Do you ever have one of those dayswhen you feel weak and murky?Your legs drag. Your mind fogs.Your energy level is on empty.Your ability to function registers zero.Your only goal for the day is to stay in bed.Days like this happen.And when they do,give yourself permission tostop the world and get off.Give yourself time to regroup,recharge your batteries,and nurture your soul.Step outside, get some fresh air,think, ponder, meditate,and remind yourself that life isn’tabout reaching the mountain top.Happiness and personal growthoccur while you’re climbing.Each step is an accomplishment.Take time to enjoy the sceneryand give yourself credit for howfar you’ve climbed so … Continue reading DOES YOUR BATTERY NEED TO BE RECHARGED?
You will find little fulfillment in life if your goal is to survive. You will find greater fulfillment when you find something to live for. Fulfillment comes when you seek and discover life-changing experiences that help you grow as a person and stretch your boundaries mentally, socially, physically, and spiritually. Fulfillment is not merely something to be achieved but to be experienced by doing good. You increase your chances for fulfillment when you exercise discipline in your life to ensure that your priorities reflect your values. Perhaps the greatest secret to living a happy fulfilled life is to have a … Continue reading HOW TO HAVE A MORE FULFILLED LIFE: POINTS TO PONDER
You can have talent and you can have good looksbut if you don’t got GRIT you don’t havewhat it takes to get you to your goal.’Cause GRIT is doing what you have to doto get you where you wanna go.GRIT is stickin’ it out in the face of failure,persevering when obstacles block your path,standing strong when setbacks come your way.GRIT is staying in the game when everyoneelse is giving up, packing up, and going home.It’s the stubborn refusal to quit.It’s being knocked down five timesbut getting up six.When everyone else is saying, “I can’t,”GRIT is saying, “I can. I will.”It’s … Continue reading YOU GOTTA HAVE GRIT – IT WILL GET YOU TO YOUR GOAL
Oh the possibilitieswhen you dream.Oh the places you can go.Oh the things you can be.It doesn’t matter if you’re ten orone-hundred and three.You can dream.So reach up, reach high,reach far.Reach for the highest star.Pursue your dream.Never, never, give up.Upward, uphill climb.Little steps, big steps,one step at a time.You can do it.You can make it happen.But you must believe.Believe in yourself.Believe in your dream.And always remember,your dreams can come true. Continue reading YOUR DREAMS CAN COME TRUE
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?
You have one life to live.How do you want to live it?You have choices to make.What do you want to give it?Will you chase the rainbows?Will you wander distant hills?Will you seek adventure?Will you search for thrills?Make sure you have a dream.And enjoy what you do.Dare to be all you can be.And never give up on you.Be brave and take some risks.Refuse to follow the crowd.Do only what’s best for you.And make yourself quite proud.You have one life to live.How do you want to live it?You have choices to make.What do you want to give it? Continue reading YOU HAVE ONE LIFE TO LIVE
A lady in a faded gingham dress, and her husband, dressed in overalls walked timidly into Harvard University President’s Office and requested to talk with the president. The administrative assistant took one look at them and concluded that these two backwoods individuals were country hicks who would be a waste of the president’s time. She decided to discourage them and say that the president’s schedule was full all day. “We’ll wait,” the lady said. And for hours they sat there waiting. Finally, the frustrated assistant worked them into the president’s schedule, hoping he could get rid of them in a … Continue reading YES, YOU CAN JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER IF YOU LOOK DEEP ENOUGH
Itty Bitty Spider Climbed up the water spout. (If life gives you a mountain….climb it.) Down came the rain And washed the spider out. (Sometimes problems can knock us down.) Out came the sun And dried up all the rain. (Have faith…be patient…things will get better.) So Itty Bitty Spider Climbed up the spout again. (Never give up…persevere…you can do it.) Continue reading LIFE LESSONS FROM ITTY BITTY, THE SPIDER