Month: September 2015

The Secret to Long Term Success: Fall Down 7 Times, Stand Up 8

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I was at a big stand up paddling race with my friend Bill, watching the pros battle it out for the big bucks in the sprint race. I was amazed at how deftly they could maneuver at high speed around the 8 cones on the course, zipping through 180-degree turns while simultaneously surfing 4-foot tall waves. Continue reading The Secret to Long Term Success: Fall Down 7 Times, Stand Up 8

Far Better to Dare Mighty Things

One of my favorite quotes in the world is Theodore Roosevelt’s “Far Better to Dare Mighty Things”.

“Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor souls who neither enjoy nor suffer much, in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” Continue reading Far Better to Dare Mighty Things

Sara Jones Sermon #1-Perseverance to Go the Distance

Trials Don’t Rule Us–We Determine The Path of the Fight

One of our most courageous and inspirational Survivors that the Project Athena Foundation helped to live her adventurous dream was an awesome Firefighter from Virginia Beach named Sara Jones. At the time that Sara wrote me this text, she was a 39 year old two time Breast Cancer Survivor who had Continue reading Sara Jones Sermon #1-Perseverance to Go the Distance

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Sara Jones Sermon 2–Perseverance to go the Distance–

Today, the wisdom and courage of Sara Jones continues….

I would often text sara with little encouraging words about how awesome she is and how she is going to be coming with us and our other Athenas on our next Project Athena Multisport Adventure in the Florida Keys. And on this particular day, she wrote back…. Continue reading Sara Jones Sermon 2–Perseverance to go the Distance–