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Take Action!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless.

Caroline Myss

  
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TGROOMS1 2/23/2010 7:57AM

    Well stated.

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good point

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Take Action Now!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
Perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
Norman Vincent Peale

  


Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up

Sunday, February 21, 2010

This is the same title as yesterday's blog. Looking at other poeple's blogs this morning only served to reinforce what I said yesterday. Feb-ru-weary is an awful month. People are becoming discouraged. The news media doesn't help much. There are bright spots on the horizon. i cannot remember when the United States has led the medal count at a winter Olympics. The Olympians are marvelous examples of what you can do with dedication. While their training regimes are a bit over the top, they show what single minded determination can accomplish. Give your goals this same determination and any goal will be yours.

  
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DSQUARE22 2/21/2010 8:56PM

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I agree whole heartedly!
I love what you say about the Olympics.

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Never, Never, Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up

Saturday, February 20, 2010

This was the commencement address given by Winston Churchill during World War II. Feb-ru-weary is a time when people give up on their New Years resolutions. The weather sucks the initial excitement is gone and the boredom has set in.

In a 1968 movie entitled "Grand Prix", Jean Pierre Sarte, one of the racers is talking to a journalist and he says that when he sees a wreck on the race course, he pushes down his accelerator because he knows the other drivers are slowing down for the wreck. During February, when everyone else is lifting their foot off the gas pedal and coasting for while, push down your accelerator and move forward.

  
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PICKIE98 2/22/2010 4:48PM

    Vrooom!! Yee-ha!

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CHARITY_DAWN 2/20/2010 10:22AM

    Honestly have always loved the quotes by Sir Winston Churchill. He is one of those people that if I had the chance to go back in time I'd love to just sit and talk to him. Excellent title to your blog and you are right...Never Give Up...I for one am planning on make 2010 my year to "Spark"el

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Embrace Your Obstacles!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Remember, success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome. We're going to pass through many obstacles in our lives: good days, bad days. But the successful person will overcome those obstacles and constantly move forward.
Bruce Jenner, American Olympian

  
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DSQUARE22 2/19/2010 1:11AM

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Only by "embracing our obstacles" -really knowing who we are, can we overcome difficulty and succeed!
This Olympic season is very inspirational. We hear stories of Olympians overcoming their own challenges.
Meeting our individual goals of weight loss and fitness requires the same kind of determination and effort shown by Olumpic athletes.
Whether we stuggle to walk around the block or run marathons, our successes are our gold medals.
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