Thursday, October 22, 2009

We are the actions that we make

So as many of you know, my 9-5 is that of a middle school teacher. Today I'm pretty down because one of my favorite students is no longer enrolled at the school. Just a few days prior I sat with my students and discussed cause & effect/ action vs.cansequence. i told them that they can do anything theyy wanted, however there is a consequence to every action that you take. Example: you can try to rob a bank, however, the odds are that you will get caught & have to go to jail and quite possibly lose everything that you have worked so hard to get. It's not really worth it.

However, sometimes our lack of action also preempts a consequence. In this capitalist society, its often the faster, smarter more driven individuals who excel. The drive to accomplish a goal, and lack of complacency is what seperates the successful from the average Joe. Sometimes we talk a good game, but lack the intestinal fortitude to make it happen. So I'm going to leave you with three letters that my football coach used to tell me back in high school G.I.D. (Get It Done). Nothing else matters, it doesn't matter how long it takes, what road you have to pass, or what barriers we must overcome, just Get It Done.

Be strong!
We are not here to play, to dream, to drift;
We have hard work to do and loads to lift;
Shun not the struggle, face it, ’tis God’s gift.
Be strong, be strong, be strong!

Be strong!
Say not the days are evil—who’s to blame?
And fold the hands and acquiesce—O shame!
Stand up, speak out, and bravely, in God’s Name.
Be strong, be strong, be strong!

Be strong!
It matters not how deep entrenched the wrong,
How hard the battle goes, the day, how long;
Faint not, fight on! Tomorrow comes the song.
Be strong, be strong, be strong!

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