We All Have The Ability To Be Stronger

Having determination will always help you advance through life and help you make decisions based on what is best for you. It helps you stay focused and reassures your need to succeed. Sometimes, when we feel like we have reached our limit, we need to ignore the signs of weakness and find our inner strength. What drives us to go beyond that limitation is uniquely different for each individual. 

You may well have heard the tale of Susan Boyle, a middle-aged woman of unremarkable appearance from a modest hamlet in Britain. In 1995, Susan auditioned as a singer on a 'Star Search'-like British TV show ('My Kind of People'), only to be shamelessly mocked and insulted. When Susan recently auditioned and was selected to appear - 14 years later - on 'Britain's Got Talent', she defied expectation and literally moved the audience and judges to tears with an exhilarating rendition of "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables. People all over the world are wearing T-shirts of Susan, Larry King interviewed her, Hollywood wants to make a film with her, Oprah has invited her as a guest on her TV show, and Elaine Page, Susan's hero, wants to perform a duet with her.

Chris Gardner's story of trial and disappointment is well-chronicled in the film "Pursuit of Happiness". Frustrated in his quest to become a stock broker, Chris' circumstance went from bad to worse during a 10-month interview process with a San Francisco-based firm. His girlfriend ran off with their only son and all Chris' belongings. Soon thereafter, Chris found himself penniless, and jailed for ten days for unpaid parking fines, only to be released the day before his final interview. Chris showed up for this crucial meeting in dirty jeans and a t-shirt, openly admitting the truth of having lost his son, being broke and released from jail one day earlier, and without a home. To his amazement, the interviewer was sympathetic, having endured a painful divorce, and immediately put Chris in the company's training program. His son was soon returned to him, and together they survived on the streets, later finding the means to live in a $10-a-night motel. Years later, having passed his broker's exam and working for a major brokerage house, Chris struck out on his own, securing major clients and never looking back.

I believe we all have the ability to be stronger when the need arises. Of course, it's much easier to say you can't do it anymore than to push yourself just a little more. 

I remember reading the famous poem that a father wrote to his son called, "Get Up and Win the Race." It's about a boy who was running in a race with other stronger competitors. Each one of them was able to sprint through the race, passing one another with ease. Unfortunately, the young boy kept tripping and falling but could only hear what his dad would be saying from the sidelines, "Don't quit son, just get up and win the race." Each time he would fall, his father's voice was loud and clear in his head pushing him to continue until he reached the finish line. 

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