The School of Hard Knocks | I’ma die tryin’
Live free or die trying….what does that really mean? Simply put it means to never give up. When you give up is when they are putting you six feet under.
Here’s an excerpt from What Makes the Great, Great by Dennis Kimbro that sums it up quite nicely…
“When the Creator wants to educate a man or woman, He does not send his star pupil to the academy of social graces, but rather, He enrolls the candidate in the school of hard knocks. We are not aware of the power within us until we face great adversity. The world admires the man or woman who never flinches from unexpected difficulties, who calmly, patiently, and courageously grapples with his or her fate; who dies, if need be, at his or her post. Clear grit always commands respect.”
“Don’t let me ever hear you use the word ‘impossible.’ If I’ve learned anything over the course of my career, there’s no such thing as impossible. Overnight the impossible may not be possible. But over time, the impossible certainly becomes possible.” ~Earl Graves
“Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest surface, and the brightest thunderbolt is the one elicited from the darkest storm.” ~Charles Caleb Colton
Charles Kettering said, “No one would have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in the storm.”
Harvey MacKay said, “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.”
Mary Kay Ash said, “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”
Lets face it beautiful people, problems are the price of progress. The obstacles in life are intended to make us better, not bitter. Its been said that you can’t bring about change without confrontation. The biggest successes are the people who solve the biggest problems. Go solve some problems today and continue to take daily actions to live your life, passionately on purpose!
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