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The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than y

Monday, April 02, 2007

"Maybe it motivates you, but an even better method is trying to be better than yourself." This statement sounds odd. Being better than yourself is like trying to out run your own feet. I understand the concept; just don't like the choice in words.


Suffering is the tuition one pays for a character degree.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Like all tuitions, the price keeps going up and the quality and value of the degree earned is sliding down. Habits, demeanor, and physical attributes build character. People who have never seen hard times have character.

Hard times build Life Endurance. The ability to make a meal out of nothing. Like squeezing water from a stone, hard times builds the ability to squeeze a rock-hard budget until the last penny drops out. Hard times teaches to live for today and plan for tomorrow. It teaches you to smile and walk away, where you would rather snarl and fight. It teaches self-discipline, self-respect, and focus. Hard times teach you the value of living. It teaches you that spoken words are forgotten and that actions are well remembered.


Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were

Friday, March 30, 2007

This is not true. In some ways we have more time and in others we have less. Advances in communication and travel have saved us a major amount of time. However, the same technical advances are costing us time. There is more to learn, more responsibilities, more dangers in our current world. We do not sit back and watch our crops grow; we take an active part in growing them. If a friend sends a message that times are bad for them, we do not sit back sadly and send sympathy letters. We jump into a mode of transport and go to them to lend a hand. Our advanced world gives us more to do, so we do more.


A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

I read that a wife/mother is the heart of the family. If the heart is not functioning efficiently, the rest of the body cannot.


Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

If your life seems to be moving slowly, take the advantage to pay attention to details.


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