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Best Prize

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”   Theodore Roosevelt How true these words are, aren’t they? Can there be anything more satisfying than working hard at something … Continue reading

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Three Ingredients

The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-ive-ness.”Thomas Edison  Common sense, hard work, and persistence: Edison is a guy who knew a lot about all three of these qualities. He barely went … Continue reading

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“Miraculous Powers”

Thoughts from When Life Throws You a Curve Ball, Hit It by Criswell Freeman: “Take a moment to consider the miracle of the human brain — the most complicated creation on earth. Composed of trillions of separate yet interconnected cells, … Continue reading

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Useful Obstacles

“The only use of an obstacle is to be overcome. All that an obstacle does with brave men is not to frighten them, but to challenge them.”   Woodrow Wilson And brave women, too! I love the idea of an obstacle … Continue reading

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Query Contest

Can you craft an exciting back-cover blurb for an imaginary book? If so, then why not get your creative, compelling juices flowing by entering QueryLetter.com’s writing contest? The best blurb will win a cash prize of $500. Deadline: Noon (U. … Continue reading

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Believe It

“If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it, even If I did not have the ability in the beginning.” Mahatma … Continue reading

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Show Up!

Wow, what a story! Monday, the day of the Boston Marathon, offered up some of the worst weather conditions ever: Pouring rain. Freezing air. High winds. Yet despite all this, Desiree Linden became the first American woman in 33 years … Continue reading

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Act Differently

“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done whether you like it or not. It is the first lesson that ought … Continue reading

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Dangerous Opportunities

A familiar story:  Chinese word for “crisis” is made up of two picture characters — the first one means “danger” and the second means “opportunity.” A little-known tale: Consider for a moment, how these two words came into play in … Continue reading

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On Track

“Well begun Is half done.” Aristotle “First, once we get started…we perceive the task as much less aversive than we do when we’re avoiding it. Second, even if we don’t finish the task, we have done something, and the next … Continue reading

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