Quote for Today: Never Give Up On You!

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I believe that we are who we choose to be.  Nobody is going to come and save you.  You’ve got to save yourself.  Nobody is going to give you anything.  You’ve got to go out and fight for it.  Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it.  So don’t give up on your dreams.

Barry Manilow, Sweet Life:  Adventures on the Way to Paradise

Quote for Today: Building Friendships

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Photo credit: Marius Bugge

If you are able to figure out how to be truly interested in someone you meet with the goal of building up a friendship instead of trying to get something out of that person, the funny things is that almost always, something happens later down the line that ends up benefiting either your business or yourself personally.  Stop trying to “network” in the traditional business sense, and instead, just try and build up the number and depth of your friendships, where the friendship itself is its own reward.

—Tony Hsieh, Zappos founder and president

 

Quote for Today: The Paradoxical Commandments

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The Paradoxical Commandments
by Dr. Kent M. Keith

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.  Love them anyway.  If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  Do good anyway.  If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.  Succeed anyway.  The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.  Do good anyway.  Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.  Be honest and frank anyway.  The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.  Think big anyway. People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.  Fight for a few underdogs anyway.  What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.  Build anyway.  People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.  Help people anyway.  Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.  Give the world the best you have anyway.

Quote for Today: The Shallow Commitments of Some Christians

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Too many Christians have a commitment of convenience.  They’ll stay faithful as long as it’s safe and doesn’t involve risk, rejection, or criticism.  Instead of standing alone in the face of challenge or temptation, they check to see which way their friends are going.  —Dr. Charles Stanley

Vocabulary Mondays: conjecture

Artist:  Artis Harrison
Artist: Artis Harrison

Word:  ¹conjecture

Part of Speech:  ²noun, verb

Meaning:

Noun

  1. the formation or expression of an opinion or theory, without sufficient evidence for proof.

Verb (used with object), conjectured, conjecturing

  1. to conclude or suppose from grounds or evidence insufficient to ensure reliability.

Verb (used without object), conjectured, conjecturing

  1. to form conjectures.

Word Usage:

It seems lately people are making conjecturing comments on social topics about health care in America.


 

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