September 1, 2011
"The place where you made your stand never mattered. Only that you were there... and still on your feet." Stephen King
The clouds have finally parted.
The rain has stopped falling.
The sky is at last starting to clear.
And you're still on your feet.
The storm has run its course.
The darkness has lifted.
The torrent has subsided.
And you're still there.
You might have been staggered.
You may have been stymied.
You might have been shaken right to your core.
But you stood firm.
You stood fast.
You stood your ground.
And you're still standing through it all.
"Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm." Abraham Lincoln
Standing firm takes courage. Standing strong takes tenacity. Standing up for what you know is right takes every ounce of grit and determination you can muster. And is without a doubt one of the toughest challenges you will ever face.
It's easy to give ground when things are falling apart. It's easy to back up when things aren't going your way. It's easy to run for cover when adversity comes knocking at your door. But life's winners never look for the easy way out. And neither will you.
The next time a problem rocks your world, I want you to stand your ground. Don't back up. Don't back away. And for goodness sake, don't back down. Instead, I want you to stand up. Stand strong. Stand for something special.
And stand like a rock.
"In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
When you take a stand, you draw a line in the sand; a line that defines what you are all about. This line is about your principles. It's about your beliefs. It's about everything you hold close to your heart. And it's a line you must defend with all of your strength, all of your honor, and all of your might.
You cannot allow anyone or anything to cross over that demarcation line.
When trouble lurks, don't give ground.
When problems pile up, don't give in.
When difficulties attempt to overwhelm you, don't give an inch.
Right then, right there, you need to dig in. Get tough. Grit your teeth and bear down.
And defend your turf.
"Every sunset is also a sunrise. It all depends on where you stand." Karl Schmidt
You will discover that it is a lot easier to stand strong when you know what you want, when you know what you believe. You need to establish what you want out of life, and even more importantly, what you are willing to do to get what you want. What kind of effort are you willing to give? What kind of commitment are you prepared to make? What kind of line in the sand are you willing to defend at all costs?
Once you determine what you stand for - and what you won't stand for as well - you develop a never say die attitude that cannot be defeated, that cannot be toppled; that can withstand anything the world throws your direction.
By taking a stand, you become unbeatable. You become unflappable. You become unstoppable.
You will still be standing when others have fallen. You will still be fighting when others have run up the white flag. You will still be going when others have gone home.
You will still be there.
You will still be strong.
You will still be standing.
And still having the time of your life.
Power Pointer: Don't stand still. Stand for something amazing.
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