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    , , Joe Clark, Perseverance,   

    Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

    -Joe Clark

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    Full text of "Every body dies, but not everybody lives" by Prince EA 

    Full text of “Every body dies, but not everybody loves” by Prince EA

    “It is not death most people are afraid of
    It is getting to the end of life
    Only to realize that you never truly lived

    There was a study done –
    A hospital study – on 100 elderly people facing death
    Close to their last breath
    They were asked to reflect about their life’s biggest regret.

    Nearly all of them said they regretted not the things they did
    But the things they didn’t do
    The risks they never took, the dreams they didn’t pursue

    I ask you
    Would your last words be: if only I had

    Hey, you wake up!
    Why do you exist?
    Life is not meant to simply work, wait for the weekend and pay rent
    No, no I don’t know much
    But I know this, every person on this earth has a gift
    And I apologize to the black community
    But I can no longer pretend… Martin Luther King
    That man never had a dream, that dream had him

    See people don’t choose dreams, dreams choose them
    So the question I’m getting to…
    Is do you have the courage to grab the dream that picked you?
    That befits you and grips you, or will you let it get away and slip through?

    You know I learned a fact about airplanes the other day
    This was – this was so surprising see
    I was talking to a pilot and he told me
    That many of his passengers think planes are dangerous to fly in
    But he said actually…
    It is a lot more dangerous for a plane to stay on the ground
    I say what?
    Like how does that sound
    Well he said because on the ground, the plane starts to rust, malfunction and wear
    Much faster than it ever would if it was in the air

    As I walked away I thought
    Yeah, makes total sense because planes were built to live in the skies
    And every person was built to live out the dream they have inside
    So it is perhaps the safest loss to live a life on the ground
    Without ever taking off

    See most of us are afraid of the thief
    That comes in the night to steal all of our things
    But there is a thief in your mind who is after your dreams
    His name is doubt
    If you see him call the cops and keep him away from the kids
    Cos he is wanted for murder
    For he has killed more dreams than failure ever did
    He wears many disguises and like a virus will leave you…
    Blinded, divided and turn you into a “kinda”

    See “kinda” is lethal
    You know what kinda is?
    There’s a lot of kinda people
    You kinda want a career change
    You kinda want to get straight A’s
    You kinda want to get in shape
    Simple math, no numbers to crunch
    If you kinda want something, then you will kinda get the results you want

    What is your dream?
    What ignites that spark?
    You can’t kinda want that
    You got to want it with every part of your whole heart

    Would you struggle?
    Yeah you will struggle, no way around it
    You will fall many times, but who’s counting?
    Just remember, there’s no such thing as a smooth mountain
    If you want to make it to the top
    Then there are sharp ridges that must be stepped over
    There will be times you get stressed and things you get depressed over

    But let me tell you something
    Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school three times
    Three times, but he kept going
    The television execs fired Oprah, said she was unfit for TV
    But she kept going
    Critics told Beyonce that she couldn’t sing, she went through depression
    But she kept going

    Struggle and criticisms are prerequisites for greatness
    That is the law of this universe and no one escapes it
    Because pain is life, but you can choose what type
    Either the pain on the road to success
    Or the pain of being haunted with regret

    You want my advice? Don’t think twice
    We have been given a gift that we call life
    So don’t blow it
    You were not defined by your past
    Instead you were born anew in each moment
    So own it now

    Sometimes you gotta leap
    And grow your wings on the way down
    You better get the shot off before the clock runs out
    Cos there ain’t no over time in life, no do over
    And I know I sound like I’m preaching on speaking with force
    But if you don’t use your gift, then you sell not only yourself
    But the whole world… short

    So what invention do you have buried in your mind?
    What idea? What cure?
    What skill did you have inside to bring out to this universe?
    Uni meaning one, verse meaning song
    You have a part to play in this song
    So grab that microphone and be brave
    Sing your heart out on life’s stage

    You cannot go back and make a brand new beginning
    But you can start now and make a brand new ending”

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    When we feel broken and weak, all we have to do is wait. The spring returns, the winter snows melt and their water gives us new energy.

    -Paulo Coelho

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    , Jimmy Dean, Perseverance, Planning, , Target   

    I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach the destination.

    -Jimmy Dean

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    Spiritual practice is will asserted and re-asserted. Who has not the daring will not accept the real even when offered. Unwillingness born out of fear is the only obstacle.

    -Nisargadatta Maharaj (I am that, Chapter 38)

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    , Jeffrey Gitomer, Perseverance, ,   

    Obstacles can’t stop you. Problems can’t stop you. Most of all, other people can’t stop you. Only you can stop you.

    -Jeffrey Gitomer

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    Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.

