Manifest Monday - Week 6

February 6, 2017

"Wake up determined, go to bed satisfied"

Even when we fall off track or things do not go as planned we can still get up the next day and begin again. To be stuck in failure is to believe that you cannot learn from it and move forward.

Prov 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again 

Motivational Monday: Week 6 - Staying on track

  1. Ulysses S. Grant - Came back after failing at West Point, drinking too much and failing at business
  2. Abraham Lincoln - Failed at business twice, a nervous breakdown, lost when he ran for Congress, lost twice when he ran for the Senate and lost as a vice presidential candidate. Was then elected the 16th president of the United States, led the country to reconciliation and won re-election. His leadership, political skill and outstanding speeches all contributed to his amazing comeback.
  3. Robert Downey Jr - An up and coming Hollywood actor, Downey lost it all through drugs and reckless decisions to re-emerge clean and sober with a respected career of countless movie hits.
  4. Steve Jobs - fired from his own company only to return and make it one of the most successful companies of the past decade.
  5. Mary Kay Ash - After 25 years she resigned in 1963 after being passed over for promotions even as men she trained rose through the ranks. Writing her advice books for women turned into a business plan for herself and Mary Kay Cosmetics were born.  "For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."
  6. Diana Nyad - First person to swim 110 miles from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage at age 64. She had tried and failed several other times after complications such as jellyfish and lightening strikes.
  7. Emilie Gossiaux - Could see but not hear, began her pursuit in art and was hit by an 18-wheeler on her bicycle, in a coma and told she would not recover and doctors wanted to donate her organs, but then she began moving her arm. Now blind, after a long rehab she returned to school to finish her undergraduate degree, winning an Award of Excellence from the Kennedy Center for performing arts 2 years after the accident that blinded her.
  8. J.K. Rowling - a divorced single mother on welfare when she came up with the idea for the Harry Potter stories. Walking her baby in its stroller until it fell asleep and rush to the nearest cafe to get out as many pages as she could before the baby woke.
  9. Helen Keller - Learned sign language, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, wrote 12 books and numerous articles. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.
  10. Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Diagnosed with asthma at a young age, yet discovered the ways to control her ailment. In 1984, she won the Olympic Silver Medal in the 7-event Heptathlon. In 1986, the first American woman to set a world record in a multi-event competition. In 1987, voted the Associated Press Athlete of the Year. In 1988, won two Olympic Gold Medals. Voted "The Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century.” by Sports Illustrated.

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