Tenacity

I’ll start out by saying that I love football.
Not American Football-European Football.  Soccer.

I didn’t always love it or even know really what it consisted of.
But, because my SO is a Brit and a second generation Spurs fan, I kind of got into it by, as I like to say, co-habitation.

I love the athleticism of it. I love how at times it seems like I am truly watching a world class dance performance. (ever watched Messi or Ronaldo dance with the ball?)
I love that the guys are tough all the while kicking a ball.
I love how, in a spilt second, the whole game can change.
I love the determination of the players.

I’ve seen Wayne Rooney get his head stapled and go back on the pitch.
Martin Skirtle played with a broken jaw.
I’ve witnessed Fernando Torres, Cesc Fabregas and others continue playing after having had their noses broken. Fabregas also continued a game with a broken leg.
Vincent Kompany played on with a cracked eye socket, a broken nose and a concussion.
I’ve seen a couple of good saves made by a goal keeper with a broken bone in his foot.

I understand that some would call these players crazy.
But even though they may have played on opposing teams, they all had one thing in common.
The desire to win. And what kept them going?
Tenacity.

They all have a dogged determination to achieve their goal (no pun intended).
I believe that everyone on this Sober Path has tenacity. I have certainly seen it in all of the many blogs that I follow and read.
We may be different ages, different nationalities, different sexes, have different religious and spiritual beliefs-
Some of us may be on day 4,598 while others are, yet again, at Day One.
None of that matters.
What we all have in common is that we are ALL, each and every one of us, Tenacious!
We are determined to live our lives without the influence of alcohol-or other addictive substances.
We all have “the quality of being determined to achieve something”.
And even though it may take someone lots and lots of Day Ones, just the fact that they keep trying shows a persistence and a firmness of purpose to achieve that goal.
I know that it’s easier for some than others.
But I truly believe that even if someone has 100 Day Ones, eventually they will get there.
Because something deep down inside (that Soul-u-lar Level again!) is persistent, it is tenacious in pushing us to a live a better life. A happier life. A fuller life

te•nac•i•ty –
persistent determination, doggedness, perseverance, persistency, pertinacity, tenaciousness, persistence
determination, purpose – the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose

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