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Success’s Paradox

“We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.” ~ Alexis de Tocqueville   A seeming paradox this morning for our muddled Monday brains.  Excelling … Continue reading

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Getting in the Habit of Excellence

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ~ Aristotle Another classroom favorite with which I exhort students to work their best.  Getting into the habit of striving for excellence in all that … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Take Much These Days

“If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you’re a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.” ~ Kurt Vonnegut A less than inspiring quote today, but inspiration also needs clarity of vision. One thing I admire about … Continue reading

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