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Three Things

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 … Continue reading

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Obstacles Ahoy!

“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 Mmmmm… Apart from our boy Woodrow’s sentiments being a bit dated, … Continue reading

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Butterfly Wings

A tale told by Dolly Parton, the legendary country singer and songwriter: “Butterflies are colorful and bright and gentle and have no way to harm you. They go about their business and bring others pleasure while doing it, because just … Continue reading

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Opportunity Calls

When Nathaniel Hawthorne was a young man just starting his career, he was fired from his government job at the local custom house. He returned home in despair. His wife listened sympathetically to his tale of looming tragedy, then lit … Continue reading

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Five Factors

Thomas Edison is widely considered the world’s greatest inventor. He brought enormous energy and discipline to all his endeavors. When he spoke about his success, he said, “The most important factors of inventions can be described in a few words: … Continue reading

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Never, Never

“I hated every minute of training, but I said to myself, ‘Don’t quit, suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” Muhammad Ali “Never, never, never give up.” Winston Churchill I don’t know when or what … Continue reading

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May 6

I know, I know, it’s May 7 — but sometimes it’s the day after a big day that counts. Let me explain: May 6, 1954 is a legendary day in sports and human history. Here’s why: It’s the day that … Continue reading

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Persistence Pays

“Never, never, never, never give up!” Winston Churchill “Don’t give up, keep talking, and eventually, you might hit a nerve.” Sly Stallone “Don’t quit, can’t fail.” This saying captures the true value of persistence: if we simply don’t quit, then … Continue reading

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