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Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours.

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they’re yours. – Richard Bach What does that mean? Put another way, if you argue for your limitations, who will argue against you and against your limitations? Unless you have a full-time side-kick, probably nobody. So whatever you say you can’t do, you won’t likely ever try, as […]

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I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.

I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart What does that mean? He’s marching to the beat of his own drummer. He’s doing what seems appropriate to him at the time. He doesn’t change to try to please others, he doesn’t change to […]

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We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same. – Carlos Castaneda What does that mean? The full quote is “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.”  I had never […]

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Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman What does that mean? Many people find shadows kind of scary, and they are a metaphor for the things that would bother you if you saw them regularly, or focused on them.  Many people also find the sun […]

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