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Desires & Cravings

There’s a difference between desire and craving. The former is a healthy attraction to something not yet present, that through intention and practice can be created. The latter is an unsatisfiable – and unhealthy –  impulse that, even when sated, reappears quickly, again and again. This distinction came up for me while watching a video …

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Work Always Comes First

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi An oldie, but a goodie. Another one, that I can’t attribute, but love, is ” . . . it’s like standing in front of a stove, with no wood in it, and expecting heat.”

Beginnings Matter

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato Because without the beginning, there’s nothing. (And the beginning often sets the stage for the rest of the task/project/journey.) When in doubt, begin.

Action Creates Luck

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson The truth in TJ’s words is something I was blind to for some time, and I resisted it after that (still do, but less… ): it is only when we get …

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Choose to Make Choices (Not Decisions… )

“Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change – from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger.” – Edwin Louis Cole There’s something to be learned from this quote, but there’s another way of looking at this that’s (potentially) evolutionary. I have been re-listening to Thomas Leonard’s (excellent!) audio program, The 28 Principles of Attraction, in …

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It’s In The Starting Of It

“Begin – to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.” – Marcus Aurelius As we wrap up this week of “labor” related quotes, let us pause to ponder the importance of starting. So often I learn new things, or new ways of doing things, only by starting …

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