Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A pick me up

I couldn't be more exhausted today...

After being at the gym playing on my women's open league from 6:45 til almost midnight...coming home drenched in sweat and stink (from multiple hours of playing)...I jumped in the shower to wash away my worries...of course, my worries didn't go away since I knew I needed to be at work by 7:30 AM for an experiment...ugh...(leaving MAYBE 6 hours of sleep...if I was lucky to fall asleep quickly!)

So I finished my shower, dried my hair, had a little snack and some milk, and plopped my body in bed....

I hardly had the energy to even kiss my husband goodnight...it was that bad...I feel so old and decrepit after a long tournament night (we made it to the finals!) (and lost...) But I do love playing, just not the after effects on my body -->sore, hurt, bruised, scraped, out of alignment (i have back problems!) and the feeling that any movement whatsoever is WAY overrated!

So, today I look to inspirational/motivational/determination type quotes...

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.


Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.

He who hesitates is lost.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Winston Churchill

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can.
Jimmy Carter

The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Bannister

A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. Colin Powell
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
Denis Waitley

Hoping your day needs no "pick me ups", but if so, hope these helped!


  1. These are great! Just what I needed actually, thank you for making my day :)

  2. Aww, thanks for reading! Glad these little tidbits could help you out!