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“Whether you believe you can, or believe you can’t, you are right.”  Abraham Lincoln

Leave it to someone from very humble beginnings, born and raised in the Midwest United States, who rose to the pinnacle of political power, to draw upon his life experience and come up with a quote… read more

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“Discomfort is a precondition for growth.”   David Brooks

Think back for a moment to a time when you first learned to do something really important at the time, like riding a bicycle, or learning how to skateboard.  Think about all the times you fell and how… read more

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"Nearly all men can handle adversity. If you really want to test his character, give him power." Abraham Lincoln

Sober advice, indeed. When you stop to think about it, we wear, as a badge of courage, our overcoming adversity, which I think is proper and good. We are setting a good… read more

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"The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you never expect to sit." Anonymous

Being from the farm country and having lived around beautiful trees much of my life, makes the imagery of this quote so powerful to me. Put into the context of daily life, it really speaks… read more

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"Yesterday, I was clever and wanted to change the world. Today, I am wiser and want to change myself." Rumi

Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet, philosopher, and lover of humanity. Over the centuries, his name has been shortened in the West to Rumi. When I read… read more

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"You have to decide whether you live in a universe that is supportive of you or is hostile toward you. Once you have decided, the universe will behave accordingly." Albert Einstein

So much has been written in the last 50 years about mindset, but it's nice to be reminded of its power from… read more

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"Whether you believe you can, or believe you can't, you are right." Abraham Lincoln

There is nothing like a good dose of common sense with which to start your day and this wonderful quote fits the bill perfectly. Let me take it a bit further to see if I can help put it into context. It's… read more

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"FEAR is always one of two things: Forget Everything And Run, or Face Everything And Rise." Ratan Tata

As one of India's most prominent businessmen and… read more

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"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was trained as a lawyer. His life's story is about converting his thoughts into words and words into actions by employing nonviolent resistance to bring about… read more

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“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare”. Japanese proverb

I dedicate this quote to all those out there who are just filled with good ideas. I mean really good ideas—visionary even. But, sadly, for some reason, those ideas never get converted into… read more