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    The Value Of Perseverance

    perseverance noun – 1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. It’s a word I don’t hear much these days, let alone see in action. The act of staying on course regarding one’s goals, despite difficulty and discouragement, seems to be something of a rarity nowadays. I grew up in an age where perseverance was the norm. When people had a goal, when they had a dream, they ran after it with everything they had. They didn’t give up, they didn’t pull out a multitude of excuses, they didn’t cast blame for their surrender to others. I…

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    The Benefit Of The Long Road To Success

    Success. It’s what everyone strives for. Success in life, in business, in finance, in everything. We all want to succeed. We don’t want to fail. Most of all, we want success now. Not next year. Not the year after that. But now. I was like this for a very long time. In 2004, when I first self-published Expired Reality (now Endangered Memories, the first book in my Expired Reality series), I thought success would come to me overnight. I truly, wholly, believed that. In fact, I believe it so much that I hit one of the lowest points of my life when the book, in fact, did not become successful…

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    One More

    One more step. One more swing. One more shot. One more word. One more strike. One more attempt. One more. Your victory is just around the corner. One more corner. Don’t give up now. The voices will tell you to quit, to shut down, to plead surrender. Your friends will tell you to throw in the towel, to fold, to count your losses. Your family will tell you to give it up, to face reality, to get real. But your time is coming. Rest, but don’t quit. Hang on one more day. One more moment. One more…

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    The Hand We’re Dealt

    There’s a great many people I have heard blame their current situation on their past circumstances. They were born into poverty, someone betrayed them in life, or life itself dealt them a bad hand at one point and they never quite recovered. But does any of that really matter? It’s true that our circumstances shouldn’t define us, but it’s hard to walk that attitude out into the real world. At any moment, anything can happen to us. We’re overcharged from our bank account, we run into a medical crisis, or we lose that job we’ve poured a good portion of our lives into. We lose a spouse, child, or friend.…