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Humor Friday

My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has to go.

—Oscar Wilde (his final words as he lay dying in a seedy Paris hotel room)

Don't Fear Failure, Embrace it

Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.

—Elon Musk (by Duncan Hull; Creative Commons)

Time is What You Make of It

Don’t be fooled by the calendar; there are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One may get only a week’s value out of a year, while another gets a full year’s value out of a week.

—Charles Richards (Image Licensed)

Your market has a free choice, and only by supplying what the market wants, and not by your efforts to impose your merchandise, will you get your maximum share of the market’s potential.

—Walter H. Lowy (Image Licensed)

Better yet, create a distinct product or service new to your marketplace—and generate great desire around it.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

Success & Forgiveness

Success is the best revenge; forgiveness the best solution.

—Mike Hazell (Image Licensed)

It may seem as though you must choose between the two sides of that equation, but using the negative actions of others to fuel your success—while simultaneously finding it within your heart to forgive those individuals—can be a powerful combination for personal growth. 

Telling yourself that you will not be pushed around like that again, you map the route to the point on the horizon where they—or someone like them—couldn’t place you at such a disadvantage again. Perhaps that means being your own boss or simply having enough money to say to them, “get out of my way, I’m not playing your game.” 

After mapping the route, you begin doing what it takes to achieve that level of success. When you feel yourself slacking off or getting tangled up in the minutiae of daily living, you relive that experience and feel those emotions once again, and they spur you back into action with a vengeance.

Meanwhile, other than succeeding in life, what would irritate your antagonists more than taking away their power over your thoughts and emotions? This is done by forgiveness. You can still use the experience as a catalyst, you just remove them from the equation. Not only does this method keep you moving forward, it allows you to live a happier, more spiritual life! 

—MSH, Penn Wealth

Humor Friday

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

—Oscar Wilde (1889, by Napoleon Sarony; Public Domain)

The Immense Power of Attitude

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter their life by altering their attitudes.

—William James (by Notman Studios; Public Domain)