Friday, 1 April 2011

Quotation Of The Week – Don’t Want To Lose, Just Hang On In There!

First a quick reminder of what the ‘Quotation Of The Week’ award is all about:

The idea is simple: Every time I find a quotation that I think will add real value for my blogs readers, I will bookmark it and put it on my list to be the: Quotation of the Week.

I will then write a post similar to this one explaining why I have decided on that particular weeks Quotation.

I will also link to it from my Quotation of the week icon situated near the top of my side bar
My Quotation of the week award will be posted every Friday.

For a full list of previous winners visit my ‘Quotation Of The WeekPage.

This week’s winner of my ‘Quotation of the week award is:

"You’re never a loser until you quit trying."

 Mike Ditka.

I found this fantastic gem of a quote whilst reading a post on the excellent GAMBLER FALLS blog, whose author  Stephen Mayer was writing about how physically and mentally exhausted he was because of all the hours trading he had been involved in during the Cricket world cup.

He had just finished writing a paragraph where he was thanking god that there was no cricket for two days so that he could get some well earned rest, only to then go on to say in the very next sentence that he would still  struggle on until the next week when it would be over.

At that point he inputted the quote onto the page, I think that he placed it there for to inspire himself as much as to provide inspiration for his popular blogs loyal band of readers.

That to me is the power of quotations, and that is why I post the best that I can find every Friday. It never ceases to amaze me that by just reading a few well chosen words we can drastically change our mindset. For me it really can be that dramatic, there have been numerous occasions when I have been feeling down, tired or just plain fed up, only to have my attitude changed completely by reading a quote in a newspaper, magazine or on the net.

I also believe that we can inoculate ourselves against all of the negativity that the arena of sports speculation throws at us by making an effort to constantly expose ourselves to these sort of positive messages.

Anyway I have rambled on for long enough now so it only remains for me to say that I hope you have enjoyed this post and that any comments will be gratefully received.

Stay patient

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this post. The power of positivity in all aspects of our life shouldn't be under estimated. The easiest task can seem impossible if we do not believe we can do it. The same goes for climbing mountains or walking on the moon. I remember reading that an elephant could be stopped from straying by simply being tied to a post. Why? When it could have pulled up a tree! Because when it was a calf it didn't have the strength to escape its hold - and from that day it never believed it could. The power of the mind. Believe


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