Champion Dad Quotables

“What’s the word?! TOUGH” – E.C. Arnold Jr. (strength of character to brave the daily obstacles of life and still march forward)

“How we respond to what happens to us- especially the painful, excruciating things that we never wanted and we have no control over- is a creative act.”- Rob Bell

“Create what you want to see in the world” – Jeanine Fitzgerald

“Beliefs are merely the parables of the mind. It does not matter if the are “true” or not. What matters is that they help facilitate wonder, curiosity, and point the way when needed.” –MJ

“By repeatedly reminding ourselves to return to the present moment we can ease the burden of overthinking.” -MJ

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”―C.G. Jung

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether or not you’re inspired”.- Octavia Butler

“You have to be odd to be number one” – Dr. Seuss

“The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.”
– Joseph Campbell

“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning”- Joseph Campbell

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls” –Joseph Campbell

“What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else”- Joseph Campbell

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” –Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa

“Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day.  You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense”. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Learn to love and embrace your imperfections. They are what make you unique and wonderfully you. You can only change something that you have accepted. You will know when you have accepted it when there is no shame, guilt, or blame present.”-MJ

“The depth of our relationships reflect and are in direct proportion of how deeply we can listen to the other person. Deeper listening = deeper connection.”-MJ

“Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”– C.S. Lewis

“The greatest victory is the one that requires no battle.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

“You can always be right, or you can get along—choose one.” —Joshua Fields Millburn