Monthly Archives: April 2011

Failure cannot cope with persistence.


Failure cannot cope with persistence. – Napoleon Hill What does that mean? To me, it is another way of stating that with some patience and a lot of effort, despite any number of failures, you will eventually succeed.  It also … Continue reading

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Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.


Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. – Brian Tracy What does that mean? To me, this speaks of the mental image or picture that helps keep you moving until you achieve the end you had in mind.  … Continue reading

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With virtue you can’t be entirely poor; without virtue you can’t really be rich.


With virtue you can’t be entirely poor; without virtue you can’t really be rich. –  Chinese Proverb What does that mean? Let’s start with a definition of virtue.  Virtue is defined by dictionary. reference. com as “moral excellence; goodness; righteousness.”  … Continue reading

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Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.


Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. – Les Brown What does that mean? To me, it talks of the futility of reliving the past.  Dragging the anchors of your failures with you as you try … Continue reading

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Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.


Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding. – Albert Einstein What does that mean? If two people (or two countries – this saying seems to scale fairly well) don’t understand one another, there cannot … Continue reading

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Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.


Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. – Aristotle What does that mean? Like anything that travels, setting a proper course at the beginning is critical.  If the airplane you are in is off course by 30 degrees, … Continue reading

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Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.


Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. – Confucius What does that mean? This saying has been paraphrased in modern times as “failing to plan is planning to fail.”  Does it make … Continue reading

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