• Kay & Shi

The Daily Scroll: A Mentorship Recap - April 28th, 2021 Show Notes

Kay:

Hey there, friends, and neighbors. It is Wednesday, April 28th, and this is episode 343. We have a great quote for you today from Tommy Lasorda and he says, "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."

Shi:

Alright. So, 343 episodes in, and we hear Kay address you as friends and neighbors for the first time.


Kay:

First time ever. Here we go 343. Here we go.


Shi:

That was awesome. Well, I love it. You might've thought it was impossible. It was possible because you were determined.


Kay:

I was determined to do something different. It was for you.


Shi:

It was for you, all along.


Kay:

You're welcome.


Shi:

Here on this wonderful Wednesday. This quote really resonates for both of us quite a bit, and it brings to light something that is one of those difference makers that you see in achievers and highly successful people that they'll call it different things, but what Tommy is calling it here is that difference maker of determination. It can sometimes be the most uphill, impossible battle ever but if you're determined inch by inch, millimeter by millimeter, you can climb the mountain.


Kay:

Now, in 2020 about two weeks prior to the shutdowns, Shila and I found ourselves in our families and the magical environment of Walt Disney World. We got to go and participate in the Disney princess half marathon and there was a round of kids races that got to happen a couple of days prior. I remember so clearly and so sweetly watching what I thought would be impossible, which was Shila's youngest, Annadel, who was six at the time crossing the finish line of the one-mile race and having run the majority of the time. Shi, you said she was making it a little noise toward the end. I'm hoping you'll describe it, but it has special meaning for me.


Shi:

She was, and it has special meaning for me as well. If you're a long-time listener, first-time caller, if you're a longtime listener, you've heard us talk about this before, but Annadel ran that mile and towards the end, every breath she took, she was going, huh, huh, huh. It was the literal auditory expression of determination. I know I've been on the treadmill and made that sound and we've all metaphorically and probably literally made that sound too when we're putting forward a lot of effort when we're approaching a finish line when you're running on fumes and you're tired, but it's right there and you're just freaking determined. You guys know that feeling. It takes you; it can literally carry you.


Kay:

Your tiny six-year-old legs run an entire mile and you see that finish line. I mean, that sound is one that I'll bring into myself now thinking and trying to channel Annadel and her sweetness, just because in that time that was the thing for her. So, sometimes I've got to get through a difficult email, or I have to read something I don't want to do, and I'll just consider her huh, huh, huh as you're getting close to the end to stay determined, because that really is that difference between what's impossible and the possible. The Wright brothers failed hundreds of thousands of times before they got something off the ground and then it was only off the ground for like 13 seconds.


Shi:

And then nobody believed them.


Kay:

Yeah, because there wasn't anybody there. So yeah, it takes that determination to get to success.


Shi:

You know, I think determination to me really means that dedication of spirit, when it's hard. Determination. Isn't necessarily a factor during times when things are easy or they're going well. It seems like determination is that thing we've got to lean on and to really rely on and to muster and it is a muster especially when it's especially impossible looking. But it's that feeling and that drive that we muster that comes from within that just says, I am going to make it.


Kay:

Yeah, I will finish. I will not stop even if sometimes that just has to manifest in you grunting through to the finish line. Man, we have grunted through some finish lines and that's just part of it. When you run a big race, you're tired at the end but that determination will get you through and Tommy Lasorda, we didn't talk about him too much, but he was a professional baseball pitcher and a manager. He managed the LA Dodgers from 1976 to 1996, the LA Dodgers for years. He was inducted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 1997. So, you don't make a name for yourself in the industry of competitive sports without knowing a thing or two. I think Tommy Lasorda really gives it to us well here in today's quote.


Shi:

Which is, "The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination."


Kay:

Well, you guys can imagine today is a…


Kay & Shi:

Huh, huh, huh.


Kay:

...Workout Wednesday Quest.


Shi:

Yeah, yeah!


Kay:

Today we want you to try out some sort of physical activity that you might normally think is outside of your comfort zone or your skill level, and therefore impossible. Maybe it's a cartwheel, balancing in a tree pose like a yogi or running that mile. We want you to be determined and do the impossible today. Are you ready?


Kay & Shi:

Let's quest!