GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."
Do you know who said that?
I didn't, either.
I had guessed it would be Bill Gates or Steve Jobs or Warren Buffett ...
or perhaps even Vince Lombardi or Pat Riley or Lou Holtz.
It was actually one of the many brilliant articulations of ... Abraham Lincoln. Man, that guy was smart.
Because, everyone knows that he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation which was the beginning of the end of slavery in this country; thank heavens. And we also all know that he ultimately was responsible for the Union's final victory in the American Civil War. Again; whew.
But did you realize that it was Abraham Lincoln who established the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture and the U.S. National Banking System? Or that he signed the Revenue Act of 1862 which bore income tax as we know it today -- and the Morrill Land-Grand Act, which paved the way for the creation of many universities in this country? Or that he signed the first of the Homestead Acts that gave poor people an opportunity to buy property?
Beyond that, he was one of the most gifted, astute, intuitive writers ever to put pen to paper. #gettysburgaddress Few speeches have stood the test of time and remained relevant throughout eras and generations like those written by Abraham Lincoln.
So, when a brain that big offers the simple yet key advice of working hard to achieve great things, I think little more needs to be said.
I know it's a Friday. I know it's early summer. I know there are a million distractions tempting you to stray from the path of discipline.
But if you want to stand out, excel and otherwise distinguish yourself from the competition - today's the day. And so is tomorrow. And Monday, you dig?
#workhardeveryday #winnerskeepgoing #dontsettleformediocrity #drivetosucceed
Ps 116:10-11, 15-16, 17-18 R. (17a) To you, Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise. I believed, even when I said, "I am greatly afflicted"; I said in my alarm, "No man is dependable." Precious in the eyes of the LORD is the death of his faithful ones. O LORD, I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your handmaid; you have loosed my bonds. To you will I offer sacrifice of thanksgiving, and I will call upon the name of the LORD. My vows to the LORD I will pay in the presence of all his people. Phil 2:15d, 16a Shine like lights in the world, as you hold on to the word of life. R. Alleluia, alleluia.