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Monday Mottoes – #162

53082Winston Churchill, born into an aristocratic family, experienced his own fair share of struggles. As Lord Admiral of the British Navy during WWI, he took responsibility for the Battle of Gallipoli, a bold plan which the Navy did not implement, but resulted in his resignation. In his absence from political office, Churchill wrote about the Boer War and other political pieces, as well as painted. Yet, when Prime Minister Chamberlain was disgraced by Hitler, the British called for Churchill to return to power in 1940.

His is an outstanding story of grace under pressure, steely determination and calling for a Day of Prayer when the British troops were trapped at Dunkirk. The English Channel turned unusually calm and over three days’ time, approximately 350,000 troops were miraculously rescued by British merchant and naval ships, along with individual fishing and pleasure boats.

Churchill is known for many outstanding and pithy quotations and we will examine one today:continuouseffortnotstrength

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
~ Winston S. Churchill

How many of us have latent abilities yearning to be brought to the surface? It takes continuous effort. The potential need not be recognized nor nurtured by others, we must take responsibility for bringing that baby to the birth and then caring for it.

seizeToday is your day. And the next day. And the next day. Seize the time and make it work for you. Give it all you’ve got. The most intelligent or talented individual who does not keep at it will never compare to the one who makes the effort day after day.

Don’t shrink back. Happy Monday, everyone!
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