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Reputation

Recently, a reporter resigned from a nationally-known newspaper because she falsified her sources. Her reputation has been ruined.

Our own reputations are on the line every day. The world is watching how we conduct ourselves. People might believe something about us that is untrue, but honesty and integrity win out every time.

It is my hope that the reporter does the hard work to restore her reputation. And I also hope the world will give her another chance. If she is true in her contrition, she will find restoration. If she’s not sincere, well…

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Two Bicycle Mechanics

Do you find yourself believing that if you were better educated you would pursue the greatness you know is inside of you?

Consider the story of two uneducated bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio. You know them as the Wright brothers. Had they allowed their lack of formal schooling to hold them back, I wouldn’t be writing about them today.

Never underestimate the power of your imagination…

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Insecurities

Most people are insecure about something. For example, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. I don’t know about you, but I’m more afraid of death than I am giving a speech!

We also have things we exude confidence in, our securities. Focus on those while seeking to improve on whatever might make you feel insecure…

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Diversions

Diversions are defined as, “an activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns.” We all need them. Attending a concert, a play or going to the movies gives us a short window to take a break from life. Life will still be waiting for us after the show.

I encouraged you to divert your attention to something other than your problems every day. It’s healthy for you, and doesn’t make you irresponsible. It makes you a more well-rounded person…

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Value

There is a trend in the United States that has been growing for quite some time. And the trend is not a good one. In fact, it’s disturbing.

What I’m talking about is the belief that we are entitled to certain things just because we were born. This is not true. We aren’t owed anything.

We have opportunities in the U. S. not everyone has. It’s up to us to take advantage of what’s in front of us. Only a lazy person would accept whatever comes along.

We value what we earn…

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