Tag Archives: persistence and writing

Only Begin

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”   Walter Bagehot, journalist and economist “When we line up all the facts we think are against us, the facts can stop us before we start. Whatever we … Continue reading

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Absolutely Anything

“I have always felt that the moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day … 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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Play On

“Houston, we don’t have a problem.”    Sports commentator It’s October: World Series time. As a diehard Yankees fan, I was disappointed that my favorite team didn’t make it to the big series, but I’ve been totally inspired by the Houston … Continue reading

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Magical Season

“Most important for us is that Roger is still hungry and willing to improve every day, After everything he has done and already won, the results this year have been amazing.”   Severin Luthi, Roger Federer’s long-time coach I’m the first … Continue reading

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Jumping Genres

A charming story: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author is in a car in Miami when a little girl riding with him becomes restless and asks for a story. The writer obliges, weaving a cute tale that entrances the girl and spurs … 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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