August 7, 2002
In the last few Power Up Passages, weve talked about the importance of getting up each time you get knocked down. Weve also covered the significance of looking for ways to get better and systematically improve your performance by looking for the good in any bad situation or setback previously encountered. Now wed like to add the final piece to the power performance puzzle. That final piece is the get going again component.
With the hustle and bustle of every day living exacting its incremental toll on each of us, sometimes it seems like our old get up and go has got up and left. Fighting the good battle day in and day out can sap our strength and zap our energy. After getting knocked down one time too many, it is very tempting to simply submit and run up the white flag or toss in the towel. It is at these all important make or break moments when the real winners are separated from the pretenders.
The winners get up, get better and then get going again. Every single time! The pretenders, on the other hand, eventually give up and stay down for the count. A winner gets up each and every time he or she gets knocked down because that winner has habitually conditioned himself or herself for success.
A winner wins because he or she is committed to make the most of every minute of every day. A winner loves to put his or her best to the test. Really loves it, because he or she loves life and lives life to the hilt. A winner can hardly wait for another super charged day to dawn, because that new day provides the winner another opportunity to live his or her dreams. There is absolutely nothing better than finally realizing that you do indeed hold your dreams in your own hands. You can have, do and be anything you have ever wanted if youre willing to give life your best shot every day.
Get up, get better and then get going again and your life will get better than ever before. Then power up and go out and have a power packed, positively charged adventure today!
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