Extraordinary Results
August 2010  Newsletter
Don't you dare give up!

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Ever have days where you feel like even though you've done the best you could it just doesn't feel like you've done enough?  Do you feel like giving up?

In a speech in October of 1941 Winston Churchill said "Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

I think that is beautiful. It is so easy to give up and give in.  Sometimes it just feels like the right thing to do. But is it? What if you gave it another shot?  What if you gave yourself another day? The answer may be just around the corner.

The best thing to do is to find someone who has experienced what you have and they have succeeded.  Find out what they did to keep going.  Perhaps it's a friend, teacher, parent, or a coach.  If they are where you want to be they are the person to ask for help.

And, please give up perfectionism! If you give up because you didn't do it perfectly that is a real shame.  There is no perfection this side of Heaven! Let go of perfection and strive for excellence.

August Confidence Action Step:

The next time you feel like giving up ask yourself, "Is this really what I want to do or is it the easy way out?  What is just one action I can take that has worked before?" Do that and watch your confidence come back.

August Organization Tip:
Have you tried to get organized before and it worked for awhile but now things are back to where they were? You may feel like giving up on organization. Don't!  You may not have use the right system for you or you may have not stuck with it long enough.  I have a ton of ideas/resources for you at my website that will help. Click here for great articles and issues of some of my past newsletters.  All the help you need is right there!

, what are you waiting for?

I want to hear you you keep going when you feel like quitting. Let me know at my blog.

Love & Confidence,


Personal Note

Family birthday dinner at Chris & Ashley's
With Sean & Micah

Birthday lunch with my wonderful friend, Wendy

July was my birthday month, yes, month! I figure, why not?!  Every year on my birthday I am amazed at how fast the last year went.  Time is just flying by. I figure let's celebrate life every chance we get! 

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