If ever you need reminding about the saying 'Never Give Up' then watch the last few minutes of the football action from Hampden Park, Glasgow yesterday afternoon.
When it looked like England would close the match out for a 1-0 win, two amazing late free kick goals put Scotland seconds away from a famous victory only for England to score and equalise with virtually the last kick of the match.
Three late goals in the last six or so minutes in this Auld Enemy fixture swinging the match either way made it a
'I Was There' moment for the near 50,000 spectators inside Scotland's national stadium.
In the business world sport reminds us often of the rewards of never giving up, not quitting and fighting until the end. Ok, on occasions no matter how hard you fight that bad luck and fate just become the overriding factors and win the day but when you do fight until the end, when you do perceiver, when you do push and give it that one more effort then that's when the odds can turn in your favour and results and achievements can happen.
That local music band which have performed for many years just never know when that breakthrough opportunity will come or when an app developer will develop that one particular app of many that it will go viral or when our business may attract the attention of investors or buyers.
Yes there are occasions when pursuing a dying dream should stop but we all have personal or business goals in life that are worth fighting for and we know that by never giving up and not quitting we increase the odds in our favour of having our own 'I did it' moment'
From Sweden through Germany, Belgium and France to United Kingdom we stand together in the face of recent terrorism and the evil it brings. Worldwide our peaceful way of life which up until now we have taken for granted is at risk but we are all starting to unite in supporting each other and standing up to the face of evil.
On our own shores no matter the colour of our skin or our political persuasion our togetherness is stronger than ever and the will to take more effective action against those that stand against our democratic way of life is growing.
Some of the terror attacks in the countries listed above have been caused by relatively basic means - vehicles driven into crowds in streets and on bridges and aided with primitive weapons such as knifes.
As the weapons in some of these attacks are easy to attain it is clear that stopping these types of attacks is difficult as they seem easy to carry out and could happen at any time and anywhere.
Perhaps this is the reason why many have now started to call for stronger pre-emptive action that some of us may be uncomfortable with but maybe are starting to accept could be the most effective option.
Is it time to start sailing close to the human rights wind and take action against those that are currently on terrorism watchlists by seeking them out and detaining and questioning them before any further acts of terrorism are carried out?.
Undoubtably there will be mistakes along the way with detaining wrong suspects but is the will of the people and the legal system now at a stage where we will accept those mistakes if ultimately it reduces the risk of further attacks.
It's a tough next move, it may even be an 'illegal' next move but the world is spinning out of control both domestically and internationally that it may need the governments of the affected terror countries to start the process and make the major and difficult decisions required.
The will of the people is growing towards more effective and stronger action being taken against those that currently live on our own shores that potentially could cause acts of terrorism.
Do we take stronger pre-emptive action or do we just respond the best we can and then learn after the terror events have happened.
Brave, bold, strong, 'illegal' decisions may now have to be made at the top level - has the time now come for those decisions to be made? - the people of our grieving shores will I'm sure understand and support those difficult decisions.
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