If you have ever given birth the natural way, you have heard that word said to you (or in some cases shouted at you), as the medical staff encourage you to birth that baby.

If you are a Christian, you have probably seen the acronym P. U. S. H. Pray Until Something Happens – urging the faithful not to give up, but to persist in prayer.

If you’ve been under any form of rigorous training, it’s one word you’ve probably heard from your coach over and over again.

It’s a word I have heard often as we train for the Rwenzori climb. George from Boot Camp says it. Moses from Monday spin class says it. Andrew from dance fitness class says it.


Go beyond yourself.

Do it one more time.

Don’t give up.

Don’t give in.

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If she can do it, so can you. Push!

Feel the pain and go on.

Beat your last record.

Press on.

Press past your limit.

Go on.

Don’t think, just do.

Go the extra mile.

Do better than yesterday.

Do better than your last work out.

Outdo yourself.

You’ve got some more left in you.

Apply yourself.

Use all your strength.

Don’t slow down.

Don’t stop now.

Forward always.

Backwards never.


And so I push. Building my strength. Increasing my tenacity. Overcoming metal obstacles. Going past physical weariness. Giving my all, to attain my goal. I push.


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