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“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.”
— Samuel Johnson, Writer

 I think it’s so easy to go to a big seminar, watch the super-hero speakers under the spotlights and just make the assumption that great deeds are only done by the “big” people.

Seems like it’s time to take a step back and remember that the true courage happens most often in pretty unglamorous ways.  It’s the daily insistence on becoming brilliant with the basics–even when we feel like crawling in a hole and pulling it in behind us–that gives birth to a certain internal “kick-ass-ness” you probably never get when times are easy and good.

So, I, for one, commit to my fellow Jackalopes and all of our shaved-sheep pals that I will stand up today and do what it takes.  I’ll do it with style and flair.  I’ll do it outrageously (heck, I might even make myself laugh at myself).  However I do it, I promise that I will end the day knowing for sure that I’ve practiced what I preach.

Thank you, brother Jackalopes (still waiting for a few sister Jackalopes to show up).  Knowing you are there gives me courage and faith.

Jacob “the Jackalope” Nordby

Here’s a list of a few books I think we ALL should read right now (or re-read, if we think we’ve done it before)

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