Lauren Hill profoundly captured the imagination of the nation with her trademark never give up mantra, particularly after being diagnosed with a debilitating form of terminal brain cancer known as D.I.P.G (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma); Hill had two years left to live, and researched to combat the disease, whilst inspirationally championing the Lay up for Lauren foundation to raise funds to ensure a cure. Hill lost her battle with D.I.P.G aged 19 during the early hours of April 10, 2015.
Arsenal and Chile‘s ever-dynamic hero Alexis Sánchez spent his less than dynamic formative years in the poor industrial town of Antofagasta, Chile raised by a devoted mother who tirelessly worked numerous jobs (cleaning jobs and selling fish) to essentially make ends meet to support her then eight-year-old son who dreamed night and day of one day becoming a professional soccer player; Alexis Sánchez subsequently joined Universidad Catolica the same year.
The first step to achieving greater goals and ascending higher heights is to first learn to begin to appreciate your own journey and to acknowledge how far you’ve come. Too often many of us look at other people and their paths and they compare their journey to others. By doing this, they lose the focus on their own achievements
It is more than a blessing that you have made it into a new year—there are some people who have not made it this far. That alone makes you a very special person and you should appreciate your life and the fact there is so much for you still to do in this world.
I hate big BUTs and I cannot lie ♩ ♪ ♫ ♬
How many times have you held yourself back or let opportunities pass you by because you weren’t perfectly ready? “I’m ready to start working on this dream BUT..I’m ready to put myself out there BUT.” It’s easy to give yourself the excuse that you’ll do it when it’s perfect. You think you are doing something positive by waiting until things are perfect but I am sorry to tell you that the perfect moment will never arrive and you will never be perfectly ready until you START taking action.
As we have glided into 2017 and have left the last year behind, many of us are still reflecting upon what has gone past. Too many of us are caught up in regrets and low points and we don’t feel like we can move past the things that left us scared.
As we are in the holiday season—giving is such a powerful thing to do to express love to the people around you. Giving isn’t limited to just money—but time, conversation, showing love, etc—as much as people may not admit that they need maybe a shoulder to cry on, or to share in conversation to clear the things that have been heavy on their heart—it really does go a long way.