eRipples v2.37: Ripples of PERSISTENCE

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version 2.37 [Monday, September 11, 2000]


Always know in your heart that you are far bigger
than anything that can happen to you.
-Dan Zadra, submitted by Laura BonDurant


Don’t Quit

Don’t quit when the tide is lowest,
For it’s just about to turn;
Don’t quit over doubts and questions;
For there’s something you may learn.

Don’t quit when the night is darkest,
For it’s just a while ’til dawn;
Don’t quit when you’ve run the farthest,
For the race is almost won.

Don’t quit when the hill is steepest,
For your goal is almost nigh;
Don’t quit, for you’re not a failure
Until you fail to try.
-Jill Wolf, submitted by Jeanne Ludjack


I spent the weekend hanging out with some pretty remarkable leaders at
Rowan University in New Jersey, and some of our discussions included
exploring the frustrations of working with unmotivated people. It can be
sooooooo challenging when people aren’t as fired up as we are. Perhaps,
though, there is a fabulous opportunity to test our spirit when we
encounter these deflated souls: let’s see how motivated we really are!
Could it be that we need to be three times as excited, three times as
passionate, three times as persistent in our pursuits as we want those
around us to be? Give it a shot this week with 300% go-to-it-ness and see
what happens!

Peace to you,

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