Get Up…Chalk Up…Do It Again

Get Up…Chalk Up…Do It Again

You will get knocked down. You will fail. At some point (and several times for that matter) life will squarely kick you in the junk and bring you to your knees. So much so, it will seem like you don’t want to get back up…

Inspiring right?

But the important part is that no matter how weary, how desparate things may seem, how fruitless it seems to continue.

Pick yourself up…
Knock off the dirt…
Spit out the blood..

KEEP MOVING FORWARD…get up, chalk up, and do it again.
One of the best and most recent examples of this tenacious attitude and spirit was last week when Olympic medalist Nastia Liukin took a terrible fall on the uneven bars. With that fall her hopes for making the Olympic team also went with it. See below:   In 2008, she won several medals at the Beijing Olympics. But to me, she showed the heart of a champion when she got back up and finished after that horrific faceplant. She stayed on the ground for roughly 5 seconds. In that timeframe, the thought of calling it quits had to cross her mind. She was having a rough trials and must have known that her chances of making the team had all but diminished with the fall. But she didn’t, her tough lil ass got back on that bar. She got up… Chalked up… And did it again… Never quit. No one would have blamed her if she just walked away after taking that fall. Everyone would have thought she was too injured to continue. The only one who would have known the truth was Nastia. However, that wasn’t an option. She didn’t want to have to look in the mirror everyday of her life knowing she quit and walked away. She got up… Chalked up… And finished. Some days you’re the hammer, some days you’re the nail. Especially on those days you’re getting pounding keep fighting…it’s what will separate you from the others. In a world full of comfort and mediocrity, we need more people who choose the hard life. Those who feel the stifling heat in the summer and embrace the bitter cold of winter. Never complaining…never quitting. “It ain’t about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward…that’s how winning is done” I just found a new sports hero. I hope her example shines a magnificently bright light for you all to follow as well.  

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