Ripples v9.05: Gorilla Toughness
1/29/07: a free splash from Paul & The Ripples Project
It’s a little like wrestling a gorilla.
You don’t quit when you’re tired,
you quit when the gorilla’s tired.
-Robert Frost, submitted by Allison K., WI
Please help me WAVE to some new Ripplers:
student leaders at Mississippi University for Women &
the talented high school leaders they hosted at the
Hearin Leadership Conference this weekend.
Also, longtime Rippler Deb T., of Cudahy WI
mentioned Ripples on a listserv and several
credit union folks from around the country
subscribed, so a ripply WAVE to them too!!
Your toughness is made up of
equal parts persistence and experience.
You don’t so much outrun your opponents
as outlast and outsmart them,
and the toughest opponent of all
is the one inside your head.
-Joe Henderson, submitted by Rob G., Lewisburg PA
If you have recently given up on something (or someone), or are strongly considering throwing in the towel on a project that just isn’t progressing like you hoped, I dare you to be GORILLA TOUGH this week and give it one more solid push. Print out these quotes and tape them to your computer so you can hang in there. GO FOR IT!
p.s. I have a gift to give you soon that I hope you will enjoy! Imagine sitting by a peaceful pond listening to calm music….more details next week.