Then push just 5 to 10 percent further." David Goggins: Can't Hurt Me Recently I attempted my 3rd half marathon. So anxious to achieve my goal of completing one of these races in less than 2 hours, I had trained all summer. There were days when I didn't feel like getting to the gym or… Continue reading “Whether you are running on a treadmill or doing a set of push-ups, get to the point where you are so tired and in pain that your mind is begging you to stop.
Jon Meacham: Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power Thomas Jefferson sheltered himself from criticism, even from lifelong friends and colleagues like John Adams, in order to remain steadfast to his objectives and unchanged in his beliefs. Ambition is a good thing. Especially if it provokes action for good. The spotlight (acclaim) is good too, it is… Continue reading “Ambition creates a hunger for action and acclaim, and those who crave applause have a particular aversion to criticism.”
here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.” ― St. Therese of Lisieux A while ago, I read Story of a Soul, the Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux. She lived a short but beautiful life and teaches the world how to… Continue reading “Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice,
-Washington Irving My son, Christopher, turns 24 this week. My earliest memory of our relationship was when we were getting ready to leave the hospital after his birth. I had this incredible feeling of intense anquish; at that moment, I knew that he would leave me someday. This little person whom I fell in love… Continue reading ” There is an endearing tenderness in the love of a mother to her son that transcends all other affections of the heart.”
― Ronald Reagan A couple weeks ago, I visited the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi, California. I love these libraries. They capture a brief moment in history from the vantage point of an important world leader. Full disclosure - I'm a fan of this one! Ronald Reagan was a champion of people - of… Continue reading “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.”