Another of my hobbies is that I like to play chess.
I've got an app on my phone which connects me to chess.com and I can find a short (or long) game with folks from all over the world at the click of a button.
There's something that bothers me though, a large portion of the players I face off against give up and quit the game when it appears they are going to lose.
It is so frustrating.
I get that people don't want to play a losing game, but how much of this attitude carries over to how we live our lives?
I can't tell you how many times I've been certain I was going to win, only to make some ridiculous goof and lose. Or on the other hand, certain I was going to get beaten only to scratch out a win at the last moment.
In fact, one of the side effects of having so many people quit on me halfway through is that I'm not very good at the end game!
I'm reminded of the poster with the bird trying to swallow the frog and the frog has his hands around the bird's throat.
Never, ever, give up!