Note: Each Thursday I will post a little something to inspire us to finish the week strong. These posts will be either a quote, a piece of art, or short video. Congratulations, you made it over the hump and let’s finish the week together.
I am finishing up the Book Titled, “Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean” by Roz Savage. As a rower myself I was drawn to this book, but it is a story for all of us. Her personal story is amazing moving from a successful corporate job to joining a rowing race across the Atlantic in 2005. She raced solo – inspirational stuff. Roz has been rowing across oceans ever since and is an active environmentalist. I can not recommend her book and story enough. Check it out for yourself (links above).
In a recent commencement speech she delivered three main messages:
- “Be mindful of the stories you tell yourself about who you are – they will define what you achieve”.
- “Determination, Dedication and Discipline can get you a heck of a long way, and you won’t get far without them”.
- “There are two kids of fear – one kind that will help keep you alive, but also a second kind that stops you doing the things you want to do – so let go of the fear of failure if you want to live fully”.
Here is a video of Roz’s story. And as Roz says, “Let’s stop drifting and start rowing.”