Updated: Aug 5, 2019
"What you think, you become." - Buddha (A sheltered prince whose mother died a week after his birth. He left his kingdom, his wife and his son to lead an ascetic life. Then he gave up the extremism of the ascetics and aimed for balance. He called his teachings "The Middle Way".)
"Whether you believe you can or believe you can't, you're right." - Henry Ford (The son of farmers. Brought the automobile to the masses. Went bankrupt (twice) before his dream took off.)
"I don't count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting because they're the only ones that count." -Muhammad Ali (Widely considered the greatest boxer of all time. Stripped of his title in 1966, at the peak of his career, after being found guilty of draft evasion and could not compete in boxing for 4 years. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction in 1971.)
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt (an asthmatic and sickly child who was advised to take up a desk job due to his serious heart condition. He chose to be a boxer, a rower, a hiker, a mountain climber, an explorer, a soldier and President of the United States instead.)
We could go on and on, but the point has most likely been made by now has it not?
Each person who inspires us faces hardship, owns it and moves with it, through it, around it or destroys it in order to stand above it.
Their commitment to their bodies and their minds gave them the power to do great things.
What commitment do you have? What words and ideas and action do you use to get through the inevitable challenges of life? What's your mindset? What's your action plan?
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