MKE Week 11 – ‘The Struggle’ ~ Year 2

How many times have we heard this phrase, ‘The Struggle is real?’ I feel like I am at a crossroad in life; like I’m in a holding pattern. I’m not sure what to do. I have slacked on my homework, but I continue to find myself coming back to the MKE!

OG Mandino has really touched me this week. The paragraphs below have strengthened me!

I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, not does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep writing to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a LION and I REFUSE to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. 


The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner. 

Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult. 

I will PERSIST until I SUCCEED!!

I will NEVER consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head, for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows. 

I will PERSIST until I SUCCEED!!!

I will try, and try, and try again. Each obstacle I will consider as a mere detour to my goal and a challenge to my profession. I will persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, by learning to ride out the wrath of each storm. 

I will PERSIST until I SUCCEED!!!!

Henceforth, I will learn and apply another secret of those who excel in my work. When each day is ended, not regarding whether it has been a success or a failure, I will attempt to achieve one more sale. When my thoughts beckon my tired body homework I will resist the temptation to depart. I will try again. I will make one more attempt to close with victory, and if that fails I will make another. Never will I allow any day to end with a  failure. Thus will I PLANT the SEED of TOMORROW’S SUCCESS and GAIN AN INSURMOUNTABLE ADVANTAGE OVER THOSE WHO CEASE THEIR LABOR AT A PRESCRIBED TIME. When others cease their struggle, then mine will begin, and my HARVEST will be FULL. 

I will PERSIST until I SUCCEED!!!!!

Nor will allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure. I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad, and greet this new sun with CONFIDENCE that this will be the BEST DAY of MY LIFE!

So long as there is breath in me, that long will I PERSIST. For now I know one of GREATEST PRINCIPLES of SUCCESS; if I PERSIST long enough I will WIN!


I will WIN!

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I’ve got this! I will SUCCEED! One step at a time.

Peace be your Journey!

I leave you with this song by Matthew West ~ All In. (Click the link below)

Matthew West ~ All In

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  1. Charlene Day says:

    Great lyrics in the song you shared. Thanks and Happy Holidays.


  2. hereinspired says:

    Og’s persistence scroll IS a great one! 🙂 Persist and succeed–with that strategy, you DO have this! 🙂


  3. Two powerful words and concepts … persist and success!!!! Transformative!!


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