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What Are You Putting In?

The average person puts only 25% of his energy into his work.  The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%. – Andrew Carnegie Implicit in Carnegie’s words is that to be …

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What (Real) Optimists Do

Optimists are those who go after Moby Dick in a row boat with a bucket of tartar sauce. – Zig Ziglar First off, nobody beats Zig for deep truth delivered well. Second, the key take-away here (I humbly suggest) is that the Optimist is one who takes (intelligent/bold/authentic/useful/necessary/game-changing) action. So many people pooh-pooh optimism and …

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Making A Living Or A Life?

Are you making a “living” with some life thrown in here-and-there, when possible? Or, are you making a “life,” with some work thrown in? *  *  * I understand that I might be mis-stating the proportions a bit, but the point is worth considering. *  *  * When we “make a living,” at least in …

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Focus On What’s Real

Rejoice in the things that are present; all else is beyond thee. – Michel de Montaigne The only things that are real are those things in front of you. Your opinion of things in front of you is not real. What’s actually in front of you is what’s real. You can only act on what’s …

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