PERSEVERANCE…just get up and do it.


“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”

At some point you will fall down.  We all do.

It’s inevitable.

The thing that will determine your outcome, is not how you fall…it is what you do when you get back up.

Heather Dorniden has the heart of a champion.

You can see what she did after she fell down;

  • She got up.
  • She didn’t complain.
  • She didn’t cry.
  • She didn’t scream about how unfair life is…
  • She ran after her dream.

She ran faster, harder then she ever had before.

When I hit a weight of 225lbs-I decided to “get up”.  I made a choice to never fall down again.  I made changes.  Sure, like everyone, I’ve tripped, I’ve stumbled and I’ve lost balance…but I’ve kept focused and kept going.

No matter where you are today, whatever obstacles you may face, I’m here to tell you that if you are willing to work hard and smart, to get back up when you fall and HUSTLE, and never, ever…ever…quit…there is NOTHING you can’t achieve.

The stories like Heather’s are everywhere.  They happen every day.  There’s absolutely

NO reason you can’t be next one with an inspirational story to help others!

So…are you ready to get up?




  1. You’re absolutely spot on. Most people just see the victories of champions, but the real victories occur off the field when we have to recover from the setbacks that are an inevitable part of life.

  2. I’ ve watched this three times this morning already SO inspiring!
    Getting my birthday blaas off my mind and tuning back in today…

  3. Love this Carrie…so inspiring !! You can do or have anything in life that you want, the obstacles, brick walls or set backs along the way are put there not for you to give up, they are there to see how badly you really want it !! Keep going you will do it and it will make you a stronger person 🙂

  4. Very true. When I was 6 I entered a bike race. They put me up against a much older and stronger boy. My bike slid in the gravel and I lost control causing me to fly off and get a face/knee full of scrapes. I didn’t cry. I didn’t pout. I got back on my blue bike & finished the race anyways. I remember how proud everyone was of me for showing determination. It’s a great thing. People fall, it’s up to them to get back up.

  5. NOW that is what I call a STRONG FINISH!! THAT’S what I’m talking about. Thanks Carrie for affirming…. You don’t know what you are capable unless you try! As you once said, and it has stuck with me always, “If you say you can’t, then you won’t”

    Always inspiring us Carrie!

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