As you may know, I have been following some ultra runners lately. They are a suffering bunch; they put themselves through hell… But they’ll do everything they can, not to DNF – not finish the race. So how do they do that?
Martin Luther King said:
2. Get help and assistance, don’t walk the path alone
That, too, is easier said than done. Today I was asked what I learned from my parents. My father taught me one of the essential things: never giving up. He is an expert. His motto is – however, slight the chance, give it a fight when you believe in it.
Even if there is no chance, fight for what you believe in because you’ll know you’ve done your best between you and yourself. Not doing everything you can, is out of integrity if you made a real commitment. They say that once you commit, the universe conspires in your favor.
From experience, I can say that it’s true the universe does conspire in your favor if you choose to become unstoppable. That’s how we established the Free Dome project in September 2000, the first Israeli contemporary circus. That’s how we created everything we created in contemporary circus in Israel at the time. We committed to it and gave it our all, and the universe conspired in our favor.
There still is no budget for circus in Israel, and it is still not recognized as an art form by the ministry of culture. Nevertheless, somehow for 20 years, we have managed to create shows, tour with them around the world, and create a fantastic circus community with young generations who will continue the fight in the future.
So, what are you committing to? Who is helping you? And what hurdles are you facing? Please share in the comments below, and if you need any help, you know where to find me.