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If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.

— Henry Ford (1919, by Hartsook; Public Domain)

Not only will active development of this skill put you ahead of the competition, it will enliven your mind and brighten your day; it will change the way you see others. Powerful!

—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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A person will sometimes devote all their life to the development of one part of their body – the wishbone.

— Robert Frost (by Fred Palumbo; Public Domain)

The truth is, after we define what we wish to achieve and become in life, we must put our head down and simply do the work required to get there. We will have a lot less time to get frustrated if we are too busy productively working away with alacrity.

—Mike Hazell, Penn Wealth

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The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.

— Charles Caleb Colton (Public Domain)

How serious were you about achieving that vision; that grand goal you set for yourself? The answer will quickly become evident by the amount of dogged determination you show in the face of seemingly endless obstacles. They aren’t actually endless, but they are there by design—to test you physically and mentally. When you feel ready to quit or move in a different direction, remember that word incessant. Reflect on the image of what you planned to build in your life with the same passion you had when you created it, and forge ahead. Success will ultimately come.

—Mike Hazell, Penn Wealth

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With grand ideas it is like with dizzying heights you climb: at first they cause you discomfort and you are anxious to get down, distrustful of your own powers; but soon the remoteness of the turmoil of life and the inspiring influence of the altitude calm your blood. Your steps get firm and sure, and you begin to look…for dizzier heights.

— Nikola Tesla (1896; Public Domain)

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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)

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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

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