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Learn to Count

When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred. – Thomas Jefferson I love this. It reminds me of the following exchange between The Buddha and a young man: Young Man: Master how long will it take for me to achieve enlightenment? Gautama Buddha: It all depends on you …

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You Must Tell Yourself The Truth

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. – Thomas Jefferson You must tell yourself the truth: About how you’ve succeeded. About the things you said you’d do, but haven’t. About the things you’ve done, but wish you hadn’t. About how you’ve “failed,” and that failure is a lie itself – everything creates results, …

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The One Thing You CAN’T Have

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. – Thomas Jefferson I’ve blogged on this one before, but it bears repeating. To achieve a good attitude is necessary, but not sufficient. The wrong attitude however, will negate everything …

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The Karma of Peale

The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results. – Norman Vincent Peale Call it reciprocity, karma, whatever . . . what you put out into the world comes back to you. I can’t convince you if you aren’t convinced. But I’ll guarantee you: if …

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Ambition is Neutral

Ambition is at the very core of success and extraordinary achievement. Unlike greed, it’s a powerful, creative and constructive force. – Jim Rohn Some people view ambition in a negative light. They’ve seen people who are corrupt, unkind, or even criminal, who were “ambitious.” But that’s not what ambition is about. There are plenty of …

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What You Seek, You Find

If you want to get the best out of a person you must look for the best that is in him. – Bernard Haldane Which would you rather have: a boss who doesn’t know you very well and doesn’t give you challenging or interesting assignments, or one that gets to know you and asks you …

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The True Measure

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s when things are tough that one’s true character is revealed. I heard someone say people are like oranges: they reveal their true …

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