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Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, it comes in real handy.

Marx, Groucho PD

—Groucho Marx (public domain)

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If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Thoreau, Henry David 2

—Henry David Thoreau

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Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art – an individual masterpiece.

Waitley, Denis

—Denis Waitley

…Your perspective directly controls your mental state. Change your perspective and you can instantly transport your mind from one mental state to another of your choosing!

MSH

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I installed a skylight in my apartment. The people who live above me are furious.

Steven Wright

—Steven Wright

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Seeds of Success

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Action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can regulate the feeling, which is not.

James, William, Father of Am Psychology

—William James

…Let’s face a simple fact: most of us are controlled, to quite a large degree, by our feelings. The way we feel at any given time almost always has a visible impact on our actions at that time. When you think about it, this is a pretty lousy way to live. We willingly give control over much of our lives to the dictates of our emotional states. And we call ourselves free?

This quote by William James, one of the trailblazers of modern psychology, may sound elementary, but its impact can be profound. By fighting the inner demon of negative thought and dark emotions, by taking small positive actions despite the way we feel, we can literally wrest back control over our feelings. And what a wonderful victory that would be!

So, stay focused on your goals and objectives for your life, no matter your age or circumstances, and continue to move forward, inch by inch and step by step. When you do finally look up, you will be amazed at just how far you have moved. And, odds are you will feel pretty great as well!

MSH

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A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

La Fontaine, Jean de

—Jean de La Fontaine

…Nothing in this world is without purpose, and everything in this world is interconnected. If we remain in tune with our spiritual self, we are better prepared to meet who and what we run into on our Path. If we close our eyes and shun our own spirituality, destiny will still find us; but we will not be prepared for what we are about to experience.

MSH

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