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  Nothing is Impossible if you Persevere Perseverance is one of the greatest qualities we can empower on the path to becoming the very best we can be, because as it implies, perseverance knows no quit. Perseverance is the difference between mediocrity and greatness. William James said, “Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they have a second,” and while James wasn’t talking about a runner, I will, because a marathon runner is an excellent example of perseverance. A “second wind,” when it comes …

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Luck: Where Preparation Meets Opportunity It’s only fitting we consider the word ‘luck’ on St. Patrick’s Day; you know, that “luck of the Irish” thing, and while I am not Irish, I guess I could say I believe in luck, and then again, I don’t believe in luck depending upon how ‘luck’ is defined. And many of us confuse ‘luck’ with ‘destiny.’ But in that it is St. Patrick’s Day, let’s talk about luck. Webster defines luck as, “success or failure brought about by chance through one’s own actions,” and …

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A Goal without a Plan is a Wish We’ve all heard these words from the great French adventurer, Antoine de Saint-Exupery; “A goal without a plan is just a wish,” and that’s certainly true. And it’s usually about this time of year, after establishing some pretty lofty personal and professional goals that we begin to drift back to where we were before we established those lofty goals. So is it any wonder that we find ourselves in the same place again at the end of the year? No. One can …

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There are very few who have not heard this famous quotation from Robert Louis Stevenson; “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you sow.” And as reasonable as these words may be, most folks still focus on the harvest, rather than the sowing. Many writers have written countless thoughts throughout the ages and used the ‘seed’ as an analogy for growth, and rightfully so; from Seneca to Og Mandino, writers and philosophers have concluded that if one intends to reap a strong harvest, …


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