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“Champions in any field make a habit of doing what others find boring or uncomfortable.”

- From an agility blog entry by Susan Garrett

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"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better."

- Pat Riley
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“The natural trajectory of giftedness in childhood is not a six-figure salary, perfect happiness, and a guaranteed place in Who’s Who.

“It is the deepening of the personality, the strengthening of one’s value system, the creation of greater and greater challenges for oneself… becoming a better person and helping make this a better world.”
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"You are the master of the unspoken word. Once it is spoken, it is your master forever."

-Unknown
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(Yogi Berra's that guy who was known for foolishly simple yet profound statements, right?)

In a Yogi-esque moment, I realized that anything I need to do at night is easier, and I'm more likely to do it, earlier in the evening rather than later.

Including going to bed on time.

Happy 2013, everyone!
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"Remember that poise and power are inseparably associated. The calm and balanced mind is the strong and great mind; the hurried and agitated mind is the weak one."

~ Wallace Wattles, in  _The Science of Being Great_

Good Quotes

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"Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions."
-Author Unknown

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"Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air."

~ John Quincy Adams
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The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient. -Warren Buffett
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Discussions should be conducted without fondness for dispute or desire for victory." - Ben Franklin
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“Happily ever after” isn’t something that actually exists; it’s just lazy storytelling.

-Carolyn Hax
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"It has been said that writing is 1% talent and 99% the ability to ignore
the internet..." ~ Scott Perkins
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"Some men become temperate and good tempered, others self-indulgent and irascible, by behaving in one way or the other in the appropriate circumstances. Thus, in one word, states of character arise out of like activities... It makes no small difference, then, whether we form habits of one kind or of another from our very youth; it makes a very great difference, or rather all the difference."
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I got the best compliment at my weekend job today. The clinical director showed up, unannounced, to get something from the clinic office.  "Yeah, we had some weekend people who were less than great, and I usually had to spend Monday morning putting out fires. When you're working. I know I won't need to worry about that on Monday when I get here."

Oh yeah. Oh, yeah!
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I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant
and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those
teachers. --Kahlil Gibran
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It's hard to break a habit of being self-conscious, especially since thinking about the problem makes you even more conscious. However, if self-consciousness is your problem, try this:

When you're about to do/say/wear something, ask yourself who your audience is for this decision. If it's anybody but you, then rethink it and make the choice you'd make if no one were looking.

 

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"Unsolicited advice is always self-serving."
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In his 1987 letter to shareholders, Warren Buffett said, “If you’ve been in the [poker] game 30 minutes and you don’t know who the patsy is, you’re the patsy.”
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Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
--Les Brown
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Slightly abridged...

Earn your respect the old-fashioned way: by being tough on yourself and forgiving of others. Hard work, that -- where the reverse, forgiving yourself and being tough on others, is a snap.
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