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Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.
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#American Businessman

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Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
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#Freedom

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Until a person can say deeply and honestly, "I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday," that person cannot say, "I choose otherwise
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#Choice

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Accountability breeds response-ability.
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#Ability #Responsibility

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Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people's lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
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#Potential

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We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations
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#Borders

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Wisdom is your perspective on life, your sense of balance, your understanding of how the various parts and principles apply and relate to each other. It embraces judgment, discernment, comprehension. It is a gestalt or oneness, and integrated wholeness.
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#Wisdom

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Live out of your imagination, not your history.
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#Attitude #American Businessman

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Happiness can be defined, in part at least, as the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually
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#Ability #Quote of the Day #Motivational

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Our behavior is a function of our decisions, not our conditions. We cansubordinate feelings to values.
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#Behavior

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We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
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#Human

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While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions.
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#Action

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The most important ingredient we put into any relationship is not what we say or what we do, but what we are. And if our words and our actions come from superficial human relations techniques (the Personality Ethic) rather than from our own inner core (the Character Ethic), others will sense that duplicity. We simply won't be able to create and sustain the foundation necessary for effective interdependence.
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#Relationships

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Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
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#Fire #inspirational #Quote of the Day

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In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independent will-that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
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#Decisions #Awareness

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It's easy to say ''no!'' when there's a deeper ''yes!'' burning inside.
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#Vision

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Priority is a function of context.
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#Priorities

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Public behavior is merely private character writ large.
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#American Businessman #Behavior

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Private victories precede public victories. You can't invert that process any more than you can harvest a crop before you plant it.
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#Victory

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There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles.
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#American Businessman

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Once you have a clear picture of your priorities that is values, goals, and highleverage activities organize around them.
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#Goals

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Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others.
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#Feelings