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One Small Word Can Make A Big Difference “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”— Samuel Beckett Ever have someone dismiss your point, saying, “It’s semantics, just words?”  Or done it yourself? Be careful. Words map our worlds. If I ask you to meet me in Montreal, but mean Montreux, is the difference just words? No! Montreal is in Canada. Montreux …

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What To Do When Motivation Flags or Fails Thanksgiving morning. I’m alone. The house is quiet. No plans. Perfect day to write.   “But,” I hear my inner sloth whine, “I don’t feel like writing. I’m tired. It’s a holiday. I shouldn’t have to work. ” I just finished writing a chapter for my book. I want to write another. But …

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“There are 3 types of people in life: victims, survivors and thrivers. Victims allow bad experiences to define their life. Survivors do just enough to “make it” from day to day. But Thrivers realize they have a purpose and they care to believe in a dream and pursue it in spite of what has happened to them. Life happens …


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The Power Of Practice

A tourist new to Manhattan stopped a balding, white haired gentleman who carried a violin case, and asked, “Sir, what’s the best way to get to Carnegie Hall?  “My son,” said world-famous violinist, Jascha Heifetz, “there is only one way to get to Carnegie Hall.  Practice, practice, practice!” Practice leads to mastery, and success.  A survey of …

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React? Respond? Or Create?

“Experience is not what happens to you. Experience is what you do with what happens to you.” — Aldous Huxley Some of us react. We take action determined by the external stimulus and the emotions it evokes. Some of us respond. We acknowledge the stimulus and the immediate emotions as part of current reality. Then we …

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