Living Stronger

Live Stronger with CFLF

“Living Stronger” is the first part of the CFLF vision.  This is a critical component that requires a conscious choice, but can also be encouraged and supported by loved ones and existing resources.  

To be stronger requires a mindset of accepting and committing to a challenge.  Cystic fibrosis is a challenge that does not quit, and so too must the effort to overcome it never quit.  The mindset of ‘try’ has an inherent ‘out’, or excuse, of opportunity to not ‘do’.  

“Motivation does not necessarily need to precede action.”  A great number of people that exercise regularly are not always excited about doing activity that is tiring, sweaty, and sometimes painful.  However, it is more common that through and/or after the activity is where one feels greater motivation and accomplishment.  

Deciding to ‘Do’ is making a commitment to yourself, or others, that results in action.  

Commitment -

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy,

          the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative

     there is one elementary truth,

     the ignorance of which kills

                  countless ideas and splendid plans:

                              That the moment one definitely

                                                      commits oneself, then Providence moves too.

              All sorts of things occur to help one 

           that would have otherwise 

     never have occurred.

A whole stream of events

  issues from the decision,

               raising in one’s favor all manner

                 of unforeseen incidents, meetings

      and material assistance,

            which no one could have dreamt

    would have come their way.


I have learned a deep respect

for one of Goethe's couplets:

Whatever you can do, or Dream you can...  

Begin it.   

Boldness has Genius, Power, and Magic in it”  

                                                           W.N. Murray - 1951 (Scottish Himalayan Expedition)

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