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Success and rest don’t sleep together.

Success and rest don’t sleep together. – Russian Proverb What does that mean? When we think of successful people, we often think of their lives of leisure. The act of achieving success gives one the chance to relax and take it easy. But how true is that, really? How many ‘successful’ people do you see […]

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You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.

You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight. – Jim Rohn What does that mean? This quote is about the power of time. If you’re going in an undesired direction, you’re going to end up where you don’t want to be. While changing where you are isn’t going to be instant, […]

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A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands. – Michalangelo What does that mean? But, I wondered, how does your brain hold the brushes? All silliness aside, this quote is about seeing what you want to create in your head, before even picking up the brushes. It would also apply to those flashes […]

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The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – Saint Augustine What does that mean? This is an interesting way of making an analogy. One page of a book will only give you so much information. You will never know about what happens in the next chapter, much less […]

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The bigger picture can’t be seen by those without vision.

The bigger picture can’t be seen by those without vision. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? Have you ever looked at something really small? So small you had to move your face really close to it? A small flower or perhaps a bug? Or perhaps you were looking at a scratch or dent on a […]

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Very often not getting your dream gives you your destiny.

Very often not getting your dream gives you your destiny. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? Well, think about it. How often do you get that of which you dream? If you have my luck, almost never. But according to this quote, that’s a good thing. If you get your dream, then what? What is the […]

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As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe What does that mean? Trust yourself? That is the crux of this quote. Of course we trust ourselves, don’t we? Or do we? How many of us have, at one point in time or another, chosen to imitate […]

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Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. – L. Frank Baum (as spoken by Dorothy in his masterpiece The Wizard of Oz) What does that mean? This saying has become a cultural metaphor in English speaking countries (and perhaps other places as well) which means we are not in a place with which we are […]

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The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces. ― Will Rogers What does that mean? I like this quote, and am familiar with more than a few of the parking spaces it mentions. However, I try to think of them more as ‘rest areas’ than parking spaces. The term used by the […]

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Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.

Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther. – J. P. Morgan What does that mean? This quote seems to be saying that the horizon moves with you. No matter where you are, you can see only so far. When you move forward to the horizon, […]

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If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.

If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. – Seneca What does that mean? To me, the saying is about your destination. If you don’t have one, no wind can possibly take you there. You must have an idea of where you wish to go, what your destination […]

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