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Day 2555: My Best Friend Perseverance

Perseverance is everything – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12 : 42  PM on day 2555 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray,  have breakfast, read Psalm 128:2  and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $3 452 only $9 048 more to raise by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot .

 

Today I was reminded that perseverance is everything I live in the knowledge that if I choose not to quit (even when I feel like quitting) I will somehow eventually succeed.

Day 2528: Overriding immature Feelings

At times when you don’t see the fruits of your labour override your immature feelings and keep working – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 12 : 51  PM on day 2528 of my journey towards independence and I managed to pray, read James 1:2-4,  have breakfast and promote my 50 New Feet Campaign benefiting MiracleFeet – raised to $2 875 only $9 625 more to raise  by June 17, 2018 to help 50 kids with clubfoot.

 

Today I realized that the decision we make to override our immature feelings and keep working when we don’t see results is perhaps the most important decision we will ever make while we are striving to achieving our goals,

 

Day 1734: To quit or to carry on?

Even when you feel like quitting carry on – that’s my message to the world.

 

It’s 1 : 33  PM on day 1734 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray,  read Micah 2, publish my Disability of the Day feature,   learn one new thing –Koalas have an oddly small brain, with nearly half of the cranial cavity filled with fluid. “There’s no creature on Earth with a brain so aberrant,” one scientist said. If the shriveled brain were not well cushioned by membranous tissue, it would rattle around like a seed in a pod. – feed myself egg with bread for breakfast, go shopping and go visit family.

 

Yesterday I had a really rough day I just wanted to curl up into a ball and lie on my bed forever but I woke up today ready to start again I think carrying on when you feel like quitting is the most important key to success.

Day 1583: The Difference Between Champions and Non-Champions

Anyone can quit when times get tough but it is a mark of champion to carry on when you feel like quitting   – that’s what I keep realizing.

 

It’s 12 : 00 PM on day 1583 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  brush my teeth,  pray,  read Isaiah 66, publish my Disability of the Day feature, learn one new thing – did you know that depending on the species, [dolphin] gestation takes 9 to 17 months. After birth, dolphins are surprisingly maternal. They have been observed nestling and cuddling their young  – promote my Educate Generations campaign–  on $1 335  – feed myself a peanut butter sandwich for breakfast and continue promoting my campaign – still on $1 335 but I’m grateful being on $1 335 is much better than being on $0 :).

 

This morning I found myself at the end of my rope until I realized again that anyone can quit when times get tough but it is a mark of champion to carry on when you feel like quitting. Do you quit or carry on when times get tough?

 

Day 1458: Do you give up the first time you get rejected?

“Sometimes you may feel like you are just about to realize your goal only to fall short. That is no reason to quit. Defeat happens only to those who refuse to try again.” ― Nick Vujicic

 

It’s 12 : 41  PM on day 1458 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, go back to bed, pray, read Psalm 146,   publish my Disability of the Day feature,  stretch my hamstrings, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, feed myself bread with egg  for breakfast and prepare for upcoming campaign –  I am pretty pleased with with what I’ve managed to do today I wrote down my campaign goals and prepared a breakdown of my campaign’s monitory goals so now I know how much I need to raise daily, monthly, in 6 months and in 12 months in order to reach my goal.

 

Recently I’ve been trying to get people to write about my upcoming campaign so far the responses have non-committal at best but I am not giving up there has to be someone willing to write about this campaign benefiting a fantastic organization.   Do you give up the first time you get rejected?

Day 1359: Front of the Class

Everyone, regardless of ability or disability, has strengths and weaknesses. Know what yours are. “Build on your strengths and find a way around your weaknesses.” ~ Brad Cohen

 

It’s 12  : 10 PM on day 1359 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to pray, brush my teeth, read Psalm 46,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – no donations –  feed myself  Oats  for breakfast,  promote my campaign some more – no donations –  practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, stretch my hamstrings, spend time outside  and continue promoting my campaign – still no donation honest to God if I had a middle name it would be Perseverance.   .

