Today’s word is survival.  Today’s quote is, “It’s not the strongest of the species that survive nor the most intelligent but the most responsive to change.”  In order to survive, you have to see what’s going on around you, you have to adapt, and you have to change. Remember that time you thought you could never survive?

You did and you can do it again.  We are constantly going to be challenged.  No one said that this journey is going to be easy and that you are not going to be thrown curveballs, knuckleballs, sinkers, and high heat fastballs.  You are going to get them every day. How do you deal with them? How are you going to survive?

When I think about New York City, which is my home, I think about 9-11. I was there shortly after and the city was hurt, the whole city was in tears, but somehow they got together.  All those who were lost will never come back and that saddens me, but the city survived and downtown came back in such a big way.

How did they do that?  It was with community, not with just one person but with a family and then it grew and the movement got bigger. New York City survived a heinous attack and we can survive attacks in our lives. So when you think about survival just go visit Freedom Tower. Look up, it’s incredible.  

Also, Brookfield Place and American Express Plaza, they redid it all and it’s amazing. It can be done.  Moving forward is the only way to survive. You can’t look backward, you have to look forward. Put one foot in front of the other.  How bad do you want it? You’ve got to want it and you’ve got to move forward.

What are your choices?  To give up? To quit? What kind of example are you showing to your family and your children if you do so.  And if you are young don’t quit, quitting is for losers. To me, quitting is not an option. You’ve got to have that mindset.  

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