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Faith

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.

Gibran, Khalil

—Khalil Gibran

Man is made or unmade by himself; in the armory of thought he forges the weapons by which he destroys himself.  He also fashions the tools with which he builds for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace.

Allen_James as a Man Thinketh

—James Allen

Quickness is the essence of the war.

Sun-Tzu

—Sun Tzu

And business, dare we say. How many of us have had wonderful ideas, only to see someone with a lesser idea—but actual implementation—come along and make a fortune while we formulate. Create your strategy and then implement a tactic—any tactic—immediately. The rest will come as you move forward down the path.

MSH

Chart Your Own Path

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Melville, Herman

—Herman Melville

Two qualities are indispensable: first, an intellect that, even in the darkest hour, retains some glimmerings of the inner light which leads to truth; and second, the courage to follow this faint light wherever it may lead.

von Clausewitz, Carl

—Carl von Clausewitz

Happiness

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.

 

Young woman with dog sitting on the beach and watching the sunset

—Robert Frost

Leadership & Creativity

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses.’

Ford, Henry

—Henry Ford

There’s an old business adage that goes “find out what people want and give it to them better than anyone else.” Here’s the problem: what if they don’t know what they want until you show them something they must have? Look at all the inventions that were laughed off as unnecessary or unworkable right up to the point at which they came indispensable. Instead of glomming on to someone else’s idea, think creatively, come up with a new vision, and disregard the critics as you develop and market it.

MSH