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Lean In

I loved this blog post and had to share Hope it leaves you feeling inspired as it did for me.


Right now, a new race for us has begun.

The starter’s gun has sounded and it is time to move.

This is a race where we must play our part in society and defend the people close to us while also doing everything in our power to sustain the lifestyle we have created.

During a race, the lead and ultimately the victory goes to the person who has the courage to LEAN IN.

At the start of a race, when you LEAN IN the most, you are the most off balance. You feel the most out of control until, through constant practice, the feeling to LEAN IN becomes the new comfortable. But those people with the proper LEAN IN eventually learn you can cover more ground faster and more efficiently. And the proper LEAN IN puts you into the lead of the other people who avoid risk, the initial off-balancing, due simply to fear or laziness.

Your life will not be determined by the number of days you “take off,” but by the number of days you “take on.”

Right now, this is not a forced vacation. This is not the time to feel powerless or lost. It is also not a time to point fingers or say what isn’t fair. More than ever, this is not the time to take your foot off the gas or imagine what is not possible. This is not the time to sit back. It is your time to LEAN IN.

I've often heard things like “Crisis or challenges don’t develop character, they reveal it.”

Well, that’s true for other things in your life too.

Crisis doesn’t create your discipline, it reveals it. Crisis doesn’t create your work ethic, it reveals it. Crisis doesn’t create your family culture, it reveals it.

And whatever you reveal during this time, it is your choice.

You have the power to better yourself, your family and habits.

This is your opportunity to LEAN IN!

Take this one day at a time. But always keep in mind each day is a day closer to this being over. And it will be over.

Where you finish and who you will emerge when we break the finish line together will have a lot to do with how you LEAN IN right now.

LEAN IN to your family. Give them support and lead with strength and love.

LEAN IN to your habits. Show discipline and create healthy routines around diet, sleep and exercise.

LEAN IN to your self-development. Take time to strengthen your current weaknesses.

By taking daily actions, each day we are going to get closer to the finish together.

Martin Rooney

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