Robert Greene Quotes

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No moment is wasted if you pay attention and learn the lessons contained in every experience.

The world wants to assign you a role in life.  And once you accept that role you are doomed.

Robert Greene (born 1959) is an American author.  He has written six international bestsellers based around the topics of strategy and power.

Dorothea Brande Quote

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A complete holiday from self-pity is necessary to success.

From Psalm 30:5:  “For His anger is but for a moment; His favor is for a lifetime.  Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”

One Step

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Too many tasks

Where to begin?


Life in tailspin


Slowing down, breathe

Dividing tasks

One at a time

Patience unmasks


Never alone

Dad’s words come back


Wisdom unpacks


Taking one step

Then another

Bringing success

Like none other


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Oprah Winfrey Quotes

Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

Jack Nicklaus Quotes

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one’s level of aspiration and expectation.

Confidence is believing in your own ability, knowing what you have to do to win.  My confidence was developed through preparation.

Ohio native Jack Nicklaus (born 1940) is considered by many to be the greatest American professional golfer.  Born in Columbus and later attending The Ohio State University, his accomplishments are too numerous to count.

George Burns Quotes

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You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.

George Burns (1896-1996) entertained Americans through a variety of venues (vaudeville, radio, film, and television) as a comedian, actor, singer, and writer.

Lessons From Failure

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Around life’s corner

Failure’s waiting train

Our very fiber

Split open with pain


Chasing newest dreams

Success sometimes waits

Failure comes knocking

What will be life’s fate?



Failure hitting hard


Drawing life’s harsh card


Fear of failure breathes

Spreading, holds us back

Life fogging over

Success now off track


Vulnerable vibes

Feeling passed over

Alone in darkness

Where’s life’s sweet clover?


Lessons from failure

Past trials teach us

Embrace them and learn

Ride fortitude’s bus


With renewed purpose

Learn while improving

Plus motivation

Success now moving


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From the words of American writer, Meg Dowell:  “Failure will teach you to be vulnerable.  Failure will show you what it means to chase a dream.  More importantly, your past failures will change the way you value your successes.”