    -Winston Churchill

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    Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.

    -Benjamin Franklin

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    Barack Obama, Perseverance, , ,   

    If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.

    -Barack Obama

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    Frank Ocean, Perseverance, , ,   

    Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.

    -Frank Ocean

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    If you’re going through hell, keep going.

    -Winston Churchill

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    , , Perseverance, , , Walter Anderson   

    Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have life itself.
    -Walter Anderson

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    Derek Jeter, , Perseverance, ,   

    There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.
    -Derek Jeter

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    , , , Pele, Perseverance, ,   

    Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.


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    Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

    -Abraham Lincoln

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    , , Henry Wadswoth Longfellow, , Perseverance,   

    The Village Blacksmith 

    Under a spreading chestnut-tree
    The village smithy stands;
    The smith, a mighty man is he,
    With large and sinewy hands;
    And the muscles of his brawny arms
    Are strong as iron bands.

    His hair is crisp, and black, and long,
    His face is like the tan;
    His brow is wet with honest sweat,
    He earns whate’er he can,
    And looks the whole world in the face,
    For he owes not any man.

    Week in, week out, from morn till night,
    You can hear his bellows blow;
    You can hear him swing his heavy sledge,
    With measured beat and slow,
    Like a sexton ringing the village bell,
    When the evening sun is low.

    And children coming home from school
    Look in at the open door;
    They love to see the flaming forge,
    And hear the bellows roar,
    And catch the burning sparks that fly
    Like chaff from a threshing-floor.

    He goes on Sunday to the church,
    And sits among his boys;
    He hears the parson pray and preach,
    He hears his daughter’s voice,
    Singing in the village choir,
    And it makes his heart rejoice.

    It sounds to him like her mother’s voice,
    Singing in Paradise!
    He needs must think of her once more,
    How in the grave she lies;
    And with his hard, rough hand he wipes
    A tear out of his eyes.

    Onward through life he goes;
    Each morning sees some task begin,
    Each evening sees it close
    Something attempted, something done,
    Has earned a night’s repose.

    Thanks, thanks to thee, my worthy friend,
    For the lesson thou hast taught!
    Thus at the flaming forge of life
    Our fortunes must be wrought;
    Thus on its sounding anvil shaped
    Each burning deed and thought.

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    , Jacob Held, , , , Perseverance,   

    We can’t escape pain; we can’t escape the essential nature of our lives. But we do have a choice. We can give in and relent, or we can fight, persevere, and create a life worth living, a noble life. Pain is a fact; our evaluation of it is a choice.

    -Jacob Held

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    I don’t want fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.

    -Emma Watson

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    If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits, only plateaus; and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

    -Bruce Lee

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    , Perseverance, , , Stephen Hawking,   

    However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

    -Stephen Hawking

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    You have to look deeper, way below the anger, the hurt, the hate, the jealousy, the self-pity, way down deeper where the dreams lie, son. Find your dream. It’s the pursuit of the dream that heals you.

    -Billy Mills

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    , Perseverance, , Will Rogers,   

    What this country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.

    -Will Rogers

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    Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

    -Jim Rohn

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    , , Perseverance, , Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev   

    There is no such thing as a “good life”. But if you put yourself wholeheartedly into something, it is a great life. If you really throw yourself into something, however simple, it may be great in your experience. Somebody else may look at your life and think it is rubbish. That is their problem. In your experience, your life is great and that is all that matters.

    -Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

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    Nothing will work unless you do.

    Maya Angelou

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    , , Napolean Hill, Perseverance, , ,   

    Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

    Napolean Hill

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    Montesquieu, Perseverance, , ,   

    Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.


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    , Nancy Lopes, Perseverance, Quitting, , ,   

    Competitors take bad breaks and use them to drive themselves. Quitters take bad breaks and use them as reasons to give up.

    Nancy Lopez

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    Age, , , Perseverance, ,   

    You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

    C. S. Lewis

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    Champion, Mohammad Ali, Perseverance, , ,   

    I hated every minute of training, but said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.”

    Mohammad Ali

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    A hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

    Christopher Reeve

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    Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.

    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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    , Perseverance, , , Robert Collier,   

    Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

    Robert Collier

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    , Perseverance, , , Tim Duncan   

    Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and better is best.

    Tim Duncan

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    Perseverance, , , Sam Levenson,   

    Dont watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.

    Sam Levenson

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    , Perseverance, , , , Thomas A Edison   

    Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.

    Thomas A. Edison

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    It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.


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    Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed till it is faced.

    Lucille Ball

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    99% of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses

    George W Carver

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    Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.

    Doug Firebaugh

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    The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in raising every time we fall.

    Nelson Mandela

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