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PRETTY PRETTY GOOD DAY
Thurgood Marshall 1908
First and foremost, he remembered–every minute, in every way, even down to the smallest detail. Thurgood Marshall never forgot where he came from. Years later, at the pinnacle of American government and Washington society, Marshall kept in mind the injustices he had suffered in segregated America, and those that blacks continue to suffer today. Secondly, Marshall was a warm person, who rarely let his views of history and institutions carry over into animosity against individuals.
*Never forget where you came from and the obstacles you had to overcome to get where you are today. Be a warm person with no animosity against individuals. Watch Marshall for motivation.
Alex Morgan 1989
Watch how Morgan tries not to laugh while she runs through a series of exercises to build core strength and speed. At least it seems like when they’re filming some of the videos below. It’s as if Morgan is on the verge of laughing, take a look for yourself. What do they say though, laughing is an excellent way to increase core muscle strength.
*Laugh while doing these Alex Morgan core exercises. Play soccer with friends who make you laugh.
Medgar Evers 1925
In his early efforts, at a time before sit-ins, before Freedom Riders, before Rosa Parks, before Martin Luther King, Jr., in a place of abandoned repression, he had only his wife, Myrlie, and a handful of others wholly behind him. King had his Montgomery congregation and his father’s in Atlanta, a much larger web of support, and later, of course, a national forum. Implicit in these circumstances are questions of greatness that transcend race but are even more unimaginable because Medgar was black, in Mississippi, in the first half of the twentieth century, and basically alone. Beckwith did not just kill a man whose hard life had instilled a quiet fanaticism; he killed a man almost fated for martyrdom, a man whose ability to rise every morning and take on the entrenched and cruelly arrogant mores as he did was little short of incredible.
*Rise this morning and take on anything that comes your way. Watch Ghosts of Mississippi for inspiration.
Ashley Tisdale 1985
I started to realize, You know I’m turning 30 and I want to do all these different things. I always had a fear of what if it doesn’t work out, or what if this happens, or what if people don’t see me as an actress anymore. But nowadays you can do it all. I saw throughout having a production company for eight years that yeah, I produce and stuff, but I’m still able to do acting, I’m still able to balance that, and so I can balance even more stuff. I just felt like, why not? Just go out and do what you want to do and be creative.
*Just go out and do what you want to do and be creative. This is my 365DOLF mantra.
BONUS: Richard Petty 1937
Petty’s resilience has landed him in the perfect spot to succeed–he now has the money and the control.
*Be resilient and always go for both the money and control of your business.
Larry David 1947 – watch Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Stare down is your secret weapon
Just keep looking. Don’t break eye contact. You’ll see right into their soul.
*Watch as many episodes of Curb as you can. It is pretty, pretty, pretty, good.
Margot Robbie 1990 – spaghetti Bolognese
‘I projectile vomited 1.8 kilos of spaghetti’: Margot Robbie confesses to less than elegant display in eating contest during Graham Norton Show appearance
*Enjoy Margot Robbie’s spaghetti Bolognese while watching her in I Tonya and wash it down with a Lindsay Lohan cocktail
BONUS: Lindsay Lohan 1986 – The Lindsay Lohan drink
SNUB – Jose Canseco