Month: September 2017 (Page 1 of 3)

Fatigue

“There is no royal road to science, and only those who do not dread the fatiguing climb of its steep paths have a chance of gaining its luminous summits.” –Karl Marx

Credit

Taking personal credit for God’s blessing on your life is like congratulating a reflector for the light it shines.

Bad Mood

If you let your bad mood control the day, then your bad day will yield a bad life, and your bad life will cause a bad mood.

Discipline yourself to act regardless of how you feel; and your disciplined actions will create good feelings.

Get to work, you’ll feel better.

Decision to Act

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do.*

“You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure , the process is its own reward.” —Amelia Earhart

*[Editors note: Except float.]

Bad Politicians

“A bad politician is one you disagree with.” –Winston Churchill

Death Ride

Several years ago I was in poor physical shape, low energy and flabby like a sack of flour. Inspired by Lance Armstrong and the Tour de France, I got a bike, bought some magazines, did some solo rides, did some ‘group’ rides, and then I heard about it— ‘The Death Ride’.

The Death Ride?!? It’s one-day, 129 miles in the California alps—the Sierra Nevada’s—crossing 5 mountain passes, 16,000 feet of altitude gain. Their mascot insignia is a skeleton on a bike. What a ludicrous challenge…intriguing. It attracted me. I wanted to do it, but it scared the crap out of me. Over time it became an obsession.

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Great Works

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” -Samuel Johnson

Preparation

Who knew that 35 years of living with monthly menstrual cycles was preparation for menopause?

Competitor

Author Jerry Jenkins wrote many ‘as told to’ autobiographies of great athletes such as Orel Hershiser, Walter Payton, among others. Jerry said a common denominator among the great athletes: they were all extremely competitive.

John Wooden said, “What is competitive greatness? It’s being at your best when your best is needed. It’s enjoying the challenge when things become difficult, even very difficult.”

Reticence

“Too often the strong silent man is silent because he doesn’t know what to say.” -Winston Churchill

 

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