Determination

21 08 2009

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“The difference between the unattainable and the attainable lies in a person’s determination”





Think About It

20 08 2009

“Morale is when your hands and feet keep on working when your head simply says it can’t be done.” -Author Unknown





Famous Person Fact – Sigmund Freud

15 08 2009

Fact: Sigmund Freud was booed from the podium the first time he presented his ideas to the scientific community.

Today: He continued to write and study and today he is a known as a world famous neurologist and psychologist.  He is best known for his theories of the unconcious mind, his theory of transference in the therapeutic relationship, and the interpretation of dreams as sources of insight into unconscious desires.





Think About It

12 08 2009

“Pain is temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  If I quit, however, it lasts forever.” -Lance Armstrong, Professional Cyclist & 7-Time Tour de France Champion





Think About It

11 08 2009

“You have a choice.  You can throw in the towel, or you can use it to wipe the sweat off of your face.” -Gatorade Commercial





Everyday Hero – A Fisherman’s Tale

7 08 2009

Summary: If you have not heard the story of Clay Dyer before, you need to.  For reasons doctors cannot explain, Clay was born without his legs or left arm and has only an appendage for a right arm.  But that does not stop him from doing what he loves to do – fish.  He refuses to use any special equipment because he wants to do what everyone else does, the way they do it, and does not want to be treated differently.

My turn: I am a fisherman myself and I understand how difficult it can be to tie your line, change lures, and unhook a fish.  Clay goes out there and does this with only one appendage and has to use his tongue and teeth to bait his hook and do what I do with two perfectly working hands.  I love this story because it shows someone who does what they love no matter what the circumstances!

Your turn: Do you have a similar story to share?  If so, let me know!  What do you think of this story?  Any opinions?

Want to learn more about Clay?  Visit his site:

http://www.smgoutdoors.com/claydyer.html





Determination – University Of Virginia Health System

6 08 2009

A different video about determination.





A Creed To Live By

5 08 2009

Author Unknown

Don’t undermine your worth by comparing
yourself with others,

It is because we are different that each
of us is special.

Don’t set your goals by what other people
deem important,

Only you know what is best for you.

Don’t take for granted the things closest
to your heart

Cling to that as you would your life, for without
them life is meaningless.

Don’t let your life slip through your fingers by living
in the past or the future.

By living your life one day at a time, you live all the
days of your life.

Don’t give up when you still have something to give

Nothing is really over … until the moment
you stop trying.

Don’t be afraid to admit that you are less
than perfect,

It is the fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don’t be afraid to encounter risks,

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don’t shut love out of your life by saying it’s
impossible to find.

The quickest way to receive love is to give love.

The fastest way to lose love is to hold on too tightly,

And the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don’t dismiss your Dreams. To be without
dreams is to be without hope.

To be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don’t run through life so fast that you forget
where you’ve been,

But also know where you’re going.

Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
every step of the way.





Think About It

5 08 2009

“When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening any more.” -Florence Griffith-Joyner, Runner, Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist





Never Stop

3 08 2009

I do not believe this video was created by the LIVESTRONG organization, but it is a great video nevertheless.  Check it out!