Saturday, January 30, 2016

Human Spirit - Always looking for a way (transcribed)

Les Brown
One of the things that we know about life
  is that it is always changing. 
Sometimes you’re up,
  sometimes you’re down.
Sometimes things go real well, 
  and sometimes they don’t. 
Sometimes you’re happy, 
  and sometimes you’re sad. 
Now that's that thing called... life. 

And when we begin to understand and know that, accepting that reality, that... 
that we will never ever have things just on an even keel all the time. 
That you are going to have some ups and you’re going to have some downs.

But during those down moments, 
  that's where the growth takes place… 
  that's where the work is. 

Anybody can feel good when they have their health, their bills are paid. 
Anybody can be positive then, 
  anybody can have a larger vision then, 
  anybody can have faith under those kinds of circumstances. 

See... but the real challenge... 
The real challenge of growth, 
  mentally, emotionally, spiritually, 
  comes when you get knocked down.

It takes courage to act. 
Part of being hungry when you have been defeated. 
It takes courage...
  to start over again. 
The power... to hold on in spite of everything, 
  the power to endure. 
This is the winners' quality. 

This is an opportunity for you to grow. 
You’ve got to be so relentless, 
regardless of what comes down the path, 
that you are always looking for a way to get over, 
Always looking for a way... that you can break through. 
Always looking for a way... that you can win.
Always looking for a way... that you can strike a telling blow. 

Decide that you are going to push yourself.
Most people won’t do that. 
Most people give up on themselves easily. 
You know the human spirit is powerful? 

There is nothing as powerful, 
it's hard to kill the human spirit. 
You have got to be willing to go against the tide, 
you’ve got to be willing to harness your will, and say 
“In spite of this, I’m in control here, 
I’m coming back, 
and I’ll be stronger 
and better because of it.”

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