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Never Stop Growing

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On this day in 1948, the American musician James Taylor was born in Boston, MA.  With memorable melodies and haunting lyrics