DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

Do you ever have one of those dayswhen you want to give up?You want to throw in the toweland say, “Enough is enough. I give up.I just want the world to stopand I want to get off.I just don’t feel like fighting any more.I’ve had it. I give up.”I was having one of those dayswhen I happened to see a story aboutthe Jimmy V Award for Perseverance.Jimmy Valvano, basketball coachat North Carolina State University, was ina battle with adenocarcinoma (cancer).In a speech at the 1993 ESPY Awardsceremony and before a nationwidetelevision audience, he brought a howlingteary-eyed Madison Square Gardenaudience to … Continue reading DO YOU EVER FEEL LIKE GIVING UP?

IS SUCCESS A MATTER OF EFFORT OR ACHIEVEMENT?

There’s a tendency to alwaysdefine success based on achievement.People focus on the end result.They like to see the “finished product.”But is that all there is to success?Putting a man on the moonis a tremendous achievement,but what about all the years of effortit took to get him there?The birth of a baby is a great eventand everyone lauds the baby’s charm,but what about the nine monthsthat the mother carried the babyand the labor pain she endured?Sitting down in someone ‘s homeand enjoying a wonderful mealresults in compliments about the food,but what about all the planning, shopping,cooking and presentation it tookto get … Continue reading IS SUCCESS A MATTER OF EFFORT OR ACHIEVEMENT?