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40 Days ’til 40: Keep Walking



We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. ~ C.S. Lewis

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. ~ Steven Wright

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.  She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way. ~ Lady Gaga Read the rest of this entry »


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49 Days ’til 40: No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes


I must admit that the thoughts I share today are not my own, but are inspired by Gideon Amichay.  Gideon is the chief creative officer at one of Israel’s largest marketing agencies, but prior to his current job, he lived in New York.  He moved to New York with one goal – to have one of his cartoons published in the New Yorker.  Recently, I was moved when I heard a Tedx talk given by Gideon (got to love TED!) entitled “No, No, No, No, No, No, Yes.”

Here is the AMAZING talk:

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145 Days ’til 40: Staying the Course

Do you ever have those days when you know you need to stay the course but what you really want to do is scream and pull your hair out or throw a temper tantrum that would put any two-year old to shame?  I think we all have those days….. Read the rest of this entry »


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152 Days ’til 40: When New Beginnings Don’t Cooperate

In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start. -William James

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting. -Buddha

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. -Franz Kafka Read the rest of this entry »


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159 Days ’til 40: Strength to Persevere


As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want. ~ Mike Tyson

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. ~ Christopher Reeve

The will to persevere is often the difference between failure and success. ~ David Sarnoff Read the rest of this entry »


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334 Days ’til 40: Perseverance

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragement and impossibilities:  It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. – Thomas Carlyle

Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. – Marie Curie

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. – John Quincy Adams Read the rest of this entry »


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