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Posts Tagged ‘success’

Sunday Snippet: Michael Chabon, Manhood for Amateurs

November 30th, 2014

“But in the pages of Marvel comic books, [Stan] Lee behaved from the start as if a vast, passionate readership awaited each issue that he and his key collaborators, Kirby and Steve Ditko, churned out. And in a fairly short period of time, this chutzpah–as in all those accounts of magical chutzpah so beloved by […]

Sunday Snippet: Dr. Frank Crane (1861-1928)

November 16th, 2014

“Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soul power to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different.” I would like to start up my own […]

Sunday Snippet: Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell)

August 3rd, 2014

“Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration and 2% attention to detail.” The vast majority of “family” sitcoms on television have depicted mostly typical families. Even with a show like Married with Children, the core family unit is intact, even if its members may be a little dysfunctional. Modern Family has elements of that too, but […]

Sunday Snippet: Malcolm Gladwell

April 13th, 2014

“But the better answer is that Hotchkiss has simply fallen into the trap that wealthy people and wealthy institutions and wealthy countries—all Goliaths—too often fall into: the school assumes that the kinds of things that wealth can buy always translate into real-world advantages.” I’ve been listening to Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, David and Goliath, in […]

On Living the Complete Life

March 27th, 2014

A little over six years ago, I wrote how I thought the single greatest key to happiness is novelty. Perhaps that was a little naive of me. Novelty is still something that I feel we all want in our lives. We value our stability and predictability, to be sure, but we also want to sample […]

Sunday Snippet: “Uncle Phil” James Avery (1945-2013)

March 16th, 2014

“Monetary success is not success. Career success is not success. Life, someone that loves you, giving to others, doing something that makes you feel complete and full. That is success. And it isn’t dependent on anyone else.” You might remember last week when I highlighted a quote from Will Smith about dealing with the pains […]

On the Feeling of Turning 361 Degrees

April 4th, 2013

I think we all have an innate desire to improve ourselves in some way or another. We want to run faster. We want to earn more money. We want to take better pictures and create better memories. And in our efforts to improve ourselves, we may set a number of goals and we hope to […]

Sunday Snippet: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

March 31st, 2013

“To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary: nature, study and practice.” What does it take to be successful? We hear about these people who are earning millions of dollars doing Hollywood movies, playing professional sports or running hugely popular companies, but how did they get there? Even on […]