Don’t tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring the darn ship in!

Don’t tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring the darn ship in!

Don’t tell me how rocky the sea is, just bring the darn ship in!

Lou Holtz

My old University of Dayton History Professor, Dr. Larry Schweikart, and I were talking about this a while back. We were talking about this mindset that members of our society have, that they are entitled to assistance for just about anything that doesn’t go their way. They want somebody to step up and help them. He reminded me of Christopher Gardner, the man the movie and book Pursuit of Happyness is based on. Dr. Schweikart said, “Chris Gardner is a terrific example of someone who ‘made it’ (sold his investment firm for multiple millions) despite everything in the world being against him. At one point he was living on the subway. My first reaction was – this is exactly the kind of guy welfare should be helping–he’s out there trying. But upon further reflection, it may well have been that the only reason he made it was because he didn’t have welfare to fall back on. He had to make it.” Well said, Dr. Larry.

Don’t look at the hand you are dealt as an obstacle; look at it as an opportunity and move onward and upward. Get the job done, you can do it, you know you can!

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