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There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living.

There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than living. – Seneca What does that mean? This quote is part of a larger paper, in which he is describing the difficulties in being too busy to breathe and enjoy life in the present. He talks about how a busy mind cannot delve deeply […]

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Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen.

Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen. – Ralph Marston What does that mean? This is a line from a much longer text, about 6 tweets long. The full text will be attached at the bottom of the post, and this is the […]

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If you focus only on yourself and neglect others, you will lose; but you will gain if you value others as much as you cherish yourself.

If you focus only on yourself and neglect others, you will lose; but you will gain if you value others as much as you cherish yourself. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? This quote reminds me of the basic plot of the book ‘A Christmas Carol’ by English author Charles Dickens. At the beginning of that story, […]

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Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. – Theodore N. Vail What does that mean? It’s all in your mind, at least that’s what today’s quote is saying to me. If you think you can’t, you never will. If you can’t imagine doing it, you won’t. If your […]

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It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? – Henry David Thoreau What does that mean? This quote is straight to the point. It says that being busy isn’t enough. Even ants are busy. How many people do you know who are always busy? […]

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Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have

Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have. – Unknown What does that mean? To me, this says that we should quit worrying. The quote goes on to point out that the problem you are worrying about might not even happen. The quote implies that we should focus our time and energy […]

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The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. – Stephen Covey What does that mean? Let’s see if we can dissect the quote, shall we? If I’m reading this right, there are three “main thing” repetitions. Let’s color code them to make this easier.      The main thing is to keep […]

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