Don’t Knock Yourself

"No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not knock those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself." - Alfred Tennyson This simple formula, diligently applied, will turn a poorly managed life …

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Power of Personal Influence II

Ignorance is no excuse for violation of any law. Realizing this, we must take greater care to educate ourselves on the power of personal influence, for people often undermine their own stated goals and desires without even knowing it. William George Jordan offers a plateful of food for thought on the matter in Chapter 3 …

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Rise up! Grab life by the horns!

"The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune." ~ Plutarch When you come across a patch of bad luck, do you tend to blame, complain, regret, disdain or collapse in futility? If so, you are likely missing a HUGE opportunity. How you handle misfortune sows the seeds for the next …

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Our Fascinating Universe

There is nothing like a short course in astronomy to put things into perspective. All human activity in the course of human history, apart from several short forays by a select few just outside of the earth's upper atmosphere, has taken place on this tiny planet in a small corner of our galaxy, amidst billions …

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George Washington, Humility and Strength by Gregg Hake

There is no harm in always leaving room for the possibility that your perspective may be limited, even if you have done your very best. Humility averts the pitfalls of hubris, prejudice and fanaticism. Humility is the harbinger of nobility and dignity. In true humility lies a fountain of inexhaustible strength and determination.