 

Two days ago I watched Front of the Class – an American drama film based on the inspiring true story book written by Brad Cohen, Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had, co-authored by Lisa Wysocky – watching this movie made me realize all successful people with “disabilities” have perseverance in common. Watch Front of the Class below:

Day 1247: Life – a test of endurance

Life is basically an endurance test – that’s what I know.

 

It’s 12  : 24 PM on day 1247 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to  pray,  brush my teeth, feed myself All Bran Flakes for breakfast,  read Nehemiah 4,  publish my Disability of the Day feature, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles, promote my Eradicate AIDS campaign – 7 days no donations (sigh) – stretch my hamstrings  and spend time outside.

 

Today I decided that I am going to last the longest and reach all my goals even though I feel like things aren’t going my way right now because I know that it’s not the fastest or the smartest that eventually succeeds it’s the one that lasts the longest. Have you decided that you’re going to last the longest and succeed in the end?

Day 1023: Never quitting on what you believe in

If you believe in what you’re doing you won’t quit even when you want to – that’s what I keep learning 🙂

It’s 1  : 47  PM on day 1023 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to stretch my hamstrings,  brush my teeth, feed myself  All Ban Flakes and a baked egg for breakfast, try to clean myself in the bathroom – I can’t do it completely independently yet but I’m getting there it’s really important to me that I be able to take care of myself so that I can survive even if nobody else is around I know my family will always be there for me and I really appreciate that but I don’t want to be a burden on anyone I want to travel the world and make a difference –   read Joshua 6, publish my Disability of the Day feature, tweet and Facebook about my campaign – still no luck – watch cooing demonstrations on YouTube – I love food and I spend quite a bit of time researching healthy recipes because I don’t move much I’m really careful about what i put into my body my family thinks i’m nuts for eating so healthy but the way I look at it if it’s not difficult to live healthily why not do it – and practice typing with both hands.

Last night while tweeting and Facebooking about my campaign I wanted to quit so badly but I couldn’t because I believed so much in what I was doing. Has there ever been a time when you didn’t quit simply because you believed in what you were doing?

Day 983: Perseverance

Perseverance in the most underrated quality any person can have – that’s what I keep learning 🙂

It’s  5 : 13  PM on day 983 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, pray, read Numbers 36, stretch my hamstrings,  take off a dirty  jacket and put on a clean one , practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles,  feed myself All Bran Flakes for breakfast,  publish my Disability of the Day feature,   tweet and Facebook about my campaign – nobody from Twitter or Facebook donated so I asked my mom to make a donation she did and now I’m $25 closer to my goal my motto in life is if what you’re doing isn’t working do something different 🙂 –  feed myself a sandwich for lunch,  continue reading  Conversations with Myself by Nelson Mandela and practice typing with both hands.

This morning it took me three attempts to get the zipper of my jacket on every time I would snap the zipper in place and try to pull it up it would snap out of place again but every time it did I tried again and again and again until the third time when I snapped it in place and asked our housekeeper to help me pull it up so it wouldn’t snap out of place again when I do something I sort of make a decision that I’m going to do it until I get it done that’s where I think most people go wrong if they don’t reach their goal within a month or a year or two years they quit without realizing quitting is a sure way to guarantee failure.  What you lack in everything else do you make up for in perseverance?

Day 923

When you slip and fall get up and carry on – that’s what I keep learning 🙂

It’s 1 : 58 PM on day 923 of my journey towards independence and I’ve managed to brush my teeth, try to clean myself in the bathroom, put on a clean shirt – I almost fell off the toilet trying to put on the shirt that’s me I guess always living on the edge LOL 🙂 – pray, read  Leviticus 3 and John 12: 12-17, publish my Disability of the Day feature,  publish my Kid of the Week feature,practice typing with both hands, practice sitting up straight to strengthen my core muscles,  feed myself Appam and potato curry for brunch  and stretch my hamstrings.

Today marks a week to go till the end of Lent I’ll admit I’ve eaten things containing meat products by accident but I’m determined to finish Lent. When you slip and fall do you get up and carry on?

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