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Standing In Line

As with so many of the things that inspire me to start thinking around a topic, something popped up in my social feeds. In this case it was about how, as we live life, we are essentially standing in line. Standing in line for what? The person who presented this represented everyone as standing in line for entrance to heaven. The reality is that, depending on your belief system, it really is standing in line to die… and begin whatever adventure comes next. But there were some very relevant and valuable observations made about standing in that line and I wanted to expand on them a bit. Continue reading

REFUSE To Live On Your Knees

As much as it pains me to quote Rocky Balboa, the man had this right: “You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.” When you think about what was one of the most successful movies in the world, written by a “nobody” (which is what Stallone was at the time) and starring a “nobody” (same observation) and about a man nobody gave much credit to (Balboa), the statement reflects what made Balboa a great fighter: No matter how many times or how hard he was hit, he just kept coming back.  That, my friends, is how a successful life is built; is lived. Continue reading