Jewish Values on Overcoming Challenges – CLICK TO COMMENT

By Jimmie Shrem  One day, Avi enrolled himself into a tennis tournament. He practiced for days only stopping for food and sleep. The day of the tournament, Avi felt confident that he could win. As the tournament started, Avi started to feel very nervous. He saw that all the other opponents were much bigger than him. He lost his first match, and his second, and his third. Soon he was out of the tournament. The next day his friend Joey asked him if he wanted to play tennis. Avi responded with, “Why bother? I’m no good!” Joey answered, “Don’t give up! If you want I can practice with you.” They practiced; Avi enrolled into another tournament and came in second place.