September 16, 2021
“The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying.”
John C. Maxwell
I am afraid too many of us give up doing the things we could do to make us happy. I know that many times the brightest days lay just over the hill but we will not bask in the sunshine unless we climb the hill. I know in my case I often got bogged down in my efforts, often not knowing what to do next but perserverance led to success.
If we don’t quit great things can happen. Here are some thoughts I took from a recent article written by Jon Gordon for you to consider.
5 WAYS TO KEEP GOING
1) Keep your Vision Alive: It’s so important to keep looking forward and seeing the future you want to create. If you can see it you’ll keep moving towards it.
2) Fuel up with Purpose: There will be many times you want to give up but always remember that your purpose is greater than your challenges. It is the ultimate fuel for a meaningful journey. It gives you meaning and mission which helps you overcome adversity and avoid burnout.
3) Believe the Best is Yet to Come: We don’t give up because it’s hard. We give up because we get discouraged. No matter what challenges you face along the way keep encouraging yourself. Maintain hope. Believe the best is yet to come. If you believe in what you are doing and know that this is what you truly want, then keep believing it will happen.
4) Focus on the Process, not the Outcome: There will be many times where the outcome is not looking good. You may not be hitting the numbers you want or getting the results you desire. The key is to focus on the process and just work to get better each day.
5) Trust in a Bigger Plan: Sometimes when all hope seems lost and you feel like there is nothing more you can do; I believe you can do something that will help everything. You can pray and trust in a bigger plan for your life.
So don’t give up! Keep going! Because, you’ll be better for it and so will the people you impact along the way. I’m rooting for you!
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up.”
“You Know You Work In Corporate America If:”
You’ve sat at the same desk for 4 years and worked for three different companies.
Your resume is on a diskette in your pocket.
The company logo on your badge is drawn on a post-it note.
When someone asks about what you do for a living, you lie.
You get really excited about a 2% pay raise.
You learn about your layoff on CNN.
Your biggest loss from a system crash is that you lose your best jokes.
You sit in a cubicle smaller than your bedroom closet.
You think lunch is just a meeting to which you drive.
It’s dark when you drive to and from work.
“Communication” is something your group is having problems with.
You see a good looking person and know it is a visitor.
Free food left over from meetings is your main staple.
Weekends are those days your spouse makes you stay home from work.
Being sick is defined as can’t walk or you’re in the hospital.
You’re already late on the assignment you just got.
Dilbert cartoons hang outside every cube.
Your boss’ favorite lines are “when you get a few minutes,” “in your spare time,” “when you’re freed up,” and “I have an opportunity for you.”
Vacation is something you roll over to next year or a check you get every January.
Your relatives and family describe your job as “works with computers.”
Change is the norm.
The only reason you recognize your kids is because their pictures are hanging in your cube.
You only have makeup for fluorescent lighting.
You read this entire list and understood it.
The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
While in Atlanta on vacation, Little Johnny’s Daddy took one afternoon to see historic sites downtown.
Two young families were also in line to the see the sites. Little Johnny struck up a conversation with one of the boys in line.
“My name is Kilroy. What’s yours?” asked the first boy.
“My Daddy’s an accountant. What does your Pop do for a living?” asked.
Little Johnny replied, “My Daddy’s a lawyer.”
“Honest?” asked Kilroy.
Johnny replied, “No, just the regular kind.”
Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.
Moshe and Miriam, a young orthodox married couple, were expecting their first baby. Unfortunately, Miriam’s water broke on Shabbos and they had no choice but to call for a taxi to take them to the hospital’s maternity ward. Because Moshe wanted to try and minimize the Shabbos violation, he told the dispatcher that he must send them only a non-Jewish driver. The taxi quickly arrived, but when Moshe and Miriam were getting in, they overheard the dispatcher on the two-way radio ask the driver, “Have you picked up the anti-semites yet?”
Why are you “in” a movie, but you’re “on” TV?
A father in a hurry taking his 8-year-old son to school, makes a turn at a red light where it isn’t allowed.
“Uh-oh, I just made an illegal turn!” the man said.
“That’s OK Dad,” the son says, “The police car right behind us did the same thing.”
“People will forget what you say, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
A widower who never paid any attention to his wife while she was alive now found himself missing her desperately. He went to a psychic to see if he could contact his late wife.
The psychic went into a trance. A strange breeze wafted through the darkened room, and suddenly, the man heard the unmistakable voice of his dearly departed wife.
“Honey!” he cried. “Is that you?”
“Yes, my husband.”
“Are you happy?”
“Yes, my husband.”
“Happier than you were with me?”
“Yes, my husband.”
“Then Heaven must be an amazing place!”
“I’m not in Heaven, dear.”
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.”
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