View Full Version : Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up!!!-Winston Churchill
09-18-03, 03:44 PM
Here is a great site of encouraging quotes on persistence:
It is a slide show. The first quote that it goes to is my all time favorite quote:
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
09-18-03, 03:52 PM
I read through every single one....I'm a good ADD'er....:D.......
Thanks James...they were awesome....just what I needed to hear today....:)
09-18-03, 04:39 PM
Good. I am glad they were encouraging! It looks like you have been doing a lot of stuff; I have been following your job hunt, etc in your Journal. Have you heard back from Miami yet, maybe it is too soon?
09-18-03, 04:50 PM
You've been reading my journal? You know I've been wondering who reads it since I just noticed the "view" number got large recently.....THANKS JAMES.....I appreciate that......
No haven't heard back from Miami....she said I will hear from Personel....not her directly....SOOOOO political, huh??? SHE (the chief clinical who interviewed me yesterday) said she is not allowed to contact me again...everything goes through personnel now....weird, huh????
Anyway, I did love your slide show......Where did you get it???
09-18-03, 05:01 PM
I just put in the first line of the Calvin Coolidge quote: Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence
And a whole bunch of stuff popped up. That was just one of many sites. I copied almost all of them into a Word document and saved them.......More quotes for my collection :) There is a poetry challenge that I am working on where the poem has to be based a quote and also include something in it about a body of water: Ocean, stream, river, pool, puddle, etc. The poem can be any type of format. I am kind of excited about this one since I like quotes so much. You can enter it multiple times and I plan to. I have a bunch of quotes that I have selected but I am still on the lookout for more.....Well I guess I am pumped up about this one.
09-18-03, 05:07 PM
Well if you would like to post that poem (the poetry challenge)when you're done writing it....that would be great.....
Hmmm....a quote and body of water.....very interesting.....:)
09-18-03, 05:09 PM
I will post it. I generally post the poems at my poetry site and here when I post.
09-18-03, 05:11 PM
09-18-03, 05:12 PM
Did you read my 9/11 poem? Beneath the Surface?
09-18-03, 05:13 PM
No....I guess I missed it.....I'll go back though and find it....
Incidentally, how is Jack doing?????
09-18-03, 05:23 PM
Oh, He is doing TERRIBLE. He is raging a lot, and just ....very out of sorts. I think it is due to a lot of change right now. My wife started her Masters in Spanish program and she is there Mon, wed and friday for about an hour and then she has a night class on Monday nights so she is gone a lot. We have been having a very hard time with him at night. Actually I am pretty worn out from it all. I have not wanted to deal with it, but it is there.
We do have a friend from church who is an Occupational therapist AND she has twins, one with Aspergers Syndrome and one with Autism. We met with her at a Playland this past Sunday. She is going to draw up a program for us, a very detailed schedule for us to help him. Jack's stress and frustration level has been very high and he is blowing up a lot this past week. We are muddling throuhg it the best we can.
Thanks for asking Joan.
I have to go right now....have been procrastinating on getting some work done. Talk to you later.
09-18-03, 05:58 PM
Oh my, I'm sorry:(....I hope the program your friend devises helps....that's too bad....also his appointment is next month...with the institute, right?
Anyway, I'm sorry....
09-18-03, 08:24 PM
Thanks Joan, I appreciate it.
Jack's appt at the MIND Institute is on October 29th.
Well, we are pressing on and not giving up.....We have to, what other choice do we have, for us and our kids? At times we do feel beaten down, but we will not lose heart.
My wife did come up with a good idea though. To diffuse the sting of Jack's "bad words" that he throws at us all on a regular basis, she started keeping a log of these bad words that he makes up. She calls it "Jack's Big Book of Insults." In it we write the word(s), who it was directed at, and the date. My favorite recent one is "Yiddily Yabe," which was directed at me.
We will get through this with prayer and continuing to find a way to laugh and find humor in things. God will pull us through this and give us creative ideas and methods for his behavior.
Thanks again for the support, Joan.
09-18-03, 11:18 PM
Important. This will haunt me for some time. ADHD throws a particular challenge ut, but it also provides some special tools. I have to think this out.
09-19-03, 10:15 AM
I will look forward to what you have to say.
09-19-03, 12:37 PM
Yes, I like hearing your ideas too David....and James, it sounds like with the "journalling of Jack's words" idea, that God is already giving you some great ideas to cope.....some definite actions to take....I do something similar by the way....I journal everything I eat....it helps a lot....ya know...where, when....etc....
Also, it occurred to me, change is difficult....now that your wife is going to graduate school as well as homeschooling your kids -- that must be challenging for her and everyone....
09-19-03, 12:51 PM
They started back homeschooling on August 18th, so that is a change as well. Jack is in kindergarden this year so a little more is expected....So, yes, homeschooling is part of the changes too.
09-19-03, 04:42 PM
Jack is in kindergarten? Oh he's younger than I thought...So he's about 5 years old???
So you work full time, and your wife goes to graduate school and homeschools the kids...plus you're dealing with Jack's challenges....yes you ARE busy:)
09-19-03, 04:51 PM
Well, at least won't be saying anytime soon that things are boring. I don't like being bored, so I don't have much to worry about in that area :D :D
09-19-03, 04:54 PM
Well there's James looking at the bright side of things again:D
09-24-03, 10:18 PM
These quotes live where we hyperfocus.
So to be successful, we need to hyperfocus at useful places.
09-24-03, 11:27 PM
So David, are you saying that Hyperfocusing can be both our biggest asset and biggest weakness depending on where we focus? It does seem to me it can be a double edge sword. If we are getting a lot done and accomplishing our goals then the hyperfocus is positive. If we are hyperfocused on negative things or time waste, then we wish we never had the ability to hyperfocus.
What do you mean by planned spontenaity? What is its purpose in helping this?