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“You Have to Find Out: How Do I Fit In Here?” – Heidi Klum

“You have to make things happen. There are bumps in the road: my agent, my weight, an industry looking for cool girls more than a commercial look. These are hurdles, and you have to find your way. You have to find out: How do I fit in here?”

— Heidi Klum, quoted in Elle Magazine

18-heidi-klum.w529.h352.jpgHeidi Klum, born in 1973 in Germany, is a supermodel, actress, businesswoman, and television producer. She produces and hosts the award-winning reality television show Project Runway and has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire.  She became widely known after appearing as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Heidi is a mother to four children, ranging from ages 2-8.

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The Classic Pamela Positive: Don’t Ever Give This Up: Humble Will

peak-299011_640Don’t ever give this up.  Your Humble Will.   It’s your commitment to persevere.

Business models will change and do change. Systems change, marketplaces change, technology changes.

But your Humble Will to persevere cannot.  Your organization relies on it; your team must know it. And you must found this commitment to persevere deeply within your soul and daily execution.

Please note I add “humble will.” It’s a listening commitment, a listening perseverance. You can’t just bulldoze ahead….. You have to be in touch with your marketplace, sector, clients, board, partners, team in order to know the best way to go, each moment, each day. And that takes humble listening.

Don’t ever give up your Humble Will to persevere.

The Pamela Positive: “Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” – Dr. Robert Schuller

And the point here is not be tough… but to persevere.  To last through the valley.  To endure, cultivate patience, and live humility.  With that, we develop our character which allows us to serve our world and neighbors more effectively.

So we encourage you to last… so you can live more fully.

Dr. Robert Schuller is a minister and founder of the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, California.  He is best known for starting the popular TV program Hour of Power; as a result he became a popular Televangelist. Recently he retired as the principle pastor of the Crystal Cathedral and became the chairman of the church’s board of directors.

“You Have to Find Out: How Do I Fit In Here?” – Heidi Klum

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“You have to make things happen. There are bumps in the road: my agent, my weight, an industry looking for cool girls more than a commercial look. These are hurdles, and you have to find your way. You have to find out: How do I fit in here?”

— Heidi Klum, quoted in Elle Magazine

Heidi Klum, born in 1973 in Germany, is a supermodel, actress, businesswoman, and television producer. She produces and hosts the award-winning reality television show Project Runway and has appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire.  She became widely known after appearing as a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Heidi is mother to four children, ranging from ages 2-8.

The Pamela Positive: “Enjoy When You Can, and Endure When You Must”

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“Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.”  –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Then, too, there are times to patiently persevere.  Not all is easy or peaceful; at times we must stay the course, step by step, like a diligent marathon runner, committed to her course, unrelenting until the finish line.  It might not be a quick race, but more a matter of a marathon.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was a German writer and artist, and a leading figure in German literature. His works include The Sorrows of Young Werther and Faust.  He was highly influential to the 19th century.

“If You Can’t Fly, Run. If You Can’t Run, Walk.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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“If you can’t fly, run.
If you can’t run, walk.
If you can’t walk, crawl.
But by all means, keep moving.”

 – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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As an entrepreneur, you can’t be held back. You consistently pursue your vision, regardless of what you are thrown.  If anyone tells me it can’t be done, or it will slow things down, I understand that may be the case. Yet at the same time, we must relentlessly, and with positive attitudes, pursue.

We push ourselves to think more creatively. We use the resources we have and express gratitude. We believe we can do it, we inspire others to join us, and do the best we can.

But we don’t stop.

One of the ways I finish a marathon is the following:

“If I took the last step, then I take the next step.  The only reason I wouldn’t take that step is if I told to myself to stop.”

Keep going, and you will achieve your vision.

Reader, I believe in you. Whether you are an entrepreneur or faced with any challenges in life, take the next step. Yes, you can.

Pamela