“We take some fellow named Joe and he’s walking down the street. And it’s never occurred to him… that he could do other than survive. Because that’s the truth! He’s immortal! Indestructible! The one thing he can lose, if he wants to lose it, is his personal memory. And he can’t lose that unless he wants to lose it. …
“A fellow walks up to him and says, ‘Well, Joe, you poor fellow, you’re kind of looking done in. I guess you’ve been working too hard over at the plant.’
“Joe would look at him and say, ‘What’s the matter with you!’
“‘Well, you’re just working too hard over at the plant. You ought to take it easy. You ought to take a rest. You ought to take these pills. You ought to duth-thua-thu-thau. And the liabilities of old age and survival and so forth and so on.’ …
“Joe will just stand there and say, ‘You’re nuts!’ That’s all. You would never under God’s green earth be able to convince him that: (1) he could get tired, (2) that he was perishable, (3) that there was any possibility of such a thing as overwork, (4) that anybody ever had to let up with effort, in addition (5) that you did something in order to get something for it. These factors would not be comprehensible to Joe. …
“Your being there is far superior to the form. Only when you have identified yourself with a perishable object can you yourself be perishable.”
“There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. “
Football Coach, Vince Lombardi
Your action for today is to think of a time when you gave it your all and didn’t succeed. And then you tried again and you did.
Have an extraordinary day!