There will be days when our best effort is simply not good enough.
It may not be good enough for us, for those around us, or for the task or goal we set out to accomplish.
Putting forth our best effort does not guarantee that we will achieve the results we want.
This is a fact of life.
We cannot let this fact dissuade us from trying, however.
Anything worth doing comes with the risk of failure.
In fact, the more worthwhile the goal, the greater the risk of failure that comes with it and the more severe the consequences of failure are likely to be.
But a life without worthwhile goals, that is a life without worthwhile risk, is no life at all.
It is better to live and die a thousand deaths striving for greatness than to die slowly and steadily for one’s entire life without ever having having lived at all.
HOLISTIC BUDO: As in Life, so too in Budo. As in Budo, so too in Life.