What a great quote this is. It really does spell out all the tools you need to succeed…
Genius is often a short way of spelling hard work. Poverty, obscurity, struggle and ambition formed the foundation for many careers of transcendent achievement. Few marks are made in the world’s history by eight-hour-day men…. Sir Joshua Reynolds had but one maxim for success: Work, work, work. Is not rigid and continuous training necessary for the making of strong athletes? Hard work is not fatal to real success. Vouloir c’est pouvoir. – B. C. Forbes
I’ve been playing the game 30 days, 30 ways throughout September; This game, with a simple task, everyday, challenges you to become more prepared for Emergencies, Natural Disasters and yes, even the Zombie Apocalypse. It’s not too late to play. Check out http://www.30days30ways.com for more information. Tell them Schnik sent ya!
A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that’s just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it’s a joke. – Soren Kierkegaard
An interesting, and smart, perspective. I hadn’t thought about things in this manner. A good reminder is always necessary. Happy Friday, my friends.
If we haven’t specified where we want to go, it is hard to set our compass, to muster enthusiasm, or to measure progress. But vision is not only missing almost entirely from policy discussions; it is missing from our culture. We talk easily and endlessly about our frustrations, doubts, and complaints, but we speak only rarely, and sometimes with embarrassment, about our dreams and values. – Donella Meadows
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Today’s quote is inspired by the World Domination Summit going on in Portland, Oregon. I’m not there but many of my friends are and I’m watching from afar. Seems like such a powerful thing, to live in the moment, and it’s maybe the hardest thing to do. Welcome to Portland WDSers!
I have always been a great believer in today. Most people live either in the past or in the future, so that they really never live at all. So many people are busy worrying about the future of art or society, they have no time to preserve what is. Utopia is in the moment. Not in some future time, some other place, but in the here and now, or else it is nowhere. – Alfred Stieglitz
In the United States it is Independence day. Yet, we say “Happy 4th.” I hope we don’t forget what the day really means. Happy Independence day to you, friends. 🙂
The Lord’s Prayer is 66 words, the Gettysburg Address is 286 words, and there are 1,322 words in the Declaration of Independence. Yet, government regulations on the sale of cabbage total 26,911 words. – David McIntosh
On this day in 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Things didn’t change overnight, some would say that ideas and ideals are still changing. Today’s quote reflects that.
We’ve learned that it will take more than one generation to bring about change. The fight for civil rights has developed into a broader concern for human rights, and that encompasses a great many people and countries. Those of us who live in a democracy have a responsibility to be the voice for those whose voices are stilled. – Mary Travers
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Today is the 60th year that Queen Elizabeth II has reigned over Great Britain, the 16 commonwealth realms and the 56 commonwealth nations. She is the second-longest reigning monarch to Queen Victoria, whose reign is only approximately three years longer.
All Hail Elizabeth! Long Live The Queen!
Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom. – Elizabeth II
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