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Perseverance, Persistence, Perspiration Quotes

    “Inspiration is for amateurs,” said Chuck Close. Here are some quotes I’ve collected over time about the importance of perseverance. “Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, and with each other.” —Paulo Freire “Have a bias toward action—let’s see something […]

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Use What You Have, Ted Talk

o Often we feel stuck in moving toward our goals. We’re lacking something. But Diébédo Francis Kéré returned to his village in Burkina Faso knowing that limitations could be a gift. In this Ted Talk, he tells how he focused instead on what his village did have: clay and sand. But more important, they had […]

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CNN Heroes, Twanda Jones

Every year, when CNN honors its Heroes I watch them all. Each inspiring story reminds us how with passion and persistence anyone can make a giant difference. Among this year’s honorees is Twanda Jones of Camden, New Jersey, who started the Camden Sophisticated Sisters Drill Team (and more recently a drum line for boys). Her mission is to […]

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Best Advice I Ever Got

        Need some words of wisdom? LinkedIn has compiled the “Best Advice I Ever Got” from more than 70 influencers. With contributions from folks like Martha Stewart, Richard Branson (practice what you preach), Deepak Chopra, and T. Boone Pickens (sit on your own bottom), there’s no shortage of good words on how […]

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