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Unexpected Change Reveals Character And Talent.

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself. ~ Walter […]

Catching Up Day.

A living cell requires energy not only for all its functions, but also for the maintenance of its structure.  ~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi Doug thought we should spend some time working on our foundation today, instead of writing a new post. I agreed with him… Our blog is growing much quicker than I expected. I wanted to […]

Wishes Are Unfulfilled Needs.

Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Wish And Make It So. How many wishes do you make in a day? Is it enough to keep your fairy godmother driving her Mercedes, paid for with consultation fees? As children, […]

Complaints And Unfulfilled Needs.

What do you complain about? Everyone has situations, people and circumstances that make them feel frustrated and even helpless.  It’s easy to spout off and whine about everything, but it’s not so easy to actually do something to remedy the problem causing the complaint. Doug and I noticed that we sometimes start feeling agitated for […]

Tweaking The Monkey.

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.~ C. […]

Enlightened Monkey Knows Himself.

A human being has so many skins inside, covering the depths of the heart. We know so many things, but we don’t know ourselves! Why, thirty or forty skins or hides, as thick and hard as an ox’s or bear’s, cover the soul. Go into your own ground and learn to know yourself there. ~Meister […]

Interview With The Roadblocks

If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. ~Michael Jordan We’re all ready to strike […]

Persistent Anti-Persistence Persistently Persists!

The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.  ~James Whitcomb Riley Obstacles and blocks on your path don’t just disappear because you decide to be persistent.  Persistence is the ladder you use to climb over adversity, or […]

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In St. Augustine, FL for lunch… Doug is everywhere!

Persistence Of The Monkeys…

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.  ~Calvin Coolidge Knowing who you are and where […]