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    July 11, 2017
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    “You have to be the bravest person in the world
    to go out every day,
    being yourself
    when no one likes who you are.”
    “What a tremendous power one needs
    to become his own master!”
    “You get that one chance;
    and damn it,
    you’ve got to take it!
    If there’s one lesson I know I will take with me for eternity,
    its that there are those things that might happen only once,
    those chances that come walking down the street,
    strolling out of a café;
    if you don’t let go and take them,
    they really could get away!
    We can get so washed out with a mindset of entitlement
    the universe will do everything for us to ensure our happiness
    that we forget why we came here!
    We came here to grab, to take, to give, to have!
    Not to wait!
    Nobody came here to wait!
    So, what makes anyone think that destiny will keep on knocking over and over again?
    It could,
    but what if it doesn’t?
    You go and you take the chance that you get;
    even if it makes you look stupid, insane, or whorish!
    Because it just might not come back again.
    You could wait a lifetime to see if it will...
    but I don’t think you should.”
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    JULY 12, 2017
    PT OF THE DAY


    “Promise Yourself


    To be so strong that nothing
    can disturb your peace of mind.
    To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
    to every person you meet.


    To make all your friends feel
    that there is something in them
    To look at the sunny side of everything
    and make your optimism come true.


    To think only the best, to work only for the best,
    and to expect only the best.
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
    as you are about your own.


    To forget the mistakes of the past
    and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
    and give every living creature you meet a smile.


    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
    that you have no time to criticize others.
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
    and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.


    To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
    not in loud words but great deeds.
    To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
    so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
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    jULY 13, 2017
    PT OF THE DAY


    Never confuse a single defeat
    with a final defeat.
    You may encounter many defeats,
    but you must not be defeated.
    In fact,
    it may be necessary to encounter the defeats,
    so you can know who you are,
    what you can rise from,
    how you can still come out of it.
    Permanence, perseverance and persistence
    in spite of all obstacles,
    discouragements and impossibilities:
    It is this,
    that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
    Tenacity is the mother of progress.
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    July 14, 2017
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    “Being challenged in life is inevitable,
    being defeated is optional.”
    “Sometimes the darkest challenges,
    the most difficult lessons,
    hold the greates gems of light.”
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    JULY 15, 2017
    PT OF THE DAY




    “Whatever your passion is,
    keep doing it.
    Don't waste time chasing after success
    or comparing yourself to others.
    Every flower blooms at a different pace.
    Excel at doing what your passion is
    and only focus on perfecting it.
    Eventually people will see what you are great at doing,
    and if you are truly great,
    success will come chasing after you.”
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    July 16, 2017
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    Twenty years from now
    you will be more disappointed by
    the things that you didn't do
    than by the ones you did do...
    “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself.
    Go forward and make your dreams come true.”
    “You are never too old
    to set another goal
    or to dream a new dream.”
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    July 17, 2017
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    “Life is too short to waste any amount of time
    on wondering what other people think about you.
    In the first place,
    if they had better things going on in their lives,
    they wouldn't have the time to sit around and talk about you.
    What's important to me is not others' opinions of me,
    but what's important to me is my opinion of myself.”
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    July 18, 2017
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    “To conquer frustration,
    one must remain intensely focused on the outcome,
    not the obstacles.”
    “Obstacles are things a person sees
    when he takes his eyes off his goal.”
    “Goals are my north star.
    My compass.
    The map that guides me along the road I wish to travel.
    Goals are motivations with wind in their sails
    they carry me forward despite the storms.”
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    July 19, 2017
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    “Self-discipline is often disguised as short-term pain,
    which often leads to long-term gains.
    The mistake many of us make is
    the need and want for short-term gains (immediate gratification),
    which often leads to long-term pain.”
    “Perfection of effort is not required,
    by the way.
    It is the consistency of attempting to work these tools
    that brings the progress.
    It’s like anything else.
    If I want to tone muscle,
    lifting a ten-pound weight a few times every da
    y will move me toward my goal much quicker than
    hoisting a fifty-pound barbell once a week.
    Yes, it really is true:
    “Slow and steady wins the race.”
    Just try a little, every day.
    You’ll see.”
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    July 20, 2017
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    “Courage is the most important of all the virtues
    because without courage,
    you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
    “You cannot swim for new horizons
    until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.”
    (“It had long since come to my attention that
    people of accomplishment rarely sat back
    and let things happen to them.
    They went out and happened to things.”
    ― Leonardo da Vinci)
    “Once you make a decision,
    the universe conspires to make it happen.”
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    July 21, 2017
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    “Inspiration may come from many places
    but motivation
    the love of life, daily drive and the will to thrive
    that must come from you from within”
    “Attitude is that little thing
    that will make the most difference
    in the accomplishment of your goals.”
    “Embrace the pain to inherit the gain.”
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    July 22, 2017
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    “You never change your life until
    you step out of your comfort zone;
    change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
    “Never under-estimate your effort,
    no matter how little.
    Every effort,
    little or great
    is a step closer towards the actualization of your dreams.”
    EVERY CHOICE YOU MAKE
    IN EVERY MOMENT
    TAKES YOU EITHER:
    CLOSER TO
    OR FURTHER FROM YOUR GOALS....
    take responsibility for your own happiness,
    your dreams, your goals, your reality, your self....
    and realize you and your life
    is the residual effort of all your past thoughts, choices & actions....
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    July 23, 2017
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    “Difficulties strengthen the mind,
    as labor does the body.”
    “Be the kind of person who dares to face life's challenges
    and overcome them
    rather than dodging them.”
    “Being challenged in life is inevitable,
    being defeated is optional.”
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    JULY 24, 2017
    PT OF THE DAY

