In the 1968 OlympicsTanzanian runner, John Akhwari,fell during the marathon race andseverely injured his leg.Olympic officials wanted himto drop out but he refused.In great pain, he hobbled on,one step a a time.An hour after other runnershad finished the raceAkhwari managed to somehowcross the finish line.The few spectators still in thestadium rose to their feet indisbelief and gave Akhwaria thunderous ovation.When asked why he didn’t quit,Akhwari simply replied,”My country did not send me hereto start the race.They sent me here to finish.”Take a moment to reflectand ask yourself this question:”What is one really important thingin your life you want to finish?”It’s … Continue reading WHAT IN LIFE DO YOU WANT TO FINISH?
Everyone seems to have their own definition of success. Yet, based on studies of people who are considered to have succeeded in life, successful people appear to have certain qualities in common. Here are seven qualities successful people have. They have a winning attitude. They are able to give their best at what they do because they expect the best of themselves. Their outlook is optimistic. The feel positive and confident about what they can accomplish. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, ”If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk If you can’t walk, then crawl. … Continue reading SEVEN QUALITIES OF PEOPLE WHO SUCCEED IN LIFE
Perseveranceis a big word, a very important word,but what does it mean?When you persevereyou maintain a purposein spite of difficulties, obstacles,or discouragement.You continue onward, steadfastly.You don’t give up.You keep going.Perseverance is strength, it’s power.It’s one of the most important qualitiesof people who succeed in life.Now look at the fifth line above again.Look at the word PURPOSE.That’s the SECRET to perseverance.People who PERSEVERE and SUCCEEDare those who have a STRONG,WELL-DEFINED sense of PURPOSE.They are PASSIONATE about whatthey want to accomplish, their goal.That’s the bottom line.If you want to SUCCEED at somethingmake sure you are very clear about your PURPOSEand be PASSIONATE about … Continue reading PERSEVERANCE LEADS TO SUCCESS
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