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Be a leader now, not when you get the fancy title.

Work hard now, not when someone’s watching.

Take the initiative now, not when someone tells you.

Read more and learn now, not when you feel left behind.

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There’s something momentous about dropping a mic.

Making a point and then leaving the stage in triumph.

It’s impressive, it’s memorable, it’s iconic.

Today, I want to encourage you to pick it up again.

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You may have been beaten, but you’re undefeated.

You may have been knocked down, but you’re undefeated.

You may have made if half-way up the mountain, only to fall back down again, but you’re undefeated.

You may be battered and bruised, but you’re undefeated.

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If you do all that you can.

If you try your best.

If you really stretch yourself, but still don’t quite get the reward that you are looking for, you get a consolation prize.

You can sleep at night knowing that you gave yourself a chance.

You can learn from the experience.

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Do you walk with the wise?

Do you surround yourself with people who encourage and challenge you?

Do you have people in your life who inspire you to greater heights?

Do you walk away from the people you regularly interact with feeling more positive and better equipped for life?

Do you read books by experts in your field?

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When a football player walks up to take a penalty, his team wants him to take his chance.

When a guitar player steps up to play a solo, the rest of the band is cheering her on.

They’re rare moments.

Everyone is watching and waiting.

It’s all about the moment, but it’s the culmination of a lot of hard work beforehand.

You have your chances as well.

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Baseball player Satchell Paige once said, “You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.”

It’s a great reminder that you can’t always predict what you day will look like, but you’ve got to show up.

You won’t always get the result that you are after, but you’ve got to bounce back.

So today, put your game face on and do your best.

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Marathon runners often talk about finding their second wind.

It’s that moment when they think that they can’t go for much longer, but somehow their body gets another burst of energy and they are able to keep going.

Are you tired?

Do you feelĀ  as though you can’t go for much longer?

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There was a time when employees committed to an organisation for life.

They went to work, got their job done, dusted themselves off and went home.

What they did there didn’t really matter.

What matters is that they turned up and did what they were supposed to do.

They followed the manual, they did it by the book.

But that’s changed.

We’re no longer committed to an organisation for life.

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Don’t wish that it was the weekend on a Monday morning.

Don’t wish that winter was over.

Don’t wish that your kids were older or past their dreaded teenage years.

Don’t wish that you had finished school.

And don’t wish that you were older, wiser and stronger.

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