Saturday, December 26, 2009

Block quotes

These blocks are for gifts to some people who are near and dear to our family's hearts.  I took a twist of a version I found  at and instead of doing words on one side, I put it on all four sides.  These block are cut at 4, 6, and 8 inches each.  Painted three different colors with a vinyl added to each one.  If you don't have vinyl you could always decoupage paper on for a slightly different look. I have found that the vinyl at the above site is inexpensive and their service to be excellent.

Inches make champions is a quote I found online by Vince Lombardi.  It is one I use to push myself forward when I think something is too hard.
"Vince Lombardi, the football coach who brought the Green Bay Packers from fifteen losing seasons to successive world championships, thought success was a matter of inches. A bit more concentration, one extra push in practice, a consistent second effort for a tiny additional gain. He didn't ask his players to be something other than they were - he asked them to improve their best an inch at a time. He knew inches add up, in life as in sports."
 "Lombardi knew a lot about winning. If football is a game of inches, so is career success. In the competitive world, you seldom win by a landslide. 
"In life as in football, it is often the little things that count: going to meetings when we feel like staying home, or speaking our minds, no matter how insignificant our opinion may seem. When we feel like simply hiding - inches make the difference."
"Buzz Sullivan, a high school diving coach, said, "A champion is someone who goes so far they can't go another inch—and then they go that inch."  Winning in business or in personal life is all about inches: going small distances successfully, then going farther still."  
Quote taken and rearranged from here and here.

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