Sunday, January 30, 2011


If we are facing in the right direction,
all we have to do is keep on walking.
Buddhist Saying
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy
is that one comes from a strong will, and the other
from a strong won't.
Henry Ward Beecher
Perseverance is the hard work you do
after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Newt Gingrich
The race is not always to the swift,
but to those who keep on running.
Author unknown,
in reference to Ecclesiastes 9:11,
"I returned, and saw under the sun,
that the race is not to the swift,
nor the battle to the strong,
neither yet bread to the wise,
nor yet riches to men of understanding,
nor yet favour to men of skill;
but time and chance happeneth
to them all."
  To expect that any road you travel will be
a cake walk is not only naïve and foolish,
but is the fast track to failure. Not one of us is
 immune to the obstacles that life throws our
 way, but each of us does hold the power to
 choose what we do with whatever it is  that
 lands in our lap. 
 So what about you….do you give up when
 times are tough? Or do you pause to assess the
 obstacle and determine if you are being
 challenged with a test, a lesson or an opportunity
 that can lead to your growth and
 Let’s face it, we live in a society of instant
 gratification, and unfortunately it seems more
 and more people are treating their goals and
 dreams in this same manner. We want instant
 mastery, flawless performances and overnight
 success. The truth is, our true character and potential
are determined by how we deal with our
 obstacles. It is in these moments that we are
 required to step up or give up! 
You can't go through life quitting everything.
If you're going to achieve anything,
you've got to stick with something.
From the television show Family Matters
Most people never run far enough on their first wind
to find out they've got a second.
William James
"He not busy being born,
 is busy dying."
  Bob Dylan  

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