Ripples #699: Brick Walls.
For our tribe of 31,811 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
When the world says, “Give up.”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
-source unknown, submitted by Angela in Mississauga, Ontario
The brick walls are there for a reason.
The brick walls are not there to keep us out.
The brick walls are there to give us a chance
to show us how badly we want something.
Because the brick walls are there to stop
the people who don’t want it badly enough.
They’re there to stop the other people.
-Randy Pausch, submitted by Sarah in Fond du Lac, WI
I often joke with my buddies who work in campus recreational sports that the reason I don’t do weight training as part of my fitness routines is that the dumbbells are just too heavy–if they were lighter, I’d lift weights every day! Of course, if the weights were light then they really wouldn’t help me maintain/build muscles.
Whether you’re facing a brick wall or some heavy weights, now isn’t the time for giving up. Now is the time to take a few breaths and either take a running start and scamper up the wall OR stretch your muscles and do the heavy lifting (but some free extra advice: don’t try to tackle the brick wall while lifting the weights–that just seems dangerous).
But seriously, you’re a tougher gal/guy than you realize, and I think this should be the week to face the wall or the weights and you’ll be better and stronger next week. #GoForIt