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Run Your Own Life

  Wow, what a true statement! If you do not take control of your life and what you want from it someone else will and you might not be pleased with the outcome. Only you can decide what you would like to do for the rest of your life. No …

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Weed Your Mind

Astrid Alauda once stated “You must weed your mind as you would weed your garden”. After reading this quote I started to determine exactly what Astrid meant. This thought process triggered me to think back to the many years I planted a garden and all the effort I put into …

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Be Yourself

Oscar Wilde is credited with the statement “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken”. In my opinion too many individuals are trying to emulate or look like someone else that they lose sight of who they are. If you lose sight of the unique individual you are to copy someone …

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Problem

“Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem” is a quote by an anonymous author. After reading this quote, my first thought was – what? If I have a problem then it’s a problem. But on further examination and considerable thought I realized this quote is trying to …

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Eat Your Frogs!

Mark Twain is credited with stating “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first”. Yuck! Who wants to eat a frog unless it …

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Listening – A Valuable Skill to Master

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something” is a quote authored by the American playwright, Wilson Mizner. As this quote implies, there is much knowledge to be learned from just listening to others. But in order to gain this knowledge one must …

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It’s Okay to Color Outside the Lines

As a child I was always very careful to stay within the printed lines when I was coloring until I realized those were not my lines therefore why did I need to follow them? I could not only expand my coloring beyond the lines and still have a great picture …

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A Different Viewpoint of Failed Attempts

Thomas Edison once said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”. What a great way for him to view his efforts which did not produce the results he was striving to achieve. If someone as triumphant as Thomas Edison can look at his attempts in …

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