On this day in 1949, boxer George Foreman was born in Marshall, Texas. After becoming heavyweight champion of the world in 1973, Foreman retired in 1977. Amazingly, he returned to the ring in 1987 and, in 1994, defeated Michael Moorer to become the world’s oldest heavyweight champion. Subsequently, Foreman earned millions of dollars as the popular spokesman for his own line of indoor grills. Not surprisingly, the multi-talented Foreman advised, “Never be afraid to re-create yourself.” And that’s advice that packs a powerful punch.
Growth is Both Possible and Optional
“To grow and know that one is growing towards—that is the source of all strength and confidence in life.”
“Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”
“Our growth depends not upon how many experiences we devour, but how many we digest.”
Ralph W. Sockman
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.”
Henry David Thoreau
“There is no good reason why we should not develop and change until the last day we live.”
”When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’"
Today’s Bible Verse
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels….
Proverbs 1:5 KJV