Perseverance

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“Work is finding yourself alone at the track when the weather kept everyone else indoors.  Work is pushing through the pain and crappy first drafts and prototypes.  It is ignoring whatever plaudits others are getting, and more importantly, ignoring whatever plaudits you may be getting.  Because there is work to be done.  Work doesn’t want to be good.  It is made so, despite the headwind.” ~ Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy

“I will persist until I succeed.  I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins.  I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd.  I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep.  The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.  I will persist until I succeed.” ~ Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World

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15 Quotes on Being Strong… And How Borrowing Strength Builds Weakness.

15 Quotes on Being Strong...  And How Borrowing Strength Builds Weakness.

Borrowing strength builds weakness is a concept that hit close to home with me with the passing of my 104 year old great-grandmother.   Her legacy for me was one of complaining less, doing as much as you can on your own, and loving more.  She endured more challenges in her life than most ever will and yet never stopped loving with every fiber of her being.  Her story and her legacy is one that will forever remain close to my heart.  You can read my full reflection on her legacy here.

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“No one ever achieved a goal by being interested in its achievement.  One must be committed.  In fact, in studying the source of people’s success, I’ve found that persistence overshadows even talent as the most valued and effective resource in creating and shaping the quality of life. Most people give up a maddening five feet from their goal!” ~ Anthony Robbins, Awaken the Giant Within

Grandmother says… Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee; “Which are you?”

Grandmother says… Carrots, Eggs, or Coffee; Which are you?

A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved a new one arose.

Her grandmother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil without saying a word.

In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her granddaughter, she asked, “Tell me what do you see?”

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The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery

The Rise by Sarah Lewis

By: Sarah Lewis

Book Overview:  The gift of failure is a riddle. Like the number zero, it will always be both a void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise—a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit—makes the case that many of our greatest triumphs come from understanding the importance of this mystery.

Post(s) Inspired by this Book:  Could a ‘Near Win’ be Better Than The Win?  /// Julie Moss’s Inspirational Near-Win in the 1982 Ironman

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The 70% Mindset—A Mental Adjustment That Will Help You Stay Consistent with Lifestyle Changes.

One Simple Mindset Trick to Help You Stay Consistent with Lifestyle Changes.

Staying consistent with a lifestyle change or healthy habit over the long run can be very difficult.

How many times have you started a new workout routine that you said you would be 100% committed to no matter what – only to find yourself quitting it a few months later?

…Or jumped on the latest dieting trend and decided you were going to follow it, ‘to the tee‘ so that you could get maximum results?

…Or set a new goal of reading for a half hour every day which never lasted?

Too many to count?  Yup, me too. Continue reading

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