Thursday, July 23, 2009

Impossible Is Nothing

To all of us who're having tough times. To Landyn, and Mirrorboy, and James, and all the bloggers who need words of courage and motivation - these words are for you:

1. It's not what you drive, it's what drives you.

2. It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.

- a. I believe I can!!! They have doubted me . . .

- b. But I believed in myself!!!

- c. The conclusion . . . vindication!!! I knew I could do it!!!

3. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.

4. If I see it, then I can; if it changes, then I will adapt; if I make mistakes, then I will learn.

5. Life is digital, drive for excellence.

6. Dare to be different.

These words were bestowed upon me by a friend I recently met online (not a blogger) whose full name I still don't know. He was kicked out of his house and fired from his job at 18. After blowing through his savings and his credit cards, he worked 2 jobs for a year in order to improve his credit and have enough saved for university.

He taped those words on his door and looked at them everyday to motivate himself. He did the impossible: he rose out of an incredibly difficult situation and has succeeded. We all have the capacity to do the same.


Anonymous said...

Thanks Aek, this means a lot. I'm gonna tear up now. :')

Anonymous said...

Horray !! Pls give me a hug **

Tyler said...

very nice. how about:

"im not slouching! my brain is weighing my head down!"

lol.... my grandfather said that

ps- better hope Nike does come running (lol no pun inteded) after you

Aek said...

James: Any time. :)

Anonymous: *Hugs* How was that?

Tyler: Nice. My grandpa always says, "Stand up tall, be proud, look forward." Granted, he says all that in Chinese.

If Nike comes running after me, I'm going to have to disappoint them and credit my pseudo-anonymous online friend. :P