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Success Might Seem 1000 Miles Away, But How Many Miles Did You Walk Today?

Walter Elliot

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot, Born Sep. 19, 1888. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. If you have a massive project, which will take days (if not weeks) to accomplish, many people lack the organization and willpower …

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The Difference Between Worthless Information and Valuable Knowledge Is…

Sydney J. Harris

“The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” – Sydney J. Harris, Born Sep. 14, 1917. A lot of people who market things on the internet care about having a “content strategy” as a way to draw prospective customers …

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How to Limit Yourself to Turn “Too Many Good Ideas” Into Actual Output

Vinoba Bhave

“The river flows at its own sweet will, but the flood is bound in the two banks. If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.” – Vinoba Bhave, Born Sep. 11, 1895. You’re creative. You’re smart. You’re talented. You’re skilled. So what? Who cares? What does that DO for anyone? You or …

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Worry Less About Being Unique, Just Focus on Being Good (By Just Doing Good)

Arthur Freed

“Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.” – Arthur Freed, Born Sept. 9, 1894. I don’t know that I agree exactly with this. Being different can definitely be valuable. But I don’t think you have to worry about being unique or special in that way when you’re starting …

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How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome Forever: Kick It In the Jim-Jams and Bolt Past It

Beyoncé Knowles

“I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care – that you work hard and want to give a great performance. You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.” – Beyoncé Knowles, Born Sep. 4, 1981. When I mentor people or consult with them, I frequently hear …

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The Easiest Way to Internalize What You Learn (And Grow Your Audience, Too)

Itzhak Perlman

“Teaching is really very, very important. I always tell my students that you should find an opportunity to teach. When you teach others, you teach yourself.” – Itzhak Perlman, Born Aug. 31, 1945. This is really the core of what I’ve built my own business around. Plenty of others have, too. Hell. Entire multi-billion dollar …

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You’re Taking Too Long To Do Everything (And It Will Kill You)

Leonard Bernstein

“To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein, Born Aug. 25, 1918. I believe this so hard. Your plan doesn’t need to be immaculate, or even very detailed. I had a five year plan when I went freelance that had only one sentence per year. …

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Conquering Challenging Work Is How You Increase Your Awesomeness

Malcolm Forbes

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” – Malcolm Forbes, Born Aug. 19, 1917. You know what makes diamonds? Start with carbon. That’s you. You’re mostly carbon. Carbon based life forms, they call us. And then you add two ingredients: pressure and time. In the bowels of the earth, …

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