Categories
BLOG

can t win for trying

Living Fabulously!

Comments on the curiosities and idiosyncrasies of life

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I Can’t Win for Trying

Have you ever been in a situation where no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try or how much you compromise, you just can’t win?

And these situations are always the ones where each person you speak to about it gives you conflicting advice. So you suck it up and try every single piece of advice you’re given, to no avail. And the most painful thing about all this advice is that everybody is so sure you just haven’t been trying hard enough or doing it the right way. all completely oblivious of just how hard you actually have been trying.

Well the other day someone said the most revolutionary thing to me. “maybe you’re trying too hard”. I don’t think I’ve ever heard that phrase before. It seems so completely counter-cultural. Isn’t our whole North American Society built on the tenet of success being a direct result of effort? That your life is exactly what you’ve worked to make it? If you are dissatisfied with your body, work at a diet and exercise plan. If you are dissatisfied with your job, work harder to make it better.

But somehow the words ressonated as sound to me. I am so tired of trying, it’s exhausting! And trying is not getting me anywhere, which is so demotivating. There should be a “never give up” prize! It’s hard to keep stepping up to bat when you strike out every single time!

So, I am officially done. I’m not going to try anymore.
Here’s the weird part, making this decision has been completely liberating. I’m not sad, or feeling like a failure – I just feel free and lighter somehow.

4 comments:

I’m not quite sure which life challenge you’re referring to here, but I do believe it is possible to try too hard. By what scale are measuring your success? Yours or Gods? I know I’ve been guilty of beating myself up in such situations, only to have somebody point out that maybe MY goal was thwarted, but there is evidence of the fruit of the Spirit and so can that come from failure?

Living Fabulously! Comments on the curiosities and idiosyncrasies of life Tuesday, July 17, 2012 I Can’t Win for Trying Have you ever been in a situation where no matter what you do,

(one) can’t win for trying

(one) can’t win for trying

Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster’s page for free fun content.

Link to this page:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • You can’t make this up.
  • You can’t mean that!
  • you can’t miss it
  • you can’t polish a turd
  • you can’t put a wise head on young shoulders
  • you can’t put an old head on young shoulders
  • you can’t put new wine in(to) an old bottle
  • you can’t put new wine in(to) an old wineskin
  • you can’t put new wine in(to) old bottles
  • you can’t put new wine in(to) old wineskins
  • you can’t run with the hare and hunt with the hounds
  • you can’t say fairer
  • you can’t serve (both) God and mammon
  • you can’t sit in two chairs at once
  • you can’t sit in two chairs at the same time
  • you can’t sit in two chairs with one butt
  • you can’t spell (something) without (something else)
  • you can’t squeeze blood from a stone
  • you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip
  • you can’t take it with you
  • you can’t teach an old dog new tricks
  • you can’t tell a book by its cover
  • you can’t unring a bell
  • you can’t win
  • you can’t win ’em all
  • you can’t win for trying
  • you can’t win them all
  • you could cut (something) with a knife
  • you could cut it with a knife
  • you could cut the atmosphere with a knife
  • you could eat off the floor(s)
  • you could have fooled me
  • you could have fooled me!
  • you could have heard a pin drop
  • you could have knocked me down with a feather
  • you could have knocked me over with a feather
  • you could have knocked me, etc. down with a feather
  • you could hear a pin drop
  • you could hear the grass grow(ing)
  • You couldn’t!
  • you crumb
  • you deal with it
  • you do the math
  • you do you
  • You don’t know the half of it
  • You don’t change horses in the middle of the race.
  • You don’t change horses mid-race.
  • you don’t expect (one) to believe (something)
  • You don’t get for nothing
  • you don’t get something for nothing
  • you don’t have to be a rocket scientist
  • you can’t sit in two chairs with the same butt
  • you can’t spell (something) without (something else)
  • you can’t spell something without something else
  • you can’t spell without
  • you can’t squeeze blood from a stone
  • you can’t squeeze blood from a turnip
  • you can’t stand
  • you can’t stand somebody
  • you can’t stand something
  • you can’t take her anywhere
  • you can’t take him anywhere
  • You Can’t Take It with You
  • You Can’t Take It with You
  • you can’t take it with you when you go
  • you can’t take someone anywhere
  • you can’t take them anywhere
  • you can’t take us anywhere
  • you can’t talk
  • you can’t talk
  • you can’t talk
  • you can’t talk
  • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
  • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks
  • you can’t tell a book by its cover
  • you can’t top that
  • You Can’t Type for Squat
  • you can’t unring a bell
  • You Can’t Win
  • You Can’t Win ‘Em All
  • you can’t win for losing
  • you can’t win for trying
  • you can’t win them all
  • you can’t win them all
  • you can’t win them all
  • you can/can’t talk
  • You can’t dance at two weddings
  • You can’t dance at two weddings at once
  • You can’t dance at two weddings at the same time
  • You can’t fight city hall
  • You can’t get there from here
  • You can’t sit in two chairs
  • You can’t sit in two chairs at once
  • You can’t sit in two chairs at the same time
  • You can’t take it with you
  • You can’t win ’em all
  • You can’t win them all
  • you cannot always get what you want
  • you cannot do right for doing wrong
  • you cannot eat your cake and have it
  • you cannot eat your cake and have it too
  • you cannot expect me to believe
  • you cannot expect me to believe that
  • You cannot get a quart into a pint pot
  • You cannot get blood from a stone
  • You cannot get blood from a turnip
  • you cannot get blood out of a turnip
  • You cannot have your cake and eat it
  • you cannot have your cake and eat it too
  • you cannot have your cake and eat it, too
  • you cannot judge a book by its cover
  • you cannot live with ’em you cannot live without ’em
  • Facebook Share
  • Twitter
CITE
  • Terms of Use
  • Privacy policy
  • Feedback
  • Advertise with Us
Copyright © 2003-2021 Farlex, Inc

All content on this website, including dictionary, thesaurus, literature, geography, and other reference data is for informational purposes only. This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.

Definition of you can't win for trying in the Idioms Dictionary. you can't win for trying phrase. What does you can't win for trying expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary. ]]>