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There aren’t shortcuts. Merely direct paths. Most people don’t take them, because they frighten us.

There aren’t shortcuts. Merely direct paths. Most people don’t take them, because they frighten us. – Seth Godin What does that mean? Here is a more complete version of the quote: “There aren’t many actual shortcuts. There are merely direct paths… Most people don’t take them, because they frighten us–too direct, I guess. It’s easy to […]

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As human beings, we have a common responsibility to build a more peaceful society.

As human beings, we have a common responsibility to build a more peaceful society. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? I like this quote, as it is simple common sense. We wouldn’t run a family or a business the way we run the world. That just wouldn’t make sense. We have our own voice, and our […]

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By changing nothing, nothing changes.

By changing nothing, nothing changes. – Tony Robbins What does that mean? This quote is about procrastination, and what results from doing nothing. I imagine every one of us have something we wish we’d started last year. A diet, started last year, could mean everything from better health to a new wardrobe by now. A savings […]

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Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing.

Even after a bad harvest there must be sowing. – Seneca What does that mean? This is one of the most powerful truths of nature. No matter how poorly the harvest turned out, if you wish to have another crop, you must first sow your field. This is at the core of the old saying […]

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The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.

The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical. – Julius Erving What does that mean? This quote is from one of greats of Basketball. And he understood that success isn’t just in your chosen field of endeavor. He probably knew many other […]

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All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me.

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. – Walt Disney What does that mean? This is yet another Twitter-friendly of a slightly longer quote: “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, […]

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The problem with self-improvement is knowing when to quit.

The problem with self improvement is knowing when to quit. – David Lee Roth What does that mean? For me, that’s an easy question to answer: you stop when you are done improving, growing, and learning. In short, I’ll stop trying to improve myself when I’m ready to die. Until then, every day is another opportunity to […]

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Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they’re moving toward getting it.

Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they’re moving toward getting it. – Barbara Sher What does that mean? This is another Twitter-friendly shortened quote. The longer version is: “Happy people have two things in common. They know exactly what they want and they feel they’re moving […]

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At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable.

At first, dreams seem impossible, then improbable, and eventually inevitable. – Christopher Reeve What does that mean? As is so often the case, this is a Twitter friendly version of a longer quote: “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” […]

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Life has no remote. Get up and change yourself.

Life has no remote. Get up and change yourself. – Unknown What does that mean? This is a fun quote, especially since I’m old enough to have been the remote control for the TV back in the old days. Dad would say the channel, or what needed to change with the antenna or the volume, […]

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If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided

If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. – Tony Robbins and here What does that mean? This is a Twitter-Friendly version of “Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” This quote is about hesitation, reluctance to commit and the trouble you can get […]

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In war there is no prize for runner-up

In war there is no prize for runner-up. – Seneca What does that mean? This is an interesting quote, as time is showing this quote to have a few cracks in it. It used to be that in wars, there were two sides and when it was done, there was a clear winner and a clear […]

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Start by doing what’s necessary…

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – St. Francis of Assisi What does that mean? To me, it is all about momentum.  Objects at rest remaining at rest.  Objects in motion remaining in motion.  Only the outside force being applied is typically yourself (or in […]

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Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves.

Do the hard jobs first. The easy jobs will take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie What does that mean? This quote reminds me of the 80/20 rule – 80 percent of the tasks just take 20 percent of the time, and the final 20 percent takes 80 percent of the time.  Start with the […]

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Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. – Thomas Jefferson What does that mean? This seemed like an appropriate saying to start things off with, as I am starting two full months behind schedule. I had initially planned for this blog to start at the first of the year, but kept putting […]

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