Good Morning Y’all 🙂
I have now completed Chapters 1-8 in Joel Scrivner’s book WINology and wanted to save more of my highlights as future reminders. What good is reading a book if you don’t go back and try to apply it right? So, here goes …
Overview of WINology 101: Step 1 – Urgent Excellence; Step 2 – Positive Conviction; Step 3 – Decisive Action; Step 4 – Master Your Craft; Step 5 – Playing Inbounds; Step 6 – Tenacious Endurance
This most recent section was one of my most favorite topics ever in the history of forever. Tenacious Endurance. It so very much reminds me of the “persistent woman“. Playing Inbounds was probably the section that I needed the most for areas of weakness, but Tenacious Endurance was the section that made me feel like I could truly be 10 feet tall and bullet proof (in a good way LOL). As if maybe, just maybe, I can become a little wiser, control my reactions a little better (a lot better would be awesome), and kick some @$$ and take some names in the process. He is a world class martial arts athlete so there is definitely that fighter element mixed in there ya know.
He told the story of the camel and how they can go for thousands of miles. Even when it’s hot outside they are able to reduce their body temperature like an AC unit and can even cool their brain down separately from their body. They keep a cool head (p. 123). Everyone has fallen victim to fatigue causing our emotions to begin to boil, causing us to lose control, and we get hot-headed (p. 124). He said “Whatever it takes for you to keep a cool head in heated situations, do it.” It would take a miracle Joel. An absolute miracle. But I’m working on it LOL.
He reminded me of the Sir Winston quote, “If you’re going through hell, keep going”. That quote is actually the quote that inspired my blog name Blended Family Hell on Earth because even though it does feel like you’re going through hell sometimes, giving up is not the answer. Keep going. Isn’t that what Tenacious Endurance is all about?
Some people are great at starting things but are horrible finishers whereas world-class winners are the opposite. They refuse to be overwhelmed by what they can’t do and focus on what they can do. And they finish what they start. Thomas Edison created the phrase stick-to-it-iv-ness which basically means sticking it out when everything around you says to cut your losses and quit. (p. 132-133).
In Dr. Joseph Stowell’s book Fan the Flame, he said “The Greeks had a race in their Olympic games that was unique. The winner was not the runner who finished first. It was the runner who finished with his torch still lit. I want to run all the way with the flame of my torch still lit.” Isn’t that good y’all? Like crazy good? It reminds me to think long term. In order to “never give up and never quit”, I need to store some reserves to be able to go the distance and I need to stay hydrated along the way with positive encouragement, uplifting friends, mentors, and so forth.
This is such good stuff y’all.
Coffee Cheers Your Way 🙂