“If you have to eat a big ugly frog, you don’t want to look at it too long.”
A little boy spent most of the day walking around the block where he lived. Finally one of his neighbors asked him what he was doing.
“I’m running away from home,” the little boy said.
“How can you run away if you stay on the same block?” the neighbor asked.
The little boy answered, “I’m not allowed to cross the street.”
At times running away seems like a pretty good idea. I tried it a couple of times but I didn’t get very far. The truth is no matter where you go, there you are. Running away from a problem does not solve it.
Win, lose, or draw the best thing to do is stand up to whatever is in the way and take action.
On the subject of action, Winston Churchill had this to say, “I like things to happen; and if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen.”
Theodore Roosevelt said, “Get action. Do things; be sane; don’t fritter away your time; create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody; get action.”
Rocky Blier played football for the champion Pittsburgh Steelers. He was joyfully living his dream until he was drafted into the army and sent to Vietnam. An enemy grenade ripped off part of his foot.
Doctors told him he would never walk or run normally. They also told him his football career was over.
Rocky told the doctors they were wrong. He would walk and he would run. And if his football career was over, he preferred to find out on the playing field.
Rocky got back in shape. He learned to walk and run with what was left of his foot. He came back and once again played championship football for the Steelers. Rocky knew the difference between stewing and doing. He took action. Suppose it turned out that he couldn’t play football. In my opinion he would still be a winner because he had the courage to try.
It may not be a grenade blowing your foot off but sooner or later, life is going to clobber you. That’s for sure. So get clobbered chasing your dream. Every piece of you is going to be glad you tried.
Referring to matters of the heart Tennyson wrote, “It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”
Theodore Roosevelt got it right. He said, “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failures, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
STOP STEWING AND START DOING!
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
2 Timothy 1:7
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