Opportunity Looks A lot Like Hard Work

Don’t know how cool my kids are going to think Ashton Kutcher is after I keep reminding them what he said about hard work.  But this is a great message.

Who knew?


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a pep talk, or a path that leads to awesome…

a pep talk from kid president, a 9-year-old who was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (or “Brittle Bone Syndrome”), but isn’t letting it keep him from being awesome…..

….stop being boring – boring is easy…..

….it’s time to do something……

…..the road less traveled – HURTS – not cool robert frost!!!!

…..i want to be on the path that leads to awesome…..

…….we have work to do – we can cry about it, or we can dance about it……..

……we were made to be awesome…..

….so get to it.

need some encouragement?  start by encouraging others.

watch kid president’s story on youtube

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One of my favorite scenes in a movie… YOU FAILED YOU FAILED YOU FAILED….Elizabethtown.

Cameron Crowe has some of the best movie scenes ever.  Not that his movies aren’t great – but I seem to remember scenes from his movies more than I remember his movies.

Jerry Maguire::  Show me the money, and You had me at Hello

Almost Famous::  Singing Elton John on the Bus

Say Anything::  Holding the Boombox playing Peter Gabriel and “I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen”.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Sean Penn? fogetaboutit.

Anyway….Ran into someone yesterday that reminded me of this scene.  Because they failed – NO.  Because  they were still smiling.

Failing, losing…..whatever you want to call it is not only inevitable but essential – essential when you are throwing your hat in the ring in any meaningful way.  It’s just part of the journey.

What isn’t inevitable and absolutely essential for success and or peace?  Smiling.  🙂

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