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<p>"A hero is no braver than anyone else; he's just braver five minutes longer."<br>
Ralph Waldo Emerson</p>
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<p>"To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing."<br>
Fred Shero</p>
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<p>..... as you can tell, I'm trying to rev myself up ...  this next one makes me smile because it's how I feel on a Long Run or ultra race and something not so fun is going on (like 90+F heat, a huge hill(s), rainstorms)  I just smile to myself and enjoy the challenge knowing I CAN do it and don't really mind and that everybody else has to do it too and they may have a craptastic attitude about it and lose merely due to their outlook, not their skill ...</p>
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<p>"When you have the attitude of a champion, you see adversity as your training partner."</p>
<p>Conor Gillen</p>
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<p>Now ... I just need to be able to apply this outlook to my real life and not let things get me down  ... why do I have basically no fear to attempt physical feats and challenges and embrace them as fun even when they hurt like hell and require inordinate amounts of training/time but balk at the thought of possible failure/rejection in other areas of life?   I'm such a chickenshit! </p>
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<p>inspire me with words of wisdom ...</p>
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<p>OR ... just post some of your favorite quotes that have nothing inspiring whatsoever ... bwaaahahahahaa  </p>
 

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<p>Sporti... this is my in my signature line on my work e-mail...</p>
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<p><em><span style="font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-family:arial;">"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. " </span></span></em><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-family:arial;">Thoreau</span></span></strong></p>
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<p>If you can fill the unforgiving minute</p>
<p>With sixty seconds' worth of distance run</p>
<p>Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it</p>
<p>And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!</p>
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<p>- Rudyard Kipling</p>
 

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<p>Some say the God's favorites have the hardest time - 50cent</p>
 

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<p><span style="float:right;">  <img alt="" src="http://thinkexist.com/i/sq/3star.gif" style="width:39px;height:7px;">   <img alt="I Like this quote" src="http://thinkexist.com/i/sq/ThumbsUp.gif" style="border:0px solid;width:12px;height:11px;"> <img alt="I dislike this quote" src="http://thinkexist.com/i/sq/ThumbsDwn.gif" style="border:0px solid;width:12px;height:11px;"></span><span class="sqq">“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ''Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.''”</span></p>
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<p>A former boss used to say, "The secret to sucess is low standards." </p>
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<p>When he said it, he was usually making a snide remark about another person's definition of their own "success."  But, from another point of view, it could also mean that we will always succeed if we set the bar low enough & maybe it's not so much about whether we succeed or fail but rather how high & hard we aim. </p>
 

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<p>Here's another one for you:</p>
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<p>"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."</p>
<p>~ Christopher Robin to Pooh</p>
 

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<p>And one more...</p>
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<p>"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy.  But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."</p>
<p>~ Jim Valvano</p>
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<p>"Your focus determines your reality."</p>
<p> some jedi knight on Star wars, haha ... Qui something or other!</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>coachie</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70176/i-need-some-inspiration-or-laughs-post-some-of-your-fave-quotes-here#post_1946181"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Sporti... this is my in my signature line on my work e-mail...</p>
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<p><em><span style="font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-family:arial;">"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. " </span></span></em><strong><span style="font-size:10pt;"><span style="font-family:arial;">Thoreau</span></span></strong></p>
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dad used to quote gunga din all the time  .... also by Rudyard Kipling,</p>
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<p>the 21st is the 2nd anniversary of dad's death  *sigh*  I miss him</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>clare</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70176/i-need-some-inspiration-or-laughs-post-some-of-your-fave-quotes-here#post_1946198"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>If you can fill the unforgiving minute</p>
<p>With sixty seconds' worth of distance run</p>
<p>Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it</p>
<p>And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!</p>
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<p>- Rudyard Kipling</p>
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cool outlook even knowing the original intent of the comment!!!</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Sputnik</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70176/i-need-some-inspiration-or-laughs-post-some-of-your-fave-quotes-here#post_1946227"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>A former boss used to say, "The secret to sucess is low standards." </p>
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<p>When he said it, he was usually making a snide remark about another person's definition of their own "success."  But, from another point of view, it could also mean that we will always succeed if we set the bar low enough & maybe it's not so much about whether we succeed or fail but rather how high & hard we aim. </p>
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<p>thanks theia, markalan, rlemert  ....  my attitude is being adjusted ... like a mental chiropracter is at work, haha</p>
 

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<p>ok ... here's a smartarse, funny one ...</p>
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<p>"I don't believe in a word to the wise --- it's the stupid people who need it."</p>
<p>Bone Mackan - Green Bay Packers</p>
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<p>"When it is all said and done, as a rule, more is said than done."</p>
<p>Lou Holtz - University of South Caroline football</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>SportiGrl</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70176/i-need-some-inspiration-or-laughs-post-some-of-your-fave-quotes-here#post_1946262"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-right:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-bottom:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p><br><br>
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<p>"Your focus determines your reality."</p>
<p> some jedi knight on Star wars, haha ... Qui something or other!</p>
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<p>These aren't the droids you're looking for.<br><br>
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<p><span style="font-size:14px;">Here ya go <strong>Sporti</strong> !</span></p>
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<p style="margin:0px 0px 13px 0px;text-align:center;line-height:17px;font:14px Verdana;color:#666666;"><span style="color:#800000;">The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become.</span></p>
<p style="margin:0px 0px 13px 0px;text-align:center;line-height:17px;font:13px Verdana;color:#830000;"><strong><span style="color:#000;"><span style="font:normal normal normal 14px/normal Verdana;">-</span></span><span style="font:normal normal normal 14px/normal Verdana;"><a href="http://www.wisdomquotes.com/003453.html" target="_blank"><span style="color:#000;"><span style="font:normal normal normal 13px/normal Verdana;text-decoration:underline;">W.E.B. DU BOIS</span></span></a></span></strong></p>
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<p style="margin:0px 0px 18px 0px;text-align:center;line-height:18px;font:12px Verdana;color:#333333;"><span style="color:#cc0099;"><span style="font-size:14px;">A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want.</span></span></p>
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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Theia</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/70176/i-need-some-inspiration-or-laughs-post-some-of-your-fave-quotes-here#post_1946260"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>And one more...</p>
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<p>"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy.  But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."</p>
<p>~ Jim Valvano</p>
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<p>I love this entire speech.  He gave it when he was about to die from Cancer at an Espy award show where the Jimmy V Foundation was announced and he was given an award.  The speech is worth watching/listening to in its entirety.  You can find it at Americanrhetoric.com  I watch it once every now and then.  I am amazed he was able to say as much as he did and with humor and poise under such circumstances.<br>
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<p>"Good things happen to those who wait, but only what's left behind by those who hustle." </p>
<p>Chuck Noll - Pittsburgh Steelers</p>
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<p>"If your work is not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm."</p>
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<p>"A committee is usually a group of the uniformed, appointed by the unwilling, to accomplish the unnecessary."<br>
Syd Thrift - chicago cubs</p>
 
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