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AMBITION
ON AMBITION It is an odd thing, to think you might have peaked in your life; to contemplate however briefly, that the very best, most productive years might be behind you. Odder still, is the acknowledgement that you simply do not operate from the same appetites that once propelled you. It feels strange to discover that just...
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AMBITION
THE POWER OF BOOKS I am a high school drop out. However, I have a masters degree in self education. Let me explain. I didn’t have much ambition growing up. I wasted the bulk of my time on video games, weed, and television shows. Until one day, for no reason at all I picked up a book titled the 7 habits of highly effective teens. I...
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MY SON IS MY HERO My son was diagnosed with a rare and deadly cancer at 6 years old. We didn't know where he would be 4 years later as the odds were not on his side. My son is 3 1/2 years in remission and you wouldn't have a clue what he went through. He says he wants to be a normal kid, which is but so much more. He speaks in...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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AMBITION QUOTATIONS
20181025 thursday quote
“Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams.”

Dwayne Johnson

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“What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.”

Hal Boyle

20181023 tuesday quote updated
“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.”

Les Brown

20181026 friday quote
“In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

Theodore Roosevelt

20160205 friday quote
“It is a grand thing to rise in the world. The ambition to do so is the very salt of the earth. It is the parent of all enterprise, and the cause of all improvement.”

Anthony Trollope

20181026 friday quote
“We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests.”

Sheryl Sandberg

20181022 monday quote
“Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.”

Frank Tyger

Edison
“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”

Thomas Edison

20160203 wednesday quote
“The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.”

William Shakespeare

20160201 monday quote
“Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.”

Salvador Dali

Eecummings
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.”

e. e. cummings

20181024 wednesday quote
“Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.”

Elvis Presley

Here are some stories about everyday heroes who show 'ambition'.
AMBITION
Rachel R At 15 she was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and has lived with that for most of her life. I believe she is in her sixties now. She became a doctor, then counseled the terminally ill, and now does presentations teaching doctors and lay people that the soul needs to be remembered. She's written several books, My...
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Terry H Terry Hitchcock is my Hero. After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult...
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Scarlett H My hero is my daughter, Scarlett, who at age 4 suffered a spinal cord injury from a car accident. Scarlett, now 11, never lets anything stop her from living her dreams. She has always wanted to dance and be treated like any other dancer. For years, she has attended dance classes, practiced at home, and sought...
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Where did your values come from?

We've all had people in our lives who have made a positive impact on us. A parent or grandparent, a sibling who was there for us, or maybe even just a guy who shines shoes for a living? Whoever they are, tell us their story so they can inspire us even more.

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AMBITION
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BELIEVE
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
CARING
CHARACTER
CHARITY
CHEER
CIVILITY
CLASS AND GRACE
COMMITMENT
COMMON GROUND
COMPASSION
COMPLIMENTS
COMPROMISE
CONFIDENCE
CONNECTING
COURAGE
COURTESY
CREATIVITY
DEDICATION
DETERMINATION
DEVOTION
DO THY BEST
DO YOUR PART
DRIVE
EDUCATION
ENCOURAGEMENT
EQUALITY
EXCELLENCE
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FORESIGHT
FORGIVENESS
FRIENDSHIP
GENEROSITY
GET ALONG
GIVING BACK
GOOD EXAMPLES
GOOD MANNERS
GRATITUDE
GREAT MUSIC
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INCLUDING OTHERS
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INTEGRITY
JOY
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KINDNESS
LAUGHTER
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LIVE LIFE
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LOVE
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PLEASE AND THANK YOU
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RIGHT CHOICES
RISING ABOVE
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SERVICE
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SMILE
SOUL
SPORTSMANSHIP
SPREAD YOUR WINGS
STEWARDSHIP
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TEACHING BY EXAMPLE
TEAM WORK
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Omodu Jack-West from Nigeria DECEMBER 21, 2016
Believe in yourself else nobody will. Picture the future!

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Gabriela from New Jersey MARCH 7, 2014
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."

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