Category Archives: Reflection 365

December 12 – Building strong, new habits – one strand at a time

December 12. “The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable that binds us irrevocably through thought … Continue reading

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December 11 – Breaking bad…habits

December 11. “Habit is stronger than reason.” (George Santayana) I remember when I was in Catholic grade school, one of the nuns who taught us described the difference between virtue and vice. In her description, a virtue was a good … Continue reading

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December 10 – Success comes from within

December 10. “Not in time, place or circumstances, but in the person lies success.” (Charles B. Rouss) “Some people just get all the luck”. You will sometimes hear that sentence used to describe a successful person, and usually the person … Continue reading

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December 9 – Wisdom and Integrity

December 9. “Wisdom is knowing the right path to take…integrity is taking it.” (M. H. McKee) Or, not taking the wrong path. Life is about decisions. Over the course of a day, I make hundreds of decisions. Some are small, … Continue reading

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December 8 – Getting to new places by changing routines

December 8. “To get what we’ve never had, we must do what we’ve never done.” (Anonymous) It is easy to get into a rut in life, at least it is for me. Many people like me prefer to have a … Continue reading

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December 7 – Arriving at the peak is no accident

December 7. “The man on the top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” (Anonymous) There is an annoying tendency in this country of late to bash those at the top, and to vilify them. I see it mostly when it … Continue reading

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December 6 – Anger stops my mind from working correctly.

December 6. “Anger is the wind that blows out the lamp of the mind.” (Robert G. Ingersoll) There are some quotes in this book that smack me right in the middle of the forehead. This is one of those quotes. … Continue reading

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December 5 – Reflecting on my reflections

December 5. “Our ego is our silent partner – too often with a controlling interest.” (Cullen Hightower) Ego has a very basic definition of being my self-esteem, or my sense of self-importance. I am not a psychologist (nor did I … Continue reading

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December 4 – Mastering fear

December 4. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.” (Mark Twain) I have written before about how my personal definition of courage is that it is the ability to act in spite of the … Continue reading

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December 3 – Commitment to self-completion

December 3. “The life of a winner is the result of an unswerving commitment to a never-ending process of self-completion.” (Terry Bradshaw) For those not familiar with him, Terry Bradshaw was the quarterback of one of the most successful National … Continue reading

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