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Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one. – Marcus Aurelius Arguing is generally a waste of time (but only 99% of the time) (better to have an actual conversation, where real listening takes place and ideas get exchanged and considered). There’s no point in debating what it is to be …

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It’s Not Enough To Know

Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch – Ivern Ball Yes, knowledge is important, but it is not sufficient. One must act. Ideally, with enthusiasm.* *  *  * The Universe loves enthusiasm.

What Really Hurts

I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But, I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan People fear failure. They worry that things won’t turn out just like they want, so they do little, or nothing And it hurts. It really, really hurts. Not getting-punched-in-the-mouth-by-Mike-Tyson-hurt, but a hurt just as bad. What doesn’t actually hurt …

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Creating A Problem-Free Life

The solution of the problem that you see in life is to live in a way that will make what is problematic disappear. – Ludvig Wittgenstein This quote inspires me: What if I lived my life in such a way that 1) Problems / Issues / Frustrations/ Impossibilities were seen as Challenges / Learning-and-Growth-Opportunities and …

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It’s Okay to Prepare

Many people are not living the lives they really want (myself* included). One of the reasons people don’t is because they think they should be able to just do it, but they know they aren’t ready. This creates a short little “despair loop” which takes the person out of possibility and back to “reality.” The truth …

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Be Great (You Are . . . )

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. – Washington Irving Every moment we have a choice: to learn and grow or to resist and decay. We can be passive and at the mercy of circumstance or we can be active and create our lives. It all starts in …

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No Such Thing As Failure

Like success, failure is many things to many people. With a positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. – W. Clement Stone One of my defining beliefs on failure comes from Tony Robbins: there’s …

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