Turn Around Tuesday

“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.”
– Louis Pasteur (1822 – 1895), Scientist

Random April Factoid of the day – I love word definitions.

Today’s word is tenacious.

From Merriam Webster

  1. Not easily pulled apart, cohesive. Tending to adhere or cling especially to another substance.
  2. Persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired.

Sit back and think about your goals for a second. Not the little ones or the short term ones – the BIG ones. You know those dreams you dare to dream when nobody is around. Those BHAGS (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals) that you are afraid to even write down because you think they are so far fetched.

But you think them anyway because of that small voice deep inside that whispers, “Not impossible, just a little harder.”

Now, look back at the definition of tenacious. The qualities that you need are all there: not easily, cohesive, cling, persistent, desired.

I think the word “tenacity” is a great word. I find it empowering and motivating. Funny how some words can do that for you. I’d love to hear your motivator words.

Today’s challenge is an exercise in tenacity. What can you do today to step up your game? Push a little harder? Stretch yourself? These exercises aren’t just good for your body. They are good for your spirit too!

*Special thanks to Christy Hurlebaus and her Grand Style Tupperware crew for inviting me to speak to their group and inspiring today’s Turn Around Tuesday.


The highlight of last week for me was being able to attend the 8th Annual A Working Woman in Need Awards Gala. Sarahlyn Argrow works hard everyday to grow an organization that assists single mothers in developing marketable skills so that they may provide for their families. Looking for an organization to support? AWWIN is a great place to start.

At the gala, AWWIN recognized the Top 10 Working Women in Savannah. Big congrats to each of them.


  1. Personal Growth says:

    I believe that everyone has to dream in their life and that they all have to achieve it, yes the big dreams and only when we dream we are inspired in doing it.

  2. PG – I love dreaming big – sounds like you do too 🙂

  3. Interesting site. I too like trying to make use of new words.

  4. Tejvan – I like the literal definitions of words I already know and get used all the time. It is amazing how much meaning gets lost in the careless use of common words.

    Glad you stopped by 🙂

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