Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Challenges Are Good For The Soul

Those that read this blog know I love quotes. Short and simple, good quotes can say many things about anything in a short amount of space. Every issue, Men's Health places some quotes pertaining to their "theme" that runs current in each issue. This month's theme pertains to starting something new, an endeavor not easily or quickly accomplished that usually has benefits pertaining to one's physical, mental and spiritual well being. Starting new tasks or setting new goals can be scary, gratifying, stressful, joyful, disappointing, and hopefully rewarding. In my opinion, what stops many from partaking in this experience, or putting one off, is the fear of the unknown and failure. Yet it is exactly these reasons that a new endeavor can be so rewarding. Conquering fears and learning from our mistakes only allows us to grow as people. It allows us to develop a greater sense of who we are, and the part we play in the world. With that said here are the quotes from this issue I find inspiring, and hopefully they help or convince you to try something new.


* The status quo sits on society like fat on cold chicken soup and it's quite
content to be what it is. Unless someone comes along to stir things up there
just won't be change.
Abbie Hoffman

* It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the
consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
Josiah Stamp

* A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Duke Ellington

* You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else
is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Charles Bukowski

* All this will not be finished in the first hundred days. Nor will it be
finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration,
nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
John F. Kennedy

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