Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Inspirations, Thursday, July 30, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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All you need is deep within you waiting to unfold and reveal itself. All you have to do is be still and take time to seek for what is within, and you will surely find it.

Eileen Caddy

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If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears.

Glenn Clark

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Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.

George Bernard Shaw
(1856-1950) Irish Playwright

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Inspirations, Wednesday, July 29, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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What the world has to eradicate is fear and ignorance.

Jan Masaryk

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Victory is sweetest when you've known defeat.

Malcolm Forbes
(1919-1990) American Publisher

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Beware what you set your heart upon. For it shall surely be yours.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803-1882, Poet and Essayist

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Inspirations, Tuesday, July 28, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.

Margaret FonteyAuthor

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The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.

Arnold Palmer

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Patience is passion tamed.

Lyman Abbott

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Behold the turtle: He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.

James Bryant Conant
1893-1978, Educator and Diplomat

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Inspirations, Monday, July 27, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.

Howard W. Newton

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I train myself for triumph by knowing it is mine no matter what.

Audre Lorde

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Nothing you know is worth anything if you don't know how to be proud of yourself.

Author unknown

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Inspirations, Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009


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You can wash your hands but not your conscience.

Yiddish proverb

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Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beingshave relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance.

John C. Bogle
American Investor

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The real contest is always between what you've done and what you are capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else.

Geoffrey Gaberino
Olympic swimmer

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Inspirations, Thursday, July 23, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

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I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.

J.B. Priestly
(1894-1984) English Author

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Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
1749-1832, Poet, Dramatist and Novelist

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You fall the way you lean.

Author unknown

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A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.

Marshall McLuhan
(1911-1980) Communications theorist

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Inspirations, Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009



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Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion.

Dwight MacDonald
(1906-1982) Author and editor

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It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject tohalf the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessnessfor fear of what might happen.

Herodotus
(485 - 425BC) Greek Historian

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Nothing in life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it.

Ellen Glasgow
1874-1945, Novelist

Monday, July 20, 2009

Inspirations, July 21, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are;first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, commonsense.

Thomas A. Edison
(1847-1931) American Inventor

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The only time we should look back to yesterday is to look at the positive things that were accomplished to encourage us to do better things today and tomorrow.

Stevie Wonder
Musician

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Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.

Lance Armstrong
Cancer Survivor and Athlete

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Inspirations, Monday, July 20, 2009

Attitude determines altitude.-- Unknown

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All high achievers plan their work and work their plan, for they arekeenly aware that "luck" is most often being prepared to takeadvantage of a situation.
Unknown

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Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.

Philip Dormer Stanhope
(1694-1773) Statesman

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Inspirations for Friday, July 17, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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I think I'd like to be remembered as someone who beat the odds through just plain determination. ... that I persevered. Because Ithink that being somewhat of a pest to life, constantly plaguing andpursuing, will bring results.

Sylvester Stallone
American Actor

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Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles.

Og Mandino, 1923-1996
Speaker and Author of The Greatest Salesman in the World

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Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date.

John C. Maxwell
Leadership consultant

Inspirations, Thursday, July 16, 2009

INSPIRATIONS

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In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.

Harold S. KushnerRabbi, Author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
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My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.

Ovid
(c. 43 B.C.-18 A.D.) Poet

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The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who setsup blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. Thesaint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world,himself a light.Felix Adler

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Who is in YOUR Village?

What is the Size, Content and Quality of Your Village?

Most of us have heard the term “It takes a Village to raise a child.” Expanding on that reality, I would have to include all of us in the “child” category. Without implying any disrespect, I would suggest that we all have some area in which we could grow or improve. Therefore it seems to make sense that the potential of our growth is directly related to the size, content and quality of our village.

One tends to take on the qualities and habits of their closest friends and acquaintances. Of course those friends and acquaintances are not exactly like you, but typically there is quite a bit of common ground. The common ground is where trust, familiarity and comfort live. If we wish to learn and grow beyond our present level of comfortable complacency, we must expand both the size and content of our village, while maintaining or improving its quality. We must include in our village a little uncommon ground.

Over thirty years ago when my interests turned toward investing, my village was filled with people that had grown up in the same neighborhood, went to the same schools, learned from the same extended family as I. Most of us believed in saving money, but none of us knew much about investing, other than possibly how to spell it. I had to expand my village to grow.

Twenty-five years ago I found myself mostly surrounded by well-meaning co-workers, but facing challenging career obstacles without the benefit of technologically competent and culturally sensitive mentors. Again, I needed to expand my village.

As economic and careers opportunities for many Americans began to dwindle and I recognized the value of positive thinking, again, the village needed to be expanded. Clearly all those challenges still exist and in the last example, probably to a greater degree than ever. In addition, we are now faced with a “world order” that does not afford us any rational expectation of being shielded from the economic or political problems of the world. So what do we need? My belief is that we need an ever larger, an even more diverse, an even more supportive, and therefore an ever more powerful village than ever.

In 2004 I had the opportunity to address the Austral1an Shareholders Association in Sydney along with a delegation visiting Australia from China. That meeting expanded the village both economically and culturally. Several weeks ago I asked for “words of wisdom” to share with an audience that I would be addressing. Half the responses came from busy and successful people outside the United States, places that less than ten years ago, I would not have even thought of as a resource base. Due to the power of the Internet, and the growing understanding of the “village concept,” some of those valuable and life-enhancing responses came from people I have never met personally.

The one thing that remains constant, is that nothing worldly remains constant. Moving forward, I strongly suggest that if we expect to survive and prosper in the face of challenge, we need to continually consider the size, content and quality of our village. We also should understand that in our village, sometimes we will be in the position to share wisdom, and at other times we will be the student, and at most times the distinction will be blurred. Sometimes we may feel that we are carrying more than our share of the weight, and other times our load will be lighter because someone is carrying us.

I thank God daily for my village, and that village includes you!