Well. This is a new one.  I am not much for poetry.  But, I came across this reading a motivational piece about football.  It caught my attention as we get into the NFL playoffs.  Oh well, the Eagles are again watching on TV.  Maybe next year (said that before).


It’s the steady, constant driving,
To the goal for which you’re striving,
Not the speed with which you travel,
That will make the victory sure.

It’s the everlasting gaining,
Without whimper or complaining,
At the burdens you are bearing,
Or the woes you must endure.

It’s the holding to a purpose,
And the never giving in;
It’s the cutting down the distance,
By the little that you win.

It’s the iron will to do it,
And the steady sticking to it,
So, whatever your task, go to it,
And life’s purpose you will win.

Author Unknown

Now let’s get some motivation and inspiration from one of the great leaders in history. In the early days of the war England was at the low point of its long history. But they had a leader, Sir Winston Churchill.  During the bombing of London, he would defiantly stand outside and curse the Nazi aircraft.

Winston Churchill addressed the students of Harrow School on October 29, 1941. The British prime minister visited the school fewer than six weeks before the United States would enter World War II. Churchill spoke only one year after Britain had victoriously defended itself against the relentless Luftwaffe bombing of London. But for English bravery, the battle of Brittain could have ended the war before America joined it.

Speaking to the students, Sir Winston said:

“The pessimist sees the problems in every opportunity. Whereas the optimist sees the opportunity in every problem”

“Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense”

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