STOP AND THINK – Above all, challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish. (Cecile M. Springer, chemist, educator)

Life presents us with many challenges. Sometimes, they come from others—teachers, coaches, counselors, and friends. Our response to such challenges is often the key to success in sports, academics, or professional life. But, as Springer suggests, the greatest motivation for achievement is doubtless the challenge we impose on ourselves, a test to do our very best.

 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart. (Colossians 3:23)