Thursday Thought – The Amazing Roz

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:

  1. “Be mindful of the stories you tell yourself about who you are – they will define what you achieve”.
  2. “Determination, Dedication and Discipline can get you a heck of a long way, and you won’t get far without them”.
  3. “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.”

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