Dad’s Quote of the Day

“People are like tea bags, they never know their own strength until they get into hot water.” – Armand J. Gariepy

Sometimes you are too close to see it.  In life, it takes perspective – time, experience or a friend or mentor who has both – to help you understand how strong you really are.  You are capable of so much more than you think you are.  But so are a lot of people.  You can do anything you want to.  That is the easy part.  It’s easy to do the things “we want to do.”  The hard part is getting yourself to do the things you don’t want to do.

There are a lot of talented people out there.  What makes you special?  People who accomplish great things in this world do things that others will not so that they can have a life that others cannot.  Following our passion unleashes our energy, but what do you do when the passion is not there?  It’s easy to get passionate on game day, but who gets passionate about abs or “leg day”?  Ab day takes intention.  It requires desire, grit and willingness.  Homework, studying, cleaning your room, doing the dishes, picking up after the dogs…the list goes on.

Hard work beats talent every time talent doesn’t work hard.  

Life demands work.  It’s not called work until it gets hard.  This doesn’t mean that it can’t be fun but it does mean that you have to get into the hot water.  You were created to do great things in this world.  So get into the water.  You’ll get used to it – trust me.

Love you guys


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