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There are NO Limits

There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits. – Michael Phelps

If anybody knows that there are no limits, it’s Michael Phelps.  The man is a gold medal magnet.  But the thing is, he wasn’t just given all those gold medals.  The man worked his tushie off.  I’m sure there were people along the way who told him to give up, that he wasn’t going to make it.  Just like there will be no limitsI’m fairly confident there were mistakes on his part as well.  But in the end, his hard work and dedication paid off and he was able to finish out his career with 23 gold medals.  Yeah, I’d say his hard work paid off.

Your hard work will pay off too.  It’s something I keep telling my students.  They’re looking at their grade reports and wondering why they “got” this grade or that grade.  I keep telling them, they didn’t “get” any grade.  The grade they have is the grade they earned based upon their work.  That’s usually when the excuses start.  “It was too hard.  Ms. So-and-So has it out for me.  I missed 3 days because I was sick.”  To which my reply is usually along the lines of “Suck it up, buttercup.”  Yeah, I’m not a very nice teacher at times.  It’s all about the work they put in, here and school, and then later in life.

There always going to be obstacles in your path to success.  And the only person who can overcome those obstacles is YOU.  Overcome them, or go around them, I don’t care.  But don’t make excuses.  Put the effort in and you can accomplish just about anything!

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