Monday, February 1, 2010

Emotional Defibrillator

Check out this commercial. If this doesn’t get you emotionally pumping strong again I don’t know what will. Many of us are writing books. This commercial serves as a powerful example of how to grab right from the start…and how to hold on.






Don’t relinquish the dream!

Have you seen this yet? What say you about it?

*thanks to visa for the commercial

31 comments:

  1. I haven't seen this commercial, but I'm crying now. Thanks alot!!!! :)

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  2. Wendy: No, I had not seen this. I love it.

    Thanks for sharing; this made my day.

    Love
    Jen

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  3. Constant dripping wears away the stone. 滴水穿石!加油!.........................

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  4. Wow! No, I had never seen this before. Awesome video. Gave me a lot to think about. Thanks, Wendy! :)

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  5. Oh my wow! Yep, it got me. I hadn't seen that yet, but it was very powerful. That's what I want my writing to be.

    Thanks for this, Wendy.

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  6. Just goes to show that dreams worth chasing are those dreams that might take a long time to accomplish. Six years later. Wow!

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  7. Thanks, Wendy! I guess it can take a while to reach certain dreams. We must stick with the steady climb and hard work to reach greatness.

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  8. Don’t relinquish the dream! The best. Sarah

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  9. Doesn't that just make the skin tingle. Wow! Definite inspiration to never give up! Thanks for sharing, Wendy, I hadn't seen this before.

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  10. Thanks Wendy, I needed the reminder that everything happens in God's time.

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  11. That is an inspiring commercial, thanks for sharing it.
    Don't relinquish the Dream. I need to print that out and put it in a place where I see it often.

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  12. Oh, it's so beautiful! It brought a tear to my eye.

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  13. That's great! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  14. I love sports commercials. I find them very encouraging.

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  15. I so needed this right now! Thanks for posting this! :)

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  16. Oh, I'm such an Olympics addict! I remember those moments and am extra excited for the Winter Olympics to start soon now. :-)

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  17. Awesome commercial! Thanks for the inspiration! Hard to believe the Olympics begin in just a few days...Keep the encouragement coming, Wendy!

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  18. Neat commercial. Thanks for sharing. And what a cute baby he has! I love commercials with cute babies.

    Amy

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  19. Just brought a tear to my eye. How do people show such bravery? How do they pick themselves up after failing (it wouldn't be failing to the average person) and keep going for six years??

    Thanks for this.

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  20. OK. I'm both bummed and happy. I wont give up no matter how painful life gets. Life seems to have a bad habit of getting pretty painful.

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  21. Yes, I have seen that. And to date myself, I also watched both Olympics when that happened! Great encouragement to keep on! Thanks!

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  22. I'm going to have to come back again... I just watched it without sound and it was powerful like that!

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  23. The ways of God are mysterious. He is always working out wonderful stories in our lives. We get to write some of it, too, with the choices we make. I need to focus on making worthy choices. That's my part in it. I've been thinking a lot about this.

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  24. I haven't seen it and after reading some comments, am not going to push play because I really can't cry right now. :-) I'm too tired.
    But I agree, we need to hold on, push through!

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  25. Now you went and made me cry!

    and, to me the point that comes to mind is how we will someday look back and see that our failures were just precursors to our successes. It will all make sense in hindsight.

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  26. Thanks Wendy! I appreciated that on many levels. I'm a big sook when it comes to commercials. All I need is to hear the opening bars of the music and I'm gone. Sometimes my kids will tell me 'That was not worth crying over!" But I think in this case the tears were fitting. I'm going back to watch again:)

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  27. Oh man, you know it's good when a VISA commercial makes you cry. What a great story.

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  28. Wendy,
    Have I seen it?????? Living with football men, I have seen it innumerable times. Love 1) Morgan Freeman's voice, which resonates trust and love and a simmering passion for whatever he tackles. Think Shawshank. Since he narrated that film, I have ALWAYS fallen for his voice
    2) Selflessness, even in often egocentric arenas.
    3) Grit/perseverance. Anyone who's donned the cap and Speedo of a swimmer KNOWS what it takes to get to this level.
    Usual brilliant post.

    P

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  29. Wendy:
    I saw this commercial on TV the other night. It got to me. As I watched it here,it got to me at a different level. I had tears well up and I had goose pimples on my arms.

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  30. Six years until he won gold. Some may have given up. But if he had done that, he would still be six years older and probably holding onto regret instead of a gold metal.

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