Team Jey
Staff
 said 2 months ago

A famous and old Japanese proverb goes like this: "Fall seven times, stand up eight."  This powerful phrase, even in ancient times, was meant to empower and inspire, urging us to never give up. In today's world, the stigma around self-help books may make you feel self-conscious. But remember, these books are a testament to our resilience and our ability to rise above challenges. They are a source of empowerment, not embarrassment.

Nowadays, giving up on life's struggles has become easier. If a thing fails, forget it and move on to the next one. Or become complacent and do not do anything. Life is easier when nothing is taken seriously.

But we at Team Jey have a different philosophy. This philosophy derives from the Live4Awesomeness manifesto: "Living an awesome life that leaves a legacy for others to follow." We have goals and ambitions for our teams and would like to accomplish them. But the first question before beginning on our ambitions is simple: Why? 

"Why" defines most of our actions. We like to rationalize (use our analytical brains) why we do certain things. This forms the basis for our goals and thus gives us a purpose. We have accomplished some of our goals because we had a definite reason. 

This also leads to another factor in our actions: Why defines the real reason, but the "how" constantly changes. This means that how we accomplish our whys is flexible and changes as we learn more.

Now that you understand how we operate let's return to the original question: How many times should you try before giving up?

The actual answer is - as long it takes to accomplish the "why" without making the same mistake twice. This means that we keep learning, we keep listening to our own internal feedback mechanism, and we keep adapting our actions. It's not about giving up, it's about evolving. If our actions are not yielding the desired results, we change our approach, always striving to accomplish the why - while not repeating the same mistakes. This is the essence of perseverance and adaptation.

This has helped us learn, collaborate, educate, and accomplish our goals effectively over a decade. We are hopeful that this will help you accomplish your ambitions as well.

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