Dramatica Definition: Attempt

Attempt • [Variation] dyn.pr. Work<–>Attempt • applying oneself to something not known to be within one’s ability • When there is a question as to the match-up of one’s abilities to the demands of a task, one may still elect to attempt to complete the task. However, sometimes a character will lose sight of the purpose of the task or underestimated his progress and actually complete the work while continuing to try beyond the point originally aimed at. Why does one beat a dead horse? Why does a billionaire struggle to earn one more million? • syn. try, uncertain undertaking, speculative endeavor, dubious effort, endeavor, unlikely venture