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Commitment – Blood, Sweat, and Tears
May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The expression ‘blood, sweat and tears’ is usually said to have been coined by Sir Winston Churchill in his famous “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat” speech in 1940, when he warned the British people of the hardships to come in fighting WWII.
The first occurrence of the expression is in Sermons on Various Subjects by Christmas Evans, translated from the Welsh by J. Davis, 1837:
Christ the High Priest of our profession, when he laid down his life for us on Calvary, was bathed in his own blood, sweat, and tears.
The French and Italians, also Christian nations, have their own versions of the phrase – ‘suer sang et eau’ (sweat blood, and water/tears) and ‘lacrime e sangue’ (blood and tears).
Al Kooper picked up on the phrase as the name for his new American jazz-rock band in 1967. Kooper could hardly have known how apt a choice it was. The band has gone through more disagreements, sackings, and direction changes than most, with at least 140 musicians having been members at some point.
The phrase “blood, sweat and tears” means to do great hard work and effort to succeed in very difficult situations. It also means to do one’s best, without feeling tired or frustrated when things are not in our favor.
If your dream is to become a professional speaker, a better leader, and a more effective communicator, then you will put every effort into making your dream a reality.
Join us for our next meeting on May 8 from 18:15-20:30 Indochina Time (UTC +7). Allow us to partner with you on your personal and professional development journey.