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Ted Williams on Consistent Improvement

“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.” ~Ted Williams It’s natural to want to quit in the early goings, since that’s when it is typically the hardest. But the trick is if you stay with it, you’ll learn how to get better at it, more efficient, …

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Mario Andretti on Being a Bit Out of Control

“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” ~Mario Andretti This is an interesting concept to grasp, since many of us long for feeling like we have everything under control. But if that’s the case then it means you’re not getting as much done as you could. …

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Billie Jean King on What Makes a Champion

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” ~Billie Jean King Think of how many people quit playing before they become a champion. Perhaps they might have made it if they just would have kept playing, making adjustments, and getting better at their craft. If you want to experience more …

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Arthur Christopher Benson Brings

“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” ~Arthur Christopher Benson You take yourself with you wherever you go, so running off to a new place is no way to escape. You’ll just end up replicating the same patterns that got you where you …

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Russell Warren on What Obsessed Really Means

“Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” ~Russell Warren If you’re dedicated to your work and forego other activities in order to see it through you may be dubbed obsessed by those that don’t have as much passion for what they’re doing. You may be …

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Dalai Lama on Our True Purpose

“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” ~Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama has a way of saying things that makes it very hard to argue. It can’t be stated any plainer than this, and it’s easy enough to see if you’re currently living out your life’s purpose or …

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Gary Player on Hard Work and Luck

  “The harder I work, the luckier I get.” ~Gary Player It’s easy to equate success with luck, but that is often not the case, and those that are seemingly lucky have put in the hard work to get that way. Luck has been described as the moment when preparation …

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Richard Bach on What Work Really Means

“The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” ~Richard Bach Work can be miserable and tedious, or it can be a task you look forward to accomplishing each day. The choice is yours, and if you want to shift your thinking on it, try …

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Elbert Hubbard on How to Avoid Criticism

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” ~Elbert Hubbard It’s easy enough to get people to criticize you, just try something, say something, or be something. Most are at home criticizing what others do and say without offering their own opinions or actions. That’s why it’s silly to …

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John Madden on Getting to Easy Street

“The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.” ~John Madden It’s often enticing to dream of Easy Street as having finally made it. But Madden reminds that it’s no picnic getting there, and you have to pay your dues. Things do become easier, but you may have to put …

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