Archive for June, 2017

No Ruminating

Never let yesterday use up too much of today.

Rogers, Will

—Will Rogers

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Columbus did not seek a new route to the Indies in response to a majority directive.

Friedman, Milton

—Milton Friedman

Show me a trailblazer who changed an industry, or the world, and I will show you someone who was impugned and made fun of for what they set out to accomplish.  Screw the naysayers—develop a plan to achieve your grand vision and forge ahead, day in and day out, with blinders on!


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Act. Now.

It is even better to act quickly and err than to hesitate until the time of action is past.

von Clausewitz, Carl

—Carl von Clausewitz

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Come what may, all bad fortune is to be conquered by endurance.



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Will Rogers

Do the best you can, and don’t take life too serious.


—Will Rogers

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Life is quite simple, but we insist on making it complicated.



Maybe it is a fear of failing at what we are attempting to do or to be, but we tend to create roadblocks and complications in our mind that stand in the way of where we wish to go.  Forget them; look straight ahead, see your destination, and take continual steps forward down that royal path.


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People who ask confidently get more than those who are hesitant and uncertain. When you’ve figured out what you want to ask for, do it with certainty, boldness and confidence. Don’t be shy or feel intimidated by the experience. You may face some unexpected criticism, but be prepared for it with confidence.

Canfield, Jack

—Jack Canfield

Even if you are feeling the polar opposite of boldness, fake it!  This act, repeated regularly, has amazing powers that will help you become the person you wish to be.

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Ambition can creep as well as soar.


—Edmund Burke

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We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.

Disney, Walt

—Walt Disney

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I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.

Paine, Thomas

—Thomas Paine

God is constantly testing us.  That is why we are on this short journey of life—consider earth a proving ground.  The way we act, especially when the going gets tough, judges our character; and the tough times can also be our greatest times of personal and spiritual growth.  As you face the continual challenges of life, identify them for what they are: wonderful opportunities to grow closer to God.


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