A little bathroom wall inspiration (in the form of creative writing) for the day. Fear nothing! :)
“And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”
I enjoyed this quote from Rocky Balboa the first time I saw the movie, and I appreciate it even more now after getting my a** kicked by this f-ing blood disease, but still grinding along every day.
“Deliver to the world what you would buy if you were on the other end.”
~ Charlie Munger
Talent is god given. Be humble.
Fame is man given. Be grateful.
Conceit is self given. Be careful.
~ John Wooden
LeBron James is a basketball player who’s had a back problem and now does a lot of hard work just so he can play basketball. As a former business owner and consultant who has a rare blood disease and is working to get back to a regular 40-hour work week, I found this espn.com story about LBJ’s training regimen inspirational. Two good quotes:
- ...his thoughtful and ever-evolving approach toward training and recovery...
- “It’s every day. Around the clock every single day, working on my body.”
“Go out there and have huge dreams, then show up to work the next morning and relentlessly incrementally achieve them.”
~ from the book, How Google Works
“Courage doesn’t always roar.” I just found this image in a folder on one of my computers. I don’t remember where I took this photo, but I think I took it at a small restaurant in Boulder or Louisville, Colorado. The text comes from Mary Anne Radmacher.
“It Couldn’t Be Done,” a poem by Edgar Guest. Former Broncos head coach Red Miller passed away recently, and he said that this became his motto.
“A thousand days of training to develop, ten thousand days of training to polish.”
“It takes a thousand days to forge the spirit, and ten thousand days to polish it.”
~ These are two variations of a quote I saw today by Miyamoto Musashi