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Evils in the journey of life are like the hills which alarm travelers on the road. Both appear great at a distance, but when we approach them we find they are far less insurmountable than we had conceived.

— Charles Caleb Colton (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

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Pushing the Envelope

How will you know just how far you can go at any given point in time unless you are pushing the envelope? Testing the limits of what is possible can only be gauged by going beyond your comfort level. By doing so consistently, you not only test your limits, you extend them.

— Mike Hazell (Image Licensed by Penn Wealth)

We’ve all done some audacious things in our lives that might make us cringe or perhaps get a little embarrassed as we look back on them. But let’s challenge that emotional response. Ask yourself a few questions about the incident. Did you survive? (Obviously you did.) Did you learn something from the experience? In the big scheme of things, did it really hurt you to go for it, regardless of the response? Life is not always about taking the most obvious or clearly marked route. Never be afraid to make bold moves, and then stand by your decision. You might even end up with a great story to tell down the road. 

—Mike Hazell

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In strength training, it is resistance combined with repetition that builds muscle. In life, it is the exact same combination that builds results. Like an athlete on a strict physical regimen, put yourself in the arena of life on a continual basis. Once you commit to doing this, you will be amazed at what you begin to achieve in short order.

—Mike Hazell

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This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.

— Winston Churchill (Public Domain)

Some of our greatest achievements, our most impressive breakthroughs, occur not when times are easy, but when the pressure is mounting. With this realization, go forth and create!

—Mike Hazell

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In order to have an enemy, one must be somebody. One must be a force before they can be resisted by another force. A malicious enemy is better than an aloof friend. 

Madame Sophie Swetchine (pron “SVYEE-chen”; Public Domain)

(Madame Swetchine was a Russian mystic who converted to Catholicism in 1815 and, as a result, was forced to emigrate to Paris.) 

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Keller on Boldness

Security is mostly an illusion. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

—Helen Keller (1920; Public Domain)

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Whatever you can do—or dream you can—begin it; boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (by JK Stieler, 1828; Public Domain)

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