Category Archives: Persistence

Make Mistakes Motivation – Imperfection = Opportunity.

There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in. -Leonard Cohen

Make It Happen

Jobs – Leadership

Churchill – Attitude

Churchill – Hell

“Man In Full” Motivation – The Story of Mike Powell

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1194725/index.htm “Man In Full”

“Invictus” Motivation by William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

Rocky Motivation – Life Hits Hard, Keep Getting Up

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. 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. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! Now if you know what you’re worth then go out and get what you’re worth.”  -Rocky Balboa –Rocky VI

Jay-Z Motivation – “So Ambitious”

PG excerpts from *Jay-Z – “So Ambitious”

This a special dedication,
I wanna thank you for the fuel,
No really thank you,

I felt so inspired by what my teacher said,
Said I’d either be dead or be a reefer head,
Now sure if thats how adults should speak ta kids,
Especially when the only thing I did was speak in class,
I teach his ass,

Motivation for me was them telling me what I could not be,
Oh well,
I’m so ambitious,
Hey im on a mission
No matter what the conditions,
Forget the personal issues
When you been what I been through,
Hey if you believe it,
Then you could conceive it.

I had to lace up my boots even harder,
Father is too far away to father,
Further-more of the kids either smoke reefer,
Or either move white, theres few writers in my cipher,
So they made lighter, my type a dreams seem dumb
They said wise up, how many guys a you see making it from here,
The world don’t like us, is that not clear, alright,
But I’m different, I can’t base what I’m gonna be off a what everybody isn’t,
They don’t listen, just whispering behind my back,
No vision, lack of ambition,
So wack!

I went from pauper to the President,
Every deal I ever made set precedent,
(People) thought I’d fall without old buddy,
Oh buddy, what I do is make more money,
Dear Teacher, your probably somewhere near a speaker,
I’m balling outta control, can you hear my sneakers?”

Got Guts?

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.”  -Dan Gable

“Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.”  -Chinese proverb