How Far Would You Go?

We all have goals we’d love to one day attain. They may be tangible or experiential. If we were to explain our audacious life goals to someone it would be a good way for them to see the inner parts of us that we usually keep guarded.

Sadly, most of us will never experience our biggest goals in life.

I don’t mean to say this as a downer. Rather, it is my experience that the goals that truly matter to us would also take an inordinate amount of determination and persistence to make happen. That is why we keep them on the shelf for someday. As Wess Roberts said in his book, Attila the Hun:

“Always remember that worthy causes meet with the most resistance–even internal withholding of support and loyalty. If victory is easily gained, you must reconsider the worthiness of your ambitions.”

As a result, I love to hear a story of someone who pushed through the obstacles and made it happen. It inspires me to do the same and reminds me that usually the only thing holding me back is hard work and persistence. A friend recently sent me the following video from a guy who became a Yankee’s batboy when he was sixteen. Not only do I love it because his favorite player growing up was also my favorite player, but also because it is incredible to see what he persisted through. I’d encourage you to spend a few minutes and watch it yourself.

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Jeremy Jernigan

This is the personal blog of Jeremy Jernigan. Husband to Michelle and father to Gavin, Madsen, Adelyn, Aiden, and Abel. Author of Redeeming Pleasure and Lead Pastor at Abundant Life Church in Portland.

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