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Oct 24, 2017

“You can be the champion of your life.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

Joetta Clark Diggs is more than a four-time Olympian, competing in 800 and 1500 meter distance runs; she’s also the daughter of Dr. Joe Clark, the hard-as-nails New Jersey principal portrayed by Morgan Freeman in the 1989 film, Lean on Me. In this episode, Joetta shares her story, from the lessons in discipline learned from her father to handling setbacks on her quest to becoming an Olympian. She shares how the acronyms F.O.C.U.S and A.C.E. have helped her on her path to success, why the first step will always take you around the bend and why showing up is only half of the equation. Over the course of the episode, you’ll be inspired and motivated to tackle the challenges of the day with enthusiasm, determination and grace.

 

Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:

“Discipline is the ability to do something and reach beyond what you are to grow.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“The better I am, the better I am for someone else.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Your discipline is your schedule for success.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Frustration is a sign on investment. If you don’t get frustrated, there’s no investment in what you’re trying to do.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“If you don’t stay true to your vision, your frustration never comes to fruition.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“The first step—that first burst of energy—will take you around the bend.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Don’t let your emotions pull you away from your destiny.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Once you are accountable, your greatness takes control.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“We can’t waste our time thinking like ordinary people.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“Storms come to test the foundation. If you’re not credible, your foundation will crack.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“When your ‘gotta do’ is greater than your ‘need to do’, that’s enthusiasm.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“You have to be willing to run toward your blessings.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

“If you can look up, you will get up.” — Joetta Clark Diggs

 

Mentioned in the episode:

Joetta’s “P” Principles for Success by Joetta Clark Diggs
7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

 

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