    “Birthing is never easy or without pain,
    be it a universe,
    a child, or a fresh start in life.
    Contraction precedes expansion.
    Darkness comes before dawn.
    Joy follows pain.
    This is the way of things.”
    Today when I awaken,
    the slate will be clean,
    and a new day will stretch before me.
    How I use that day,
    the choices I make,
    will be the story my life...
    Know the true value of time;
    snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.
    No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination:
    never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
    Yesterday's the past,
    tomorrow's the future,
    but today is a gift.
    That's why it's called the present.
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    July 25, 2017
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    [COLOR= ]“Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. [/COLOR]
    [COLOR= ]All life is an experiment.[/COLOR]
    [COLOR= ] The more experiments you make the better.” [/COLOR]
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    [COLOR= ]“If you dare nothing, [/COLOR]

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    [COLOR= ]then when the day is over,
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    [COLOR= ]nothing is all you will have gained.”[/COLOR]

    [COLOR= ]
    [COLOR= ]“...If there is no risk,
    [/COLOR][/COLOR]

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    [COLOR= ]there is no reward.”
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    July 27, 2017
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    “We have to dare to be ourselves,
    however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.”
    “Don't let the expectations and opinions of other people affect your decisions.
    It's your life, not theirs.
    Do what matters most to you
    ; do what makes you feel alive and happy.
    Don't let the expectations and ideas of others limit who you are.
    If you let others tell you who you are,
    you are living their reality — not yours.
    There is more to life than pleasing people.
    There is much more to life than following others' prescribed path.
    There is so much more to life than what you experience right now.
    You need to decide who you are for yourself.
    Become a whole being.
    Adventure.”
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    July 28, 2017
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    Do not fear failure.
    Fear mediocrity.
    If you resolve to NEVER quit then there is no failure
    , only setbacks.
    It's never too late to become what you could have been...
    Mediocrity scares the shit out of me.

    Average.

    Ordinary.

    Standard.

    Usual.

    Normal.

    Typical.

    Common.

    Customary.

    Regular.

    Everyday.

    The idea that I was conceived,

    built, grown and launched into this world
    to be nothing more than “Run-of-the-mill”
    is simply unacceptable.

    Some may see this as a silly, contrived fear.

    How can someone find fear in being average?

    Average is safe. That’s why we all strive to achieve the same things in life…

    …safety, security and sanctuary free from scrutiny.

    No one second guesses the standard process.

    No one questions the usual path.

    Because people who break free from mediocrity aren’t normal…

    …they’re radicals, rebels, and rabble-rousers.

    They wipe their ass with typical.

    Typical is the murderer of thought…

    the defiler of the idea…
    the jailer of genius.
    Typical is the synapse

    you’ve already burned into that genius brain of yours…

    …that genius brain of mine,

    and it leads right to the lizard brain.

    The lizard brain wants us all to be the same.

    A flock of geese.

    A herd of cattle.

    Middle management.

    The lizard brain tells us to avoid trouble…

    “Don’t rock the boat…” and we listen.

    So we put in the time, we pay your dues

    and we pray that someday everything works out.

    That the cubicle will become an office…

    That the hourly wage will become a salary…

    That the job will become a career…

    That our sensibility will become success…

    …hopefully.

    Mediocrity is a choice.
    We don’t choose to die.

    Even if we did, it was going to happen eventually anyway.

    Why fear something you can’t avoid?

    Not that I want to die,
    I certainly don’t,
    but fear of death just doesn’t seem to make sense.

    Death isn’t a choice.

    But fear courses through my veins at the possibility of living a typical life.

    Debilitating, gut-wrenching, sweat-inducing fear.

    Fear of expectations not achieved.

    Fear of childhood dreams cast aside for the security of a life not questioned, not critiqued…

    Fear of never really being alive.

    Never taking a risk.

    Never putting myself on display, naked and alone, vulnerable to inquisition.

    Never feeling the pain of defeat… of failure.

    Fear of average.

    Fear of being picked 5th for dodge ball.

    Fear of being no different from you.

    I don’t mean better than you,
    I mean different.
    How can I add value to your life if our regular lives are exactly the same.

    Am I supposed to help you become more typical?

    More mediocre? More regular?

    I fear mediocrity and not death

    because one is my choice and one is inevitable.
    When I death becomes me
    and I’m given the opportunity to look back on my life
    it will be my choices that yield regret.

    See… I want to dent the world in whatever way I can.

    Not because I have some unique gift others are incapable of providing…

    …but rather I have the willingness to do so.

    Creation Destroys Mediocrity
    Ahhhh…

    Creation.

    My friend.

    The bright light in our would be dark, mediocre lives.

    Creation is my prayer, my meditation, my savior from leading a mediocre life.

    And honestly there is no method to my creation madness.

    Maybe one day it’s fabricating a new word to describe something I don’t understand.

    The next it might be making my wife laugh so hard she has to pee.

    Today’s it’s writing.

    My point is this…

    Mediocrity is a derivative of our surrender to the lizard brain.
    The lizard brain says don’t create, don’t stick out, don’t be different.

    There is no safety or security in being different.
    Stand out and you will be scrutinized,
    you will be criticized,
    you will experience failure and you will feel pain.

    Listen to the lizard brain and you will be safe,

    you will be secure and you will be mediocre.

    But you will never experience what if feels like to be completely awesome,

    even if only for a moment…

    …and you will certainly never be the person you were conceived,

    built, grown and launched into this world to become.

    Mediocrity scares the shit out of me.

    But as fate would have it, the choice to overcome that fear is mine.

    I choose to create.

    I hope you will too…

    “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.” ~ Confucius

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