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Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever ...

I have written before about the Basic Interpersonal Skills.  The third one is "Always make the effort to make things better".

If you put the emphasis on the word "always" you can think of another way of saying this.  Never give up.

Never give up on your friends, never give up on your commitments, never give up and accept defeat before the game is over.

I tuned into the World Cup today expecting to see an example of this from my beloved Socceroos.  It was highly unlikely they would go through to the next round, but it was possible if they managed to win against Serbia, and the goal difference worked out OK in the Germany v Ghana match.

Australia played their hearts out and secured a close fought win.  Unfortunately for us it wasn't enough to grab a place in the final sixteen.

On the next screen at our local watering hole we could see history in the making at the Wimbledon Tennis tournament.  I have seen matches go to 8/6 in the final set, 9/7, 10/8 and even 11 and 12 all before being finalized.  Izner vs Mahut was still going at 59 all in the final set before bad light called off play for the evening.

Whatever happens in the game I have new example and a new rephrasing of my third Basic Interpersonal Skill.

Never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever give up!

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