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Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty

Fear is not a lasting teacher of duty. – Cicero What does that mean? This quote is about fear, and duty. Fear is a powerful motivator, but a brief one. Once the danger or threat is gone, so is the motivation. If the only reason you do something you should be doing (a duty) is […]

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Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer

Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This is a twitter-friendly excerpt  from a larger quote: “All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger, but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes […]

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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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The wise man does at once what the fool does finally

The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. – Niccolò Machiavelli What does that mean? This is another bit of advice to the ‘Princes’ of Italy in the city-state era. Here he talks of decisiveness and wisdom. The wise man, on noticing a problem or on having a problem pointed out, will do […]

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To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time

To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time. – Leonard Bernstein What does that mean? The quote tells us that great things happen when you have a plan and almost enough time. In other words, a deadline. One that is close enough to put some pressure on you to […]

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Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. – Dale Carnegie This is a twitter-friendly quote, part of a longer quote: “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” What does that […]

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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West What does that mean? As the naughty vixen of the early talkies (movies with sound), she used this line as a calling card for her sensual side. However, this is a valid quote absent the innuendo. We do only […]

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You cannot make progress without making decisions.

You cannot make progress without making decisions. – Jim Rohn What does that mean? This is another Twitter-friendly short quote. The full quote is as follows : “It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.” How do you […]

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You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.

You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. – Wayne Gretzky What does that mean? If you don’t do it, it won’t happen. If you don’t take a shot, you’ll never make the goal. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But how many times have you waited too long before starting something? That usually doesn’t […]

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Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. – Will Rogers What does that mean? It says you have to actually do something with your life if you want to get somewhere. The expression, by a former cowboy, uses some “western” terms. Being “on the right track” would […]

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Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.

Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure. – Confucius What does that mean? This saying has been paraphrased in modern times as “failing to plan is planning to fail.”  Does it make sense?  If you go into a situation with only your wits, and your opponent has […]

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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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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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