Fight or fight: It’s the only way out in life.

Fight or fight: It’s the only way out in life.

Fight for life

Life takes the bizarre twist and turns when you least expect. Further, when everything seems perfectly fine, the disaster strikes. That is how life unfolds for most of us. Furthermore, there are circumstances under which even the iron-heart melts.  When you are laced with such circumstances you have two options either you retaliate and fight such harsh circumstances or you flee the scene. Now, if the former is the case with you, everything is perfectly fine. But, if you fall under the second category, life is a bit tough for you. As however hard the circumstances may be, if you don’t fight against them you will lose for sure.

On the other hand, if you have got balls to confront the adversities of life, there are 50% of the chances that you may succeed and 50% chances are there that you may be defeated. Finally, all you have to do is rewrite the popular saying from ‘fight or flight’ to ’fight or fight’. To elaborate on this topic we will take a few examples of the people who despite all the adversities in the world didn’t leave the Armageddon and succeeded enormously.

People who triumphed in their life by fighting against odd.

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

Imagine you are the greatest musician in the world and you lose your hearing. It’s almost like losing eyes by the painter. According to the letters of Beethoven, he had lost 60% of his hearing by the age of 31 and at the age of 46, he was completely deaf. Further, it is the most painful experience that you are the king of music and unable to listen to what you compose. And yet he composed the finest symphonies of all times. Imagine the trauma and pain he had to go through. But had he gave up? Not for a fraction of the moment! No doubt he had to undergo severe suffering but he confronted his adversities and came out as a legend.

  • Steven Spielberg

Can you imagine the maker of Indiana Jones, Jaws, Jurassic Park, E.T- the Extra-terrestrial, and Schindler’s List was rejected three times (yeah! You read it correctly, three times) from the School of Theater, Film, and Television of the University of Southern California. Now comes the important part, he received his BA from the same school after thirty-five years. This implies that while other people simply got admitted to school Steven had to make blockbuster movies to get that BA. The takeaway is that continue fighting even if it takes thirty-five years.

  • Jack London

The author of ‘The Call of the Wild’ one of the most popular books of the 20th century, amassed 664 rejection letters before his first novel could be published. Ironically, one of the highest paid authors of his time had spent his life in extreme misery before his work could take off.

  • Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan, often regarded as the best basketball player of all time, even didn’t make it to his high school basketball team. In his own words”I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed ”  Now if that high school kid who was cut from his school basketball team might have not fought back, would the world have witnessed a legend like Michael Jordan.

 

Therefore, however harsh the circumstances might be, you have to chart your way forward. As you have only two options fight or fight.

16 thoughts on “Fight or fight: It’s the only way out in life.

  1. such an inspirational and motivating read! even the greats have been rejected/dealt with failure. but the difference is they never give up and neither should we

  2. super inspirational. i remember watching a movie years ago starring John Ritter about L. Frank Baum (the author of the Wizard of Oz). His book was rejected by every publisher he had sent it to. Ultimately, he made the decision to self publish. Love stories like these, like you, have shared.

  3. I personally would opt for “fight”, if we lose we learn something and if we succeed, we still learn something so it’s a win-win situation. This is such an inspiring post.

  4. At first, I thought you had a typo in your title. I assumed it should be flight or “flight”. However, I get why it is fight or fight; we truly can either go at things head-on or we don’t.

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