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Motivating Miler

Sir Roger Bannister, the legendary runner, passed away this weekend. He made history in 1954 by breaking the four-minute mile barrier, a feat widely thought impossible. Even Roger, a  medical student at the time, doubted it could be done — … Continue reading

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Abe Advises

Yes, it’s Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Happy birthday, Abe! When I was a kid, it used to be a national holiday. And now it isn’t. Why not? Mmmm… But what I really want to talk about is setbacks. We’ve all had … Continue reading

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Sweet Adversity

“You are not judged by the  number of times you fail, but by the number of times you succeed. And the number of times you succeed is directly related to the number of times you fail and keep on going.”   … Continue reading

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Striving Valiantly

“It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the … Continue reading

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Turnaround Game

“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Danger or misfortune and opportunity … Continue reading

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“Extraordinary Perseverance”

“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” Thomas E. Buxton OK, I just wrote a really great post and it disappeared on me. I meant to copy it and it just vanished into cyberspace. Now I could … Continue reading

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Sparky Sparkles

“There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.”   Kurt Hahn, Founder of Outward Bound   A story: … Continue reading

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