Open Your Eyes with McKay Christensen
6 months ago

S1E13 - Just Try

From time to time, we all get to the point of utter discouragement, and the idea of giving up may arise. In response to that, today’s episode is all about the power of trying despite being faced with challenges, of persevering, and of having patience to maintain your pursuit of your goals. Listen in today as McKay teaches us all that we should always continue to try - no matter what. This episode starts off with the story of George Washington’s army that decided to reenlist despite having little success with the war against the British army. McKay then discusses the power of trying and never giving up, how residual pain can prevent you from trying again, and 3 ways on how you can gain the ability to keep trying and to reach your goals. As you will hear today, it all begins with doing something today, doing more of what works and less of what doesn’t, and above all, never quitting The Finer Details of This Episode:

  • The story of the  brave army of George Washington that decided to try again
  • The power of trying.
  • A mission to try - a story of a missionary couple.
  • Trying the extremely difficult - Queen Esther’s predicament.
  • Celebrating your scars; what the art of Kintsugi teaches.
  • The story of Bethany Hamilton who never gave up.
  • How residual pain keeps you from trying again.
  • 3 ways to gain the ability to keep trying. Quotes: “Wherever you are in life, you need to just show up and try.” “You are more than enough.” “Trying is noble.” “Ignore the negative self-talk when you feel like you don't measure up and try to focus on the joys in the learning, in the work of it.” “Good things come to those who wait and keep trying.” “You are the right person at the right time, and your small try can make all the difference.” “Don't give up. Don't ever give up.” “Growth and development takes time. Learning takes time. That's why you keep trying.” “We all have scars from our mistakes and weaknesses.” “We are what we repeatedly do. So keep doing.” “It's often through some of our simplest actions that some of the greatest changes occur.” “We must learn the virtue of patience.” “Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but what happens inside of you.” “Patience is a willingness, in a sense, to watch the unfolding purposes of life with a sense of wonder and awe rather than pacing up and down within the cell of our circumstance.” Show Links: Open Your Eyes with McKay Christensen