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Conditions are never just right.  People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.”
— William Feather

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[Quote] The Mind is Powerful!

Our best friends and our worst enemies are our thoughts.  A thought can do us more good than a doctor or a banker or a faithful friend.  It can also do us more harm than a brick.

–Frank Crane

How true this is!  How many times have I been prevented from doing something simply because of a doubtful or fearful thought?  How powerful and empowering are ‘true’ and ‘right’ thoughts about our self and others!

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[Quote] Living in the Present

Men spend their lives in anticipation, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time.  But the present time has one advantage over every other — it is our own.  Past opportunities are gone, future have not come.

–Charles C. Colton

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[Quote] Challenging the Status Quo

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really was true, there would be little hope of advance.

–Orville Wright

How different would all our lives be if Mr. Wright hadn’t challenged assumptions about the possibility of flight?

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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said.  A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made.  Or a garden planted.  Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.  It doesn’t matter what you do, he said, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that’s like you after you take your hands away.  The difference between the man who just cuts lawns and a real gardener is in the touching, he said.  The lawn cutter might just as well not have been there at all; the gardener will be there a lifetime.

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Proverbs 30:8-9

Keep falsehood and lies far from me;
       give me neither poverty nor riches,
       but give me only my daily bread.

Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
       and say, ‘Who is the LORD ?’
       Or I may become poor and steal,
       and so dishonor the name of my God.

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[Quotes] Time Management

People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry.
–Jeanee-Marie Roland

Interesting.  If you know how to apply yourself and you actually do apply yourself (proactive), you’ll get meaningful things done.  However, if you don’t do anything (reactionary), you’ll never find a free moment.

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