"Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit." — Napoleon Hill
Edison nailed it. So did Winston Churchill, Ray Kroc, Lao Tzu, Miyamoto Musashi, Andrew Carnegie, Donald Trump, Mark Victor Hansen, Bruce Jenner, Anthony Robbins and the list goes on.
My Taekwondo instructor, Master Sang Lee, was the first person to really emphasize the concept. The concept is throughout the martial arts - Indomitable Spirit. If you fall one thousand times, you get up one thousand and one.
The distractions in life have always been around in one form or another. However, today they come in at broadband or DSL speed. News hits us so fast it can make the head spin. We seem to every detail about every thing, person, politician, celebrity and sports star.
We're told everyday how difficult it is. The economy, the wars, the natural resources, the weather (ok Virginia climate change), the illegal immigrants, Barry Bonds and steroids in baseball.
I see so many people with a "Why bother" attitude. They're allowing themselves to feel like they have no chance. They've given up mentally and they QUIT! But not you, you're not the quitting type. That's why you're reading this right now. You understand that although life is not always easy, the alternative is not appealing.
This is a core value toward achieving anything you want in life - Never Give Up - Stay In The Game!
You can accomplish whatever you truly desire and commit to. Pursue your dreams to your fullest and I promise, the rewards will amaze you.
Until next time - Show Up, Suit Up & Step Up!