Second Wind

Second Wind

Ball Bounce


There are times like that, Bailey. Times you
don’t think you can take it anymore. But then you discover that you
can. You always do. You’re tough. You’ll take a deep breath,
swallow just a little bit more, endure just a little longer, and
eventually you’ll get your second wind, — Amy Harmon

The fatigue of the climb was great but it is interesting to learn once more how much further one can go on one’s second wind. I think that is an important lesson for everyone to learn for it should also be applied to one’s mental efforts. Most people go through life without ever discovering the existance of that whole field of endeavor which we describe as second wind. Whether mentally or physically occupied most people give up at the first appearance of exhaustion. Thus they never learn the glory and the exhilaration of genuine effort … — Agnes Elizabeth Nee Ernst Meyer

Sometimes a fresh perspective is all you need to get a second wind on the revision process. Try viewing your material on a different medium; it will shed a new light on the inconsistencies in the dark. — V.S. Watson

When you undertake a daunting task, an adventure bigger than you ever thought you’d take on, you don’t get to know what challenges the universe will present to you on the way. You can decide where you will go and how much money you’ll spend and what your activities will be, but there will always be something unexpected, a hurdle of sorts, that offers you an opportunity to learn something about yourself if you take it in stride. — Cami Ostman

When I don’t feel like working out, lifting weights or doing serious cardio, the best thing for me to do is just go on the treadmill and walk. I walk and listen to music and 10 minutes will go by, then 15, and then I’ll speed up a bit. Once my blood really starts flowing, I’ll get a second wind and then I want to work out. — Steve Howey

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second. — William James

I certainly have routines in my day-to-day life that are important to me and still give me feelings of security and control, but the capacity to break out of them every so often as I travel has given me a second wind. — Daniel Tammet

Do you know what’s one mistake we always make? Believing that life’s immutable, that once you get on a particular track you have to follow it to the end of the line. But it appears that fate has more imagination than we do. Just when you think you’re in a situation you can’t escape from, when you’ve reached the lowest depths of total desperation, everything changes as fast as a gust of wind, everything’s overturned; from one second to the next you find you’re living a new life. — Susanna Tamaro

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When we start projects or ventures it always starts at a high note then we hit a rut and momentum is curtailed or stops altogether. This also happens to our most important relationships and other tasks we do.

This is why it’s important to get your second wind and start afresh. You can get back at your project or task with new light on how to tackle it or make it better. For the most important things in life we should be thinking about the 5th wind and 6th wind

This will be one of my shorter posts as I am in post knee operation recovery mode.

The ‘Rocky’ Movies

Sylvester Stallone will always be remembered for his simple story lines but effective movies. His ‘Rocky’ and ‘Rambo’ series of movies have always rung a bell with many ardent movie goers. The series that I will not forget is the ‘Rocky’ series.

Here as a boxing champion who always wore the ‘under dog’ tag he always came back from seeming defeat to knock out the champion. He applied the ‘second wind’ phenomena truism in all these movies and came out triumphant at the end.

These movies inspired many individuals to dust of their dreams and achieve more. The second bounce, third bounce is always important.


Where do we need to apply our second wind, third wind, fourth wind. That’s the core driver. Never give up where we just need to apply more momentum. It’s crucial to keep our heads down and drive to achieve our great dreams

Do not get demoralized, do not listen to the critics but always aim for excellence where you truly know your success will light a flame in your community.



From Failure to Success: Everyday Habits and Exercises to Build Mental Resilience and Turn Failures into Successes – Martin Meadows

The Ten Times Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure – Grant Cardone



2 thoughts on “Second Wind”

  1. Thanks for magnificent information. What trips can you recommend in 2024? Astro tourism, eco diving, home swapping, train stations are the new food destinations,sports tourism, coolcationing, gig tripping, private group travel?

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