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  • Writer's pictureSETH MCCOLLEY

Motivational Message - Defying the odds

"Never, never, never give up."

Sir Winston Churchill

One of my all-time favorite quotes. So simple, yet so profound. Repeating the word, “never” three times provides just the right amount of emphasis to make an incredible impact. Think about it.

“Never give up”

It sounds so rote, so nonchalant, so pedestrian, so...uninspiring.

“Never, never, never give up”

The repetition brings conviction, purpose and a call to action!

I came across this clip and could not help but think of this famous Churchill quote. I hope you’ll take the five minutes that I took to check out Arthur Boorman’s story and be inspired. 


Can you imagine being told, for 15 years, that you’re never going to walk on your own again? Fifteen years of inactivity, weight gain and slipping into depression. Arthur could’ve easily given in and succumbed to the naysayers.

The odds were against him.

But he never gave up. He dug down deep and found the will to overcome the obstacles and defy the odds. I’m thankful for his service to our country and I’m grateful for the fact that he recorded his journey and chose to share it. Way to go, Arthur!

"Just because I can't do it TODAY, doesn't mean that I'm not going to be able to do it SOMEDAY."

- Arthur Boorman


y the way, mad props to Arthur for sharing his yoga falls. I’ve tried doing Warrior One, Warrior Two, Reverse Warrior, etc. There’s only one way to describe the way I look doing it – a Wounded Warrior. Yoga is tough stuff! Rock on, Arthur! You’re a better man than I!

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