I know it can be easy to get sucked into the day to day responsibilities of life; it happens to the best of us. I feel like I have rewritten my story about 50+ times now.
Each time I step back and readjust I realize the growth occurring. Some growth hurts, it hurts badly, but nonetheless there is growth.
One thing that is so important is WE get to write OUR story. No one else is writing our story, it may feel like it when you feel you are forced into certain situations. Gain back the control.
I watch Leo each day try new things (he is 14 mos.!), right now everything is “HOT”. For whatever reason he has latched onto the word HOT. (I think when I was cooking I made a huge impact when I told him the stove was hot, LOL!)
What I love about watching him is that he never gives up, he may voice his frustration, but he keeps trying new things each day.
We all go through a million different things but we can use each situation as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Do we get stuck because it got hard, or do we find another way?
I wanted to share some stories you may have heard of, they are worth telling again.
They are stories of perseverance.
I read most mornings. Yes, I get up a little earlier than I would like, but I have never regretted a morning I didn’t hit snooze. The house is so quiet, it’s my time.
I like to read things that are going to make me better. So here are some quick stories that I thought might inspire you!
Take a look:
A young engineer named Soichiro wanted a certain engineering job at Toyota, and he was very upset he didn’t get it. So, he left and started a brand using his last name: Honda.
Tom was told he was ‘too stupid to learn anything’ but Mr. Edison did invent the first light bulb along with at least 1,093 other things.
Steve was rejected from the University of Southern California three times, and eventually dropped out of another college. He created a few movies you might have seen like Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones.
Akio’s company was so broke they started making rice cookers that didn’t work very well at all, but after many years of barely keeping the lights on, Sony found their niche.
Vincent only sold one painting during his lifetime and was a true starving artist, but today Van Gogh’s paintings together are worth billions.
I am grateful these people didn’t give up and I hope you don’t give up either. You are writing your story. I hope you choose courage, curiosity and persistence.
Everyone goes through adversity, turn yours into opportunity.
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