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The most motivating story


Monday, June 03, 2013

This weekend my husband and I watched a documentary on ESPN about Dewey Bozella. He was convicted of a murder he didn't commit. He refused to accept plea deals and continued to profess his innocence of the murder. He was in jail 26 years before being exonerated. For 26 years he continued to profess his innocence. On an appeal, he was offered a plea deal but he refused to sign paperwork saying his was guilty of a crime he didn't commit. The jury found him guilty again...before his eventual exoneration.

During his life he wanted to be a boxer and entered the prison boxing program. He had 10 fights. His lifelong dream was to be a professional boxer. After being released, his story touched several athletes who then helped make this dream a reality. He had to come to California to get his professional license. He failed the first test. His wife refused to let him give up on his dream and after much anguish, he began training hard and ultimately obtained his pro license. He then had his fight and won...he retired after that. emoticon emoticon emoticon

The lesson I got...work your butt off, it won't be easy, many people will put obstacles in your way, but if you truly want to achieve something you MUST BE WILLING TO WORK HARD. Dewey...thank you for an amazing lesson in perseverance. Your story touched me and left me with tears. It also made me think about why I'm not working harder to achieve my goal. I'm putting a picture of you up on my motivation wall so I can see your face (which has determination written all over it) every day and remind myself that it won't come easy and it won't come without hard work...but it will come!



Here's a link to his story...I think it's so awesome I just had to share!

http://espn.go.com/boxing/st
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GABIBEAR 6/5/2013 11:20PM

    emoticon That was some story. I remember hearing about it. Thank you for sharing. It is always good to have a motivational story like that to get ourselves in gear to work harder! Hope you are having a great week so far!

Gabi
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/4/2013 11:38PM

    That's awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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KMRJPR 6/3/2013 12:42PM

    Thank you all for stopping by to check out my blog. I'm glad it motivated so many of you!

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 6/3/2013 12:35PM

    Unbelievable! Great motivation for all of us! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 6/3/2013 11:59AM

    How awesome!

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RUFFIT 6/3/2013 8:31AM

    emoticon and so true!! Keep going putting one foot in front of the other!!

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TWNOMWE 6/3/2013 8:11AM

    Thanks for sharing. Success in 99% hard work and 1% luck, so let keep working for what we really want to achieve. Wonderful and powerful story.
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BONNIEMARGAY 6/3/2013 4:36AM

    Thanks.

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 6/3/2013 2:47AM

    Very uplifting and motivating story. Thanks for sharing.

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FITANDFIFTY2 6/3/2013 2:16AM

    Thank you for sharing the link to this heart felt story!! Bless this man and his future!!

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CELEST 6/3/2013 2:11AM

    Awesome and what a lesson. I'm a believer in working hard. Folks say "good luck" my dad always said "if you worked hard, you wouldnt need luck". Thx for sharing this.

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