Today's Inspiration: Overcoming Challenges

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Today's Inspiration

by Marie T. Russell,

The focus for today's inspiration is:

I persevere by adopting an "overcome mind-set".

Ambushes don’t just happen in combat. In business and life, an ambush is a catastrophic event that leaves physical, emotional, and mental scars. It might be a health crisis, divorce, business fail­ure, life-threatening disease, or horrific accident impacting you or those close to you, but make no mistake: it feels like you have been caught in a nightmare. No relief, no escape, and no hope.

Just like an enemy ambush, a life ambush damages almost every system of the body and often results in negative, un­productive responses. You have to maintain perspective as you face each day after an ambush. Your loss, failure, or grief might be profound and paralyzing, but you can hold out hope that you understand the fragility of life better because of your experiences. You have more to offer the world because of what you’ve survived.

It won’t be easy, but I can guarantee you’ll be stronger. You just have to keep that Overcome Mind-Set with each evolution of life. That’s what ambush survivors do. That’s how they overcome.

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For more reflections on this topic, read the article:
     The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday
      Written by Jason Redman
Read the article here.


This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of, wishing you a day of adopting an overcome mind-set (today and every day)

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Today, I persevere by adopting an "overcome mind-set".

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Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors
by Jason Redman

book cover: Overcome: Crush Adversity with the Leadership Techniques of America's Toughest Warriors by Jason RedmanTriumph over adversity using proven Special Operations habits and mindsets with this inspiring guide from retired Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author Jason Redman.  

Adversity can often catch you by surprise and leave you struggling with what to do next. What if you could confront any adversity, from the biggest challenges -- the loss of your job, divorce, health issues, bankruptcy -- to normal daily challenges -- a late flight, a disappointing phone call, a missed promotion, a bad day -- and not just survive it, but thrive afterwards?

Jason Redman was horrifically wounded in Iraq in 2007. He came back from this experience stronger than ever -- despite carrying scars and injuries he will have for the rest of his life. He went on to launch two successful companies and speaks all over the country on how to build better leaders through his Overcome mindset.

For more info and/or to order this book, click here.

About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

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