Thursday, February 24, 2011

“Steadiness and toil will serve you better than brilliance.” James E. Faust

“Steadiness and toil will serve you better than brilliance.” James E. Faust

I love this quote; I first read it when I was 21. I knew then, what I still know now, that I’m not or ever will be brilliant. But I thought that perhaps I might still have a chance with the other two. And even when steadiness might fail me, I could still toil—and toil is definitely something that I can do.

I hear so many people limit themselves by saying, “I could never do that!” And I know that sometimes there are real limitations that need to be taken into consideration, but for the most part we all have the capability of accomplishing things that are way beyond our expectations.

So it’s in this spirit of accomplishing and achieving, through sheer work and determination that I’d like to start a series of interviews featuring friends that I admire greatly. Amid raising a young family and all the everyday cares, these women have managed to turn hobbies into a career that defines them without changing them or their lives. It hasn’t taken them away from children or family, it hasn’t turned them into millionaires, but it has given them great pleasure and they have achieved that which seemed to be unattainable at first. What I like about these moms is that they are your average women, who live their dreams every day and get the laundry done in between—sometimes. They embody this quote of mine, thought I have to say—I do thing they are brilliant!

So stay tuned for my next blog entry to learn more about Naomi DeLaTorre, blogger, writer, salsa dancer supreme!


  1. Wow, what a great quote. It really is inspiring, isn't it? It's the journey that truly builds character, integrity and self-worth, whereas brilliance is not hard-earned!

    Great post!

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    ♥.•*¨ Elizabeth ¨*•.♥

  2. Thanks guys! Here are two more great examples of what I'm talking about! Chis is a Cardiologist from Brazil who works and lives in Argentina, she's a loving mother, step-mother and awesome cusin/friend! Elizabeth is a super blogger and writer and you can find her @