He collapsed onto the hardwood, totally drained. Sweat soaked his body and uniform from crown to toe. Obviously, he had nothing left to give.
The toll the 6 month enduro of 82 contests plus the accelerating intensity of a month of playoffs showed in his prostrate figure. My beloved Lakers, eliminated from defending their NBA Championship by a last second “miracle shot” by Ralph Sampson.
One thing #21, Michael Cooper knew, he’d given it his all. He wasn’t left wondering what might have happened if he’d given more.
Maybe you’ve seen images of people giving it their all:
- Kerri Strug collapsing in agony at the Olympics;
- A fire fighter crumpling onto a cot after a 14-hour stretch;
- The parent giving way to tears after sleepless nights at a sick child’s bedside;
- Tears of winning, and the agony of defeat.
Even though their paths leading to exhaustion were arduous, none were haunted with questions of what might have been if they’d given more.
You’ve probably experienced this. You’ve given it your best, depleting all your resources. Whether you succeeded or not didn’t matter. You went for broke and knew there wasn’t anything else you could have done.
Romancing your sweetheart requires more than just passive attempts. Romancing your sweetheart involves the same effort, the same approach – giving it your all.
Whether pursuing a trophy or pursuing your sweetheart with romance, it takes:
- Dedication, determination, and tenacity;
- Getting up and trying again;
- Never quitting until you succeed.
Respect your sweetheart and the relationship between the two of you and show you’re willing to do whatever it takes to romance him/her.
The reward will extend beyond the momentary sense of accomplishment or temporary trophy. The reward is a lifelong opportunity to make your relationship G-R-E-A-T with Romance. Robert