Swimming to the Rock

March 3, 2017 — Leave a comment

For #FBF… a favorite inspirational quote that I still use with Mtuseni (and sometimes myself), And it will surely be used with Bongeka in the years ahead. #KeepSwimming

Long-Distance Dad

Cape Town+inspiation+motivation+quoteI’ve always been a collector of inspirational quotes. Sometimes a few crisp, resonant words — whether from a wise philosopher or just an average person who had a flash of brilliance — can make you stop and say, “Damn, that speaks right to me and where I am in my life.”

When I’m feeling stuck or lost or in need of some perspective beyond the muck and monsters in my head, I’ll skim through my small notebooks of quotes and always feel rejuvenated for the journey.

I’ve often shared quotes with Mtuseni to keep him motivated, lift him up, or remind him of what’s possible. This quote is a favorite that I use whenever he’s faced with being stretched past his comfort zone. And it works — he’s become much more open to taking risks and striving for far-off goals… and knows that falling short a few times is no…

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