“My (Henry’s) mother used to say to me when I complained that things were hard, ‘If you are on the right path, it will always be uphill.’ And as the world becomes darker and more dangerous, we must keep climbing. It will be our choice whether or not to move up or to stay where we are.”

-Henry B. Eyring, “Raise the Bar

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  1. robertawrites235681907 January 23, 2022 / 10:25 am

    I think your mother was right, Chel. I have never achieved anything without a lot of hard work and persistence.

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    • Chel Owens January 23, 2022 / 2:18 pm

      This is Henry Eyring, but that’s been my experience as well.


  2. Amruta January 23, 2022 / 10:36 am

    Inspirational…..Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Tippy Gnu January 23, 2022 / 10:39 am

    You go ahead. I’m going to look for the pass between the hills.

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  4. Jim Borden January 23, 2022 / 1:43 pm

    as long as we’ve got that choice to move or stay…

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  5. D. Wallace Peach January 23, 2022 / 7:19 pm

    What an interesting quote from your mom, Chelsea. In the context of these dark days, I couldn’t agree more. And we’d better make that climb, or we and our children are going to face some darker decades.

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    • Chel Owens January 23, 2022 / 7:38 pm

      Alas, it’s from Eyring. I think the source got cut off. And it’s a perspective I heard more from adults in our church in my past but not so much anymore.

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  6. petespringerauthor January 23, 2022 / 9:04 pm

    I think your mom had the right idea. We can either wallow in self-pity or pick ourselves back up and do the best we can.

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    • Chel Owens January 23, 2022 / 11:28 pm

      This is Eyring’s mother, but I agree. I like the message that we need to work hard against challenges.

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  7. Nope, Not Pam January 24, 2022 / 3:05 am

    Words to certainly push you along

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  8. LA January 24, 2022 / 6:52 am

    That’s awesome

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  9. Simon January 25, 2022 / 2:14 am

    Timely advice I needed. I am dedicating this to my inner self. Thanks for sharing.💞

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    • Chel Owens January 30, 2022 / 2:53 pm

      It’s good for hard times.


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