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Monday Mottoes – #211

christopher-columbus-3Today, in many parts of the Americas, it’s Columbus Day, commemorating the discovery of the New World in 1492. That was 525 years ago-! The Italian explorer from Genoa/Genova, Cristoforo Colombo, sailed on behalf of Spain.

Nowadays, it might mean a day off from work, or a day of shopping special sales. Not so many consider the persistance and perseverance of the sailors of long ago, crossing the seas in their small sailing ships. It took 32 days before Columbus reached land… and that land was not America! He touched down on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean and until the day he died, felt that he had discovered India.

Columbus went on to make multiple trips to the New World, all after the age of 40. Today’s columbusquote comes from him, highlighting his laser-like focus in his mission:

“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” ~Christopher Columbus

That says it: keep moving forward. Don’t let the detours get you down.

Happy Monday, everyone!

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