Why Not You

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Someone will obliterate the status quo.

Someone will rise above what’s common and take hold of what could be.

They’ll discover the outer reaches of their capabilities,

Breaking the glass ceiling,

As the rest of us watch in wonder.

 

Why Not You?

 

Someone out there won’t be confined by boundaries drawn for them by someone else.

They won’t be stopped by the word no.

They won’t be limited by adversity or fear.

They’ll rise against the odds, in spite of very real obstacles,

And will inspire those of us following steps behind.

 

Why Not You?

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Are You Serious?!

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Two years ago, my friend David was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. One week, he seemed to be well. The next, he was fighting for his life in a way that affected everything he did. He ate differently. He slept differently. He sought the help of experts and studied every book he could get his hands on. It was a very serious situation and it spilled out into all parts of his life. I watched closely as he faced it head on, no excuses or complaints – just a ton of action that would give him the very best shot at living.

 

I’m grateful to say that David was one of the lucky ones. He won his battle and today, he’s cancer free. But the process marked him in a profound and enviable way. Since then, I swear I’ve never seen anyone approach a day with more boldness, resolve and focus. He’s constantly pushing himself and anyone around him beyond the boundaries of what’s expected and easy. He doesn’t just take life as it comes…He works at living well.

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Sparing Yourself The Storm

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I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but it can’t make up its mind here in Tennessee. One day it’s warm and beautiful. The next, it’s chilly and gray.

 

Last week, we had a string of moderate days and that lulled me into thinking the storms were behind us. In fact, it was nice enough outside when I left my house that I left my umbrella and coat behind, confident I wouldn’t need them.

 

I made a quick stop for some takeout on my way in to write and by the time I got back in my car, the clouds were turning darker. I started to wonder if I’d made a mistake. Five minutes later, there was no doubt – I had. By the time I got to my office, it was raining one of those icy, cold sleets that stops all traffic, but robs you of a snowman.

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Chasing The Feeling, Instead Of The Dream

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The first few weeks of January are the strangest days of the year. You could get a mean case of whiplash if you’re not careful. You’ve just come from the holiday weeks, intentionally slowing down and enjoying your family and friends. You play games and take naps. Heck, you might even see a movie or read a book! WHAT?! That’s crazy talk!

 

It was the most wonderful time of the year. Hope you liked it because that’s all over now. January’s here and it’s time to pay the piper. You have to work twice as hard to make up all the work you’ve missed. You have to eat half as much and move twice as fast to work off all the fun stuff you ate.

 

For as many years as I can remember, I’ve used the first couple of weeks of the New Year to chart a course for world domination within the next 12 months. And I would have done it again this year…if not for what happened on Christmas Eve.

 

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