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Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen.


Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen. – Ralph Marston What does that mean? This is a line from a much longer text, about 6 tweets long. The … Continue reading

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A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.


A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. – Seneca What does that mean? Back in the time of this quote, gemstones were polished by grinding. Cutting and cleaving, as we know them today, had … Continue reading

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The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.


The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. – Norman Peale What does that mean? This is a sad truth about far too many of us. If we have … Continue reading

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You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.


You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle What does that mean? While the word ‘anything’ is an absolute, and I try to avoid absolutes … Continue reading

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There is a difference between knowing the path & walking the path.


There is a difference between knowing the path & walking the path. – Morpheus What does that mean? This is a modern version of a very old quote. The basics of the quote is twofold. It is one thing to know … Continue reading

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Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.


Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss What does that mean? While at first, years and years ago, I considered this line to be trite and unhelpful, over the years, I have warmed to the … Continue reading

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Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you.


Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you. – Dr Wil Rose What does that mean? I like quotes that challenge the usual thought process. Many, perhaps most, score … Continue reading

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