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Starting Over Is an Act of Persistence

Starting Over Is an Act of Persistence

  Persistence: The Courage to Start Over F. Scott Fitzgerald saw strength in persistence and he recognized that same strength of courage in a decision to start over.  Here’s the full quote: Strength shows, not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over. -F. Scott Fitzgerald Is there a time when

without change there is no innovation

Without Change There Is No Innovation

Quote: Without Change There Is No Innovation The whole quote is, “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.”  William Pollard There can be little innovation without change because innovation often requires that we rethink our

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Get Going to Be Great

  How to Be Great: Get Going Zig Ziglar reminds us that the way we start is much less important than deciding to start and taking action.  Keep personal growth and change as easy as possible by simply starting on a daily growth journey that you never stop.  It’s that simple.   Photo: Celestine Chua  

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The Critic and the Man in the Arena

The Critic Critics are a dime a dozen.  Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt reminds us that it’s the man in the arena, who keeps getting up when he’s knocked down, whose face is “marred by dust and sweat and blood” who is to be applauded. Don’t listen to the critics.  They get an emotional charge out of

what you resist persists

What You Resist Persists

Photo: Celestine Chua What You  Resist Persists? What we focus on is what we end up becoming.  I wish I had better news for you.  When you relentlessly focus on the faults of others, strangely, those faults get amplified in you.  Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want. So what do you want?

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The Fruit of Wisdom

  What is the fruit of wisdom? There’s no shortage of wisdom today.  Everyone has advice and shares it more broadly than the world has ever known.  Yet James the brother of Jesus shares his views on the impact of wisdom from above on those who hear and yield to it.  Wisdom from above promotes

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