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Monday Mottoes – #213

no painYour ability to endure discomfort will take you far in everyday life, as well as helping you through any major challenges such as childbirth or having your wisdom teeth extracted, obtaining advanced degrees or landing a really big client or contract. Vince Lombardi was right: no pain, no gain.

Not that I’m a lover of pain any more than the next gal. But, truth be told, without exams and annual reviews, competitors and technological innovations, we tend to stay the same. No growth. No pushing for higher and better.

Often, we require something outside of ourselves to push us. Even better when we can pursue increasingly-difficult responsibilities on our own and be proactive in our targeted personal, professional, educational or physical  growth.

Which brings us to today’s motto:

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure Ipush through can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer

As CEO of Yahoo, Ms. Mayer’s got it right.

Look at a plant in a garden, or by the side of the road. You know it’s growing when it stretches beyond where it was previously. And so can we.

Happy Monday, everyone!


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