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We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.

We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light. – Earl Nightingale What does that mean? To me, this speaks to the human journey, where we each go our own route, guided by our own understanding and beliefs. We each make our own way, walking […]

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You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure. – Zig Ziglar What does that mean? While I disagree with the old saying “clothes make the man,” I don’t believe this costume of which Zig refers to is clothing. I believe this saying refers to your attitude and your beliefs as the costume. […]

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It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.

It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself. – Muhammad Ali What does that mean? To me, it talks of one of humankind’s greatest fears, the fear of the new, the unknown.  He talks about people being afraid to meet challenges, and states that he wasn’t. He […]

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To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. – Anatole France What does that mean? To me, this kind of wraps up the activities of the past week or so.  To accomplish great thins, it says, we need to do four things.  In order of […]

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Failure cannot cope with persistence.

Failure cannot cope with persistence. – Napoleon Hill What does that mean? To me, it is another way of stating that with some patience and a lot of effort, despite any number of failures, you will eventually succeed.  It also helps if you can learn something from each mistake.  However, if you keep trying, keep […]

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God gave us burdens, also shoulders.

God gave us burdens, also shoulders. – Yiddish Proverbs What does that mean? To me, this speaks about our luck, our fate, our destiny, our karma or whatever other term you want to use.  We all have things we’d rather not have to do, but that seems to be our lot in life.  But it […]

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A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. – Muhammad Ali What does that mean? To me, this talks about how our experiences (especially when taken across 3 decades) should change our view. For a person still think the same after […]

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A single question can be more influential than a thousand statements.

A single question can be more influential than a thousand statements. – Bo Bennett What does that mean? To me, it means that you can talk all you want.  All that does is reinforce what you already know, what you already think, what you already believe.  Telling other people this will reinforce it in them, […]

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For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. – Vincent Van Gogh What does that mean? What do you know with certainty?  Have you checked with Socrates about that? (that’s a joke – if you don’t get it, I’ll get around to it shortly)  More […]

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