Thought for Today ~ Seneca

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as does labor the body.” ~ Seneca 

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Something To Think About

To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

What is holding you back? In my experience, fear of the outcome is the stumbling block for vigorously stepping out in a new direction.

What if you you let go of your safety net and stepped out?

What if you took a chance and dared to vigorously go for your dream?

What if you failed? Do you have the courage, to get up, shake it off, and get started again?

Never Quit! Never Give UP!

Something to Think About

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

Can you remember a time where an outcome in your life was uncertain? This was a time when others may have told you to quit. You didn’t quit. You fought on and succeeded. Good for you. What was happening? Who was there? How did you feel when you succeeded?

Now, take that same energy and apply to your life today. Never quit. Never give up.

“Grin” A Poem About Mental Toughness by Robert W. Service

Grin

   If you’re up against a bruiser and you’re getting knocked about —

                                           Grin.

   If you’re feeling pretty groggy, and you’re licked beyond a doubt —

                                           Grin.

   Don’t let him see you’re funking, let him know with every clout,

   Though your face is battered to a pulp, your blooming heart is stout;

   Just stand upon your pins until the beggar knocks you out —

                                           And grin.

   This life’s a bally battle, and the same advice holds true

                                           Of grin.

   If you’re up against it badly, then it’s only one on you,

                                           So grin.

   If the future’s black as thunder, don’t let people see you’re blue;

   Just cultivate a cast-iron smile of joy the whole day through;

   If they call you “Little Sunshine”, wish that THEY’D no troubles, too —

                                           You may — grin.

   Rise up in the morning with the will that, smooth or rough,

                                           You’ll grin.

   Sink to sleep at midnight, and although you’re feeling tough,

                                           Yet grin.

   There’s nothing gained by whining, and you’re not that kind of stuff;

   You’re a fighter from away back, and you WON’T take a rebuff;

   Your trouble is that you don’t know when you have had enough —

                                           Don’t give in.

   If Fate should down you, just get up and take another cuff;

   You may bank on it that there is no philosophy like bluff,

                                           And grin.