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No Easy Way Out

No Easy Way Out | Career Angles

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

“Some things are worth fighting for
Some feelings never die
I’m not askin’ for another chance
I just wanna know why

There’s no easy way out
There’s no shortcut home
There’s no easy way out
Givin’ in can’t be wrong”

~Robert M Tepper

I’m not going to go through the plotline of the movie or the relevance of the song to it. It was initially written by a man going through a divorce and feeling challenged to fight rather than give in to suicidal feelings.

However, being expansive about it, many tap into the feeling that achieving something may involve hard work.

There’s no easy way out.

There is no shortcut to success.

Although the lyric, “Giving in can’t be wrong,” is the suicidal thought or the “giving up” thought, some feelings never die.

As an older man, it would be easy to surrender to feelings that coddle me.

“If you haven’t gotten there yet, maybe, it’s time to give up.”

But you live with the feelings, and you live with the thoughts.

They don’t go away.

There are days I am exhausted by the effort.

Quitting, the easy way out isn’t satisfying.

I’m not ready yet.

That’s where perseverance, determination, grit, pigheadedness in the face of being ignored, keeps pushing me forward.

For me, there’s no easy way out.

I have to know why.

Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2021

 

ABOUT JEFF ALTMAN, THE BIG GAME HUNTER

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2100 episodes. He also hosts Job Search TV on YouTube, Amazon and Roku, as well as on BingeNetworks.tv for Apple TV and 90+ smartsets.

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