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Attitude Counts

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.” ~ W. Clement Stone One of the things I try to … Continue reading

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Strength Through Experience

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes … Continue reading

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Just Keep At It

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~ Thomas A. Edison   When I was growing up, one of my mother’s favorite proverbs was “If at … Continue reading

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Committing to the New Beginning

“Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.” ~ William Throsby Bridges Today’s thought is a rather cheeky nod to students … Continue reading

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Failure isn’t Failure Unless You Let it Be

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that … Continue reading

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Facing Failure

“A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” ~ BF Skinner No one likes to hear the word “failure,” and most of … Continue reading

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Harvest Time Approaches

“You reap whatever you sow.” Galatians 6:7, NRSV This phrase, so commonly bandied about that many don’t even realize it’s a Bible verse, is on my mind this week. For many college students, this is finals time. It’s time to … Continue reading

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