On this day - March 1, 1936 - This day marked the completion of the 7-year construction of the Hoover Dam, located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River between Arizona and Nevada. The project took thousands of workers during the Great Depression and more than 100 workers lost their lives in its construction. Today, the hydroelectric energy produced by the dam is purchased by 15 different municipalities.
Something else great happened on this day. Today I received an e-mail from Thomas Cantrell a very high end editor, small time magician and full time friend to the pursuit excellence, justice and the wise use of words. He was reading the comments from you T4D subscribers and pulled these words out offered by Jason Coombs and offered them back to us and to the world. So congratulations Jason… you may now be publically quoted with the greats! Gandi, Mandela, Covey, and Coombs! (thanks Thomas)
“Overcoming addiction isn’t the miracle; the miracle is the willingness to try.” ~Jason Coombs
Adapted from the quotation by John Bingham on Kirk Weisler’s blog today: “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start!” ~Tom
Then tying it all together is this “dam” fine quote from Thomas that may help to explain how we got the Hoover.
How do you accomplish what others don’t? Do every day what others won’t. ~ T.Cantrell (inspired by many similar quotations)