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If we are to achieve a victorious standard of living today, we must look for the opportunity in every difficulty instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the difficulty in every opportunity.

—Walter E. Cole (Image Licensed)

Two distinct paths always lie in front of us, no matter the situation or the day. Our attitude determines which one we take.

—Mike Hazell

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To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

—Pierre Corneille (by Charles Le Brun; Public Domain)

Despite the risks associated with the undertaking you are considering, go for it anyway. We are here to grow, and that means taking calculated risks and moving forward; stagnant water attracts disease.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. It has come to you over a new route, by a new and express train of association.

—Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (by Harris & Ewing; Public Domain)

The human mind is an awe-inspiring tool, but it responds to what we feed into it. If we are constantly focused on negative thoughts and dark introspection, the mind will find a way to fuel outcomes supporting those thoughts. If, however, we remain focused on what we need to accomplish, what we need to achieve, the mind will go to work finding the solutions we need to make those things manifest within our lives.

With a positive outlook, dwell on that which you passionately want to come to fruition. See it happening; see yourself basking in the glow of that achievement. Feel and live as though you have already accomplished it, and you will suddenly see, with clarity, all of the thoughts needed to make it happen. They have always been there; you have now just made clear to your mind what you were looking for.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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I don’t have much respect for the people who live their lives motivated by the existence of an exit strategy. We were not trained by an option that says, ‘If it gets too hard, get up and leave.’

—Andy Grove (Semiconductor pioneer; Creative Commons; See attrib)

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I have brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it, and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.

—Benjamin Disraeli (Public Domain)

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“A trail through the mountains, if used, becomes a path in a short time, but, if unused, becomes blocked by grass in an equally short time.” 

—Mencius (371-289 BC; Public domain)

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Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Santayana, George, pd, see file

—George Santayana (by Samuel Johnson Woolf; Public Domain)

…And this is not limited to your past. No matter the endeavor you wish to undertake, research the history of others who have taken a similar path. Learn about their mistakes made, their failures, their successes. Immerse yourself in the process and uncover the clear path forward. This process will give you incredible leverage in life and help you achieve your objectives as efficiently as possible.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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