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To Work!

Please help KWD grow by sharing:  https://karinwritesdangerously.com “Discipline banishes distraction.” When I saw these three words scrawled in my handwriting on an old blue index card I felt they were a gift from the universe. If there’s anything I’ve been … Continue reading

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Four Qualities

Mastery — how we crave it and chase it! The Art of Loving by Eric Fromm is a pithy yet powerful exploration of what it takes to be a loving person. Penned in the 1950s, in many ways, it is … Continue reading

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Flying Free

“Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.”   Julie Andrews “Discipline is the bridge between goal and accomplishment.”    Jim Rohn “The pain of discipline weighs ounces; … Continue reading

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Real Joy

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left but could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’”    Erma Bombeck Spending ourselves in service … Continue reading

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Like Champions

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’”    Muhammad Ali Training to be a world-class boxer must be tougher than we can imagine. And yet, … Continue reading

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Discipline = Desire

Here are some words  to inspire us offered by a wise and friendly stranger named Sunita Singh. They are from an issue of Bits & Pieces: * “As Lao-tze said, ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single … Continue reading

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“Only Now”

“There is only now.”    George Balanchine Someone once asked Gunther Gebel-Williams, a legendary circus performer, what advice he had given his son, who was following in his footsteps as an animal trainer. “I told him to be there,” the … Continue reading

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Fly Free

“Discipline yourself and others won’t have to.”     John Wooden “Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.”     Julie Andrews “Make the work interesting and the … Continue reading

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Each Day

“Make each day a  masterpiece.” John Wooden This wonderful quote adorns a bookshelf in my office. Looking at it inspired me to seek out some other words of wisdom for us all from John, a  legendary American basketball coach: “Be … Continue reading

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Tough Love

Wanting to be a writer and having F. Scott Fitzgerald as your dad must have been a tough row to hoe. But that’s exactly what happened to Scottie Fitzgerald. When she felt a bit discouraged about a story she’d penned … Continue reading

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