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Adversity! (It Doens't Suck!)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Adversity introduces a man to himself.
~Anonymous

It is in times of adversity that a man's true character is shown
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

  
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NAPLESNANCY 6/22/2012 7:10AM

    How true!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/21/2012 8:52PM

    Well, it changes us for sure when you get on the other side of adversity.

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REACHING4HOME 6/21/2012 1:36PM

    YUP! IT SEEMS THAT EVERY TIME SOMEONE TELLS I WON'T BE ABLE TO DO THAT ANYMORE, IT JUST MAKES ME WANT TO SAY, "OH YEAH? YOU WATCH ME!" TWO YEARS AGO I WAS IN A WHEELCHAIR FULL TIME AND TOLD I WOULD BE THERE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I AM NOW UP TO 120 MINUTES OF EXERCISE A DAY AND PART OF THAT IS WALKING AT LEAST A MILE. I AM NOT FIERCE - MAYBE A FOOL - BUT I WILL DO WHAT I CAN FOR AS LONG AS I CAN.
ERIN

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Resolve to Make it Happen!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.
~Wayne Dyer

  
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CPOPKIE 6/21/2012 9:39AM

    I love my jobs! They also help me to appreciate my days off work!

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NAPLESNANCY 6/21/2012 8:52AM

    I loved my job and couldn't wait to get to work each day. Retired now and its just not as exciting.

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SHEILA-45 6/20/2012 12:59PM

    I read somewhere that if you love what you do you'll never work a day in your life! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 6/20/2012 10:15AM

    Yes . . . . opportunities have to be found, they won't find you.

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Conquer!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.

~Napoleon Hill

  
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1CRAZYDOG 6/19/2012 10:52AM

    That's spot on.

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Who Is John Galt?

Monday, June 18, 2012

I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.

~ John Galt

  
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GIANT-STEPS 8/15/2012 5:48PM

  HEALTHHIERKEN: Since Ayn Rand was an Atheist I doubt she would take Bible passages seriously.

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GIANT-STEPS 8/15/2012 5:05PM

  John Galt II was an engineer at Generic Motors and designed a revolutionary new car designed to break down moments after its warranty ran out thereby maximizing the car's profit potential. When GM was bailed out by the collectivist government Galt Jr quit in disgust, or would he would have quit had the CEO not laid off half the engineers in an effort to make the books look better so he would get a bigger bonus. Angered by the government recklessly saving 2 million auto industry jobs Galt Jr started selling Scamway products traveling across the country secretly meeting with other creative leaders such as investment bankers, AM talkshow hosts and 9/11 conspiracy theorists all victimized by a collectivist government taxing their income and giving it to a Kenyan socialist terrorist who purportedly was elected President a "fair" election (they let almost anyone vote so how fair could it be?). They decided that they paid enough taxes already and vowed to pay no more and used teabags as a symbol to identify each other. By this time Rupert Murdoch has taken over radio and TV stations putting visionaries Glen Beck and Bill O'Reiley on the air winning millions to their cause. The collectivist government arrests Galt Jr on weapons charges for stockpiling 50 cal rifles, automatic machine guns, and fertilizer bombs as if the 2nd amendment didn't even exist and takes down the 10 commandments in front of courthouses as the first step in implementing Sharia law. Galt Jr. is intentionally put in a cell with a known Joni Mitchel fan and forced to listen to "Both Sides Now" hours every day (Geneva convention anyone?). Murdoch hires a lawyer who points out that Galt Jr was never read his Miranda rights and gets him out on bail while awaiting retrial. He flees to join the Republic of Texas militia and staying in hiding until the Texas succeeds from the collectivist government.

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NAPLESNANCY 6/19/2012 9:00AM

    Love Ayn Rand!

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1CRAZYDOG 6/18/2012 9:34PM

    Like the quote, but don't know who John Galt is .

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NWFL59 6/18/2012 11:48AM

    John Galt is a fictional character in Ayn Rand's novel Atlas Shrugged (1957). emoticon

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HEALTHIERKEN 6/18/2012 11:27AM

    . . . .or, how about John 15:13?

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Do It!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Don't waste your time with "could've," "would've" or "should've." Focus on "can," "will," and "do."

  
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NAPLESNANCY 6/18/2012 7:49AM

    So true!

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2BDYNAMIC 6/17/2012 2:44PM

    Nuggets of Wisdom for the 'wise' ......... Now I am off to work out so I don't say ..... "Gee, I wish I woulda ....... emoticon

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SHEILA-45 6/17/2012 1:42PM

    You got it! emoticon

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BRASKIN 6/17/2012 10:42AM

  very true words.

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1CRAZYDOG 6/17/2012 10:26AM

    Awesome . . . like YOU! Happy Father's Day to you.

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BESCATS 6/17/2012 10:21AM

    The shortest blog ever, but one that says the most. Thanks :)

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DOLLFACEDX 6/17/2012 10:17AM

    Absolutely 8-)

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