What does Johnny Cash Know?

This week’s Blog comes from Johnny Cash.

I was listening to his American III album which has covers of other songs and the first song is “Won’t Back Down” written by Tom Petty.  I checked the lyrics and discovered that there are not many.  It is essentially repeating the phrase “I won’t back down” and every now and again it’s 

“Well I know what’s right, I got just one life 
 in a world that keeps on pushin’ me around 
 but I’ll stand my ground 
 …and I won’t back down”

It is the simplicity of the song and the lyrics that amplify its message.  

When things get tough do you back down?  
Do you stand up for your beliefs? 
Do you avoid the difficult conversations, the challenging situations, the draining and demanding actions, the very things that will make you stronger? 

Don’t back down!

Persistence and commitment will pay off – don’t quit before the miracle happens.

Thanks Johnny!! 

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