#156: Doing the Impossible
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
People who know are aware that the bumblebee can not fly. Aerodynamically it's wings are too short and its body not streamlined enough. No, the bumblebee can't fly, at least according to the laws of flight, but it does.
Henry Ford's engineers told him repeatedly that they could not achieve his vision of creating a V-8 automobile engine. But he insisted and what the engineers said they could not do, they ultimately did when they built the first V-8 engine.
Throughout nature and history are countless tales of the impossible being achieved.
Even losing hundreds of pounds of weight. Just what some of our SP members are trying to do while others attempt to drop the last 10 or 20 "stubborn" pounds, all thinking at some point that they will never reach their goals.
But remember, a person who gives up is doomed to failure. There is no way to succeed if you refuse to keep trying.
Yesterday I wrote about world heavyweight boxing champion James J. Jeffries who had bouts of at least 22 rounds 213 times. Some of his fights went 24 and 25 rounds. During all of his bouts Jeffries could have stopped more than 5,000 times, and lost. He could have thrown away his resolve and quit. But he persevered, and won.
What we have to do to succeed in meeting our weight loss and fitness goals is twofold: first, BELIEVE WE CAN DO IT and second, PERSEVERE and NEVER GIVE UP.
The old adage remains true today: Quitters never win and winners never quit. Failures do not believe they can win. Successful people believe they can never lose.
Which are you?
By virtue of your joining SP, I believe YOU WILL BE A SUCCESS.
Do YOU believe it?