The Sum of Small Efforts

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” –Robert Collier It’s a common enough occurrence: you decide on a goal, something you want to accomplish; you start working on it; you then come to recognize the scope of the work, get overwhelmed by it, and then either quit or perpetually […]

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Perseverance is a Habit

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” —Winston Churchill Instant gratification has become deleterious to the processes of learning and developing. There is a false ideal that if you’re not immediately good at something, you’ll never be good. This false ideal compounds the already challenging processes of learning and developing, making learning a new skill […]

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Moments Matter

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart This is the important part: “Whatever choice you make makes you.” In numerous posts […]

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Hone Your Focus

“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym To succeed in any endeavor is not a matter of strength of purpose, but rather […]

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A Matter of Willingness

“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it makes us move.” ―Ossie Davis I like to write and share things that will have impact over a variety of disciplines and are not time-dependent, meaning that no matter what afflicts […]

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Your Potential

What drives you to do better? It’s not enough to show up every day and go through the motions. The motions are easy, and they will only take you as far as the motions have gone. And easy won’t take you as far as you can go. You have so much potential. You are so […]

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Fixation and Fluidity

“Fixation is the way to death, fluidity is the way to life.” — Miyamoto Musashi The quote is perhaps only nominally misleading: fixation under particular circumstances can pave the way to fluidity. The main idea, to be immobile is to come to ruin, however, is yet further nuanced. You can look at fixation and fluidity […]

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Intention in Movement

“Too much action with too little intent makes for wasteful exertion of energy and the confusion between movement and progress.” ―Steve Maraboli Movement for the sake of movement has its own benefits. But it generally won’t get you anywhere. Just showing up may be all you can do at times, and it’s something. But to […]

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Find Motivation Within

“To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little.“ –Criss Jami Who inspires you? Have you given thought to why they inspire you? What is it about them, about what they’ve done, or who they are, that lights a fire […]

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Your Iceberg

“Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” —Vaibhav Shah A common thread among those learning new skills is frustration and impatience. Simply put, the frustration stems from the impatience that the skill is not acquired quickly. You decide to become an artist; purchase […]

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