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Honor Your Gifts

If one or two people tell you you’re an ass, you can ignore them. But if three or four people tell you you’re an ass, you might think about putting on a saddle. – Yiddish saying The inverse is true as well. If people keep telling you that you have gifts or talents, you must …

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Wisdom and Virtue

Wisdom is knowing what to do next. Virtue is doing it. – David Starr Jordan I have nothing add. Just thought you might benefit from the reminder.

The Importance of Values

Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. – Omar Bradley I’m pretty sure that by stars Mr. Bradley means values and by passing ship lights he is referring to the vagaries of popular opinion and culture. If so, he’s right. What do you value? Are your values reflected …

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Do You Really Want To?

Time is a created thing. To say, ‘I don’t have time’ is to say, ‘I don’t want to.’ – Lao Tzu What do you spend your time doing? The key is that time is a limited resource and what you do with it matters. When you say you can’t do something it’s because you’ve decided (consciously or …

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Become Who You Can

Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. – John Wooden One of the things I love about John Wooden is his focus on 1) fundamentals (/habits) and 2) doing the best you can, irrespective of …

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What Money Does to People

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant and kind. – W. Somerset Maugham I said “money” in the title because I think that’s the key factor at play. One of my limiting beliefs about …

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