"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up."
-Dean Karnazes, Ultramarathonman
This quote came inside my Kona Kase* last month, and has been all over the news ever since the Boston Marathon bombing. I think these words were very pertinent to the tragedy: the victims, their families, the bystanders-made-heroes, etc. never gave up even in such a shocking, terrible situation. A mantra like this is important to carry with you all through life, and you pray that your hard times will never be as horrific as what all of those people in Boston (and in West, Texas for that matter) have had to face recently. But even if your troubles are small and petty compared to these situations, they still can affect you negatively, and you want to make sure you have an attitude that will allow you to pull through anything, no matter how big or small. Keep things in perspective, persevere, and you'll end up on top.
*Read my blog post about Kona Kase here.