Never Quit Armstrong

In life, the moment we call it quit, we are ending our chances in getting what we truly love.  Yes, there is the right time to know when to stop but if we are talking about our passion and realizing it, there should be the determination to keep moving forward… If it didn’t work, be creative, seek assistance, and give it another strategic try until we finally get it right.

The remarkable Lance Armstrong shared the wisdom from his Mom (Linda Armstrong) that says: “Just give it your best and don’t quit.  Don’t ever quit.”

Who is Lance Armstrong?

He beat testicular cancer though the doctors said that his chance of survival is 40 to 50 percent and won Tour de France (one of the prestigious and hardest cycling races in the world and made an unbeaten record of seven consecutive times).  It was his passion to get on his bike and show to the world his endurance and his excellence in being an athlete but most importantly he was showing too that he can beat a deadly cancer which inspired a lot of people.

To quote what he said to The Associated Press, “Being able to have a job that I love immensely, yet then being able to use that job as a platform to speak about other things, bigger things, like the fight against cancer. We should all be so lucky.”

So let us work on our dreams “brick by brick” until we reach our full potential and we’ll be happy every single day; but we got to set our mind to: NEVER QUIT!

Overwhelming

Have you felt and lived an information overload life, work overload, too many too handle moments that living what you love becomes impossible? Pause and let us rewind, it is seriously wrong that you spent so many waking hours doing what you’re supposed to that doesn’t give fulfillment.

Get organized. Clean up. Prioritize.


Let us take your incoming e-mail as a scenario:

  1. Get organized. Look closely on what you’re focusing on to. Create a simple system that matters. Incoming here. Outgoing there.
  2. Clean up. Too much email subscription to subjects that doesn’t help you to your purpose, unsubscribe.
  3. Prioritize. Is it Urgent and Important? Do it! Is it Urgent but Not Important? Leave it!

Aim for a balance.

Randy Pausch called it “Romancing the BRICK WALL”

From the author of “The Last Lecture” who shared beautiful aphorisms in Chapter 16:

  • The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.
  • They’re there to stop the other people.
  • Brick walls are there for a reason.
  • They give us a chance to show how badly we want something.

You found your passion and you found your brick walls, so what are you going to do about it? Explain and elaborate the long excuses of why you just need to stop now and go for the unhappy-it’s-ok kind of job you’re in? Or emerge victorious and face the wall head on with wisdom, will, courage, and the greatest weapon of all your natural talent and desire of doing what you love.

Go on and just keep on pushing, failing, and trying again. The universe will finally figure out what you wanted after all and will soon give up to give you what you’ve always desired. Enjoy the journey while you break your brick wall. You can do it!

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