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If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.

If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. – Winston Churchill What does that mean? This is Sir Winston at his finest. It is part of a longer quote, which goes into detail as to how to properly use a pile driver to make your point. […]

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If you don’t know where you’re going…

If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there. – Lewis Carroll But this line is not in the Alice in Wonderland books. The proper exchange is : “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get […]

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Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement. – Brian Tracy What does that mean? To me, this speaks of the mental image or picture that helps keep you moving until you achieve the end you had in mind.  Without a goal, without a mental image or a picture of where you want to […]

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Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. – John Wooden What does that mean? Is the glass half empty or half full?  Do you cry and complain about how things worked out, or do you play the hand you are dealt to the best of […]

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Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do than what one can do.

Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do than what one can do. – Lin Yutang What does that mean? To me, this is about where your talents are and where they are not.  No matter how badly you want to play the piano at Carnegie Hall, if the best you can […]

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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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