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Creating Courage

“The secret to happiness is freedom, and the secret to freedom is courage.”                       Thucydides “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”   Aristotle Those ancient Greeks knew a thing or two about … Continue reading

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“One” Power

A short story: When Alexander the Great was a young man he had the great good fortune to be tutored by one of the world’s wisest teachers: Aristotle. Being young and foolish, Alexander was always trying to think up questions … Continue reading

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Creating Conviction

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”   Aristotle “Constant repetition carries conviction.”    Robert Collier Repetition often gets a bad rap: People think it’s boring or deadening, or they associate it with building … Continue reading

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Daily Rhythms

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Here’s something I just learned: Franz Kafka, surely one of the most inventive writers of the 20th century, was actually a lawyer. He spent … Continue reading

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Chasing Consistency

“Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” Gustave Flaubert “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle “A … Continue reading

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Artful Advice

Sometimes, going back to basics is a good idea. That’s why, every once in a while, I pull from my shelf my beloved sister Judy’s faded copy of Aristotle’s Poetics and dip into it. This version has a great introduction … Continue reading

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