Great moments are born out of great opportunities!


The weekend was great! Good times with family and friends. Then comes Sunday night. You start thinking about the week ahead. Need to do this, need to do that. It seems like your week has begun even before the weekend is “officially” over. You toss and turn and before you know it the alarm clock rings.


Monday, ah, Monday. The most dreaded day of the week. For some, Mondays are a challenge! Morning meetings, updates with the boss, problems to deal with, and yes those never ending stories from co-workers. Somebody please shoot me! Sound familiar? Maybe it’s time to change your tune.

To me, Monday is my favorite day of the week. I always wake up early, eager to start the day. Monday is the one day, more than any other, that I am at my peak mentally and emotionally. Monday represents a chance to start anew. New beginnings, new challenges, and yes, most importantly, new opportunities.

“Great moments are born out of great opportunities”

This quote is one of my personal favorites, it’s from the movie “Miracle”. For those of you who don’t know or follow hockey, “Miracle” is a story about the 1980 USA Hockey team and their unlikely upset of one of the most formidable hockey powers in the world, the Soviet Union. (sorry Moosh) As someone who has loved the game of hockey since I was a kid, I actually was watching this game on TV as it played out in 1980.

I decided that for this week’s Motivational Monday post, I would share the speech that  Kirk Russell (who played Herb Brooks) gave before the game. This one game forever changed the face of hockey in the US. Here’s hoping that this clip helps motivate you on this Monday morning.

Make Monday your day, your time! Now go out there and take it!



Categories: Motivation

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