"It's hard to beat a person that never gives up."  - Babe Ruth    What do you think Babe Ruth means by this?  What did it mean to you as you read it now?  George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), was an American baseball player who spent 22 seasons in Major League Baseball playing for three teams (1914–1935). Known for his hitting brilliance, Ruth set career records in his time for home runs, slugging percentage, runs batted in, bases on balls, and on-base plus slugging. He was simply an amazing player and he broke almost every record in the game.  When I read his quote I think about PERSISTANCE. Whatever you set out to do, there will be difficulties along the way. Maybe your friends will wonder what in the world you are doing and why. When you do something new and you go by passion, you don't always have the answers and it is easy to start to doubt.  Maybe your finances will not be what they were before and you will start asking yourself if "this is really a good idea". You will meet with temporary defeat along the way, there is no question about that. It is only natural, since you are doing new things. The question is if you get up after you fall down or if you stay down?  Think about what makes it worth it for you. What is your why? It has been said that when you have a big enough WHY, you can endure almost any HOW.  Babe Ruth said it is hard to beat the person who never gives up, and how true that is. Become that person. Think about what you want and why. Write down the why. Connect to it emotionally. Really take it in. Then begin with whatever you want to create. And never give up.    Your smartest action steps TODAY towards your goal What is it that you can do today that takes you as fast as possible in the direction of your goal?  And how can todays quote help you?  Make sure you 1) Have a goal (decide what you want, how to measure it and when you want it). 2) Focus on the things that will take you in the direction of your goal 3) Dont spend any time thinking of why you can't. Only think of how you can. Spend a minute or two (yes, you do have 2 minutes of time) and really think of at least 3 ways this quote ties into your life. How can it help you?