a strong term, because giving up means you accept that you are weak. I think there are a lot of people which were faced with a situation when they stopped believing in what they do. Moreover, all of us at least once have seen no other option but giving up. But I think, giving up is the easiest alternative when you face a barrier you think you cannot overcome. It doesn't matter, either in your work or in your personal life, you should fight for what you believe in. As it was mentioned several times during the class, you are never constrained by one option. For example, our team said that a leader can give up if he did all his best in order to motivate and revive "walking dead", but got no results and no desire for interaction. However, firing him would be the easiest solution. The LEADER should never give up, instead it may be a sign to reconsider the approach to that "walking dead", and probably the leader can realize that he missed something very important.

I personnaly don't want to believe that there are barriers we cannot overcome. Of course, some may be very-very challenging, some can require very long time (this may force some people to give up halfway), however if you really believe in your target and your strength, if you wise enough and can continuously learn from your mistakes, you will never lose. It may seem too idealistically, but I say that from my experience. One quote that changed my whole attitude to the life(I dont remmeber exact words and the person who said that), was stating that if the great people from the history had never fallen, they would never achieved what they had done. I know that objectives which are really worthy, never come easy in the beginning, and ,indeed, if most of them were not challenging we would probably never tried our best and achieved the results we aimed for.

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