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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tenacious Tuesday

No one's going to sneak up and steal Indy's chewie, even when he's deep in dreamland.

You just have to admire tenacity. It stiffens the backbone, propels us toward goals, and provides a dogged determination that simply forbids the notion of impossibility, no matter the odds.

A few days ago I watched two small sparrows pecking at a hawk that could crush them easily in his talons. Yet the little guys appeared to have no fear. They took turns launching strikes from above until the hapless hawk could do nothing but flee. If that isn't the image of tenacity, I don't know what is.

Most successful people could be described as tenacious. From time to time they might need to get their bearings or adjust their course, but they never give up.

Unfortunately, I wasn't born with a tenacity gene. I have to remind myself to get off my duff and work at my goals. And the harder I work, the more I value each small triumph.  

What about you? Are you persistent in pursuit of your dreams?



Two French Bulldogs said...

We always try to get mom off her tushy
Benny & Lily

Sketching with Dogs said...

I am more hopeful than tenacious unfortunately!
Lynne x

Unknown said...

you look so comfy on your soft couch. Sleep well :)

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Unknown said...

That is amazing the sparrows and the hawk! Don't give up the bone now!
Best wishes Molly

Linda O'Connell said...

If I want something badly enough I can make it happen. But latley I'm feeling lazy. Your fur babies make me smile.

K9 Katastrophie said...

What a great post! Unfortunantly my mom has to remind herself to get up and get to work!


Ryker said...

I'm only tenacious once involved in a project, i'st getting started that is the hard part!

Tammy said...

Same here. Thanks for the reminder...from you and from Indy!

Bassetmomma said...

I do try to make myself get up and do things that I would normally procrastinate about. Sometimes it's pretty hard.