When you’re in a tight place

Posted by on March 30, 2009 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

Ah, heck! If everything in life was easy, life would be very boring. If events and trials were easy there’d be no honour and accomplishment in achieving them. It’s only in pushing to the point of quitting, then not quitting and pushing through that we extend our boundaries, grow and leave a meaningful legacy. A life lived in complete comfort is wasted. A race completed in complete comfort is not a success. Look at the faces of Olympic medallists just before the medal. Just before they cross the finish line. Just before the joy and elation of knowing they have gold. Those are not expressions of joy, relaxation and fun. Those are faces of pain, anguish and complete resilience. Only after that do we see the excitement, jubilation and celebration. They have these faces because they held on for that extra minute, second or split second. Their tide turned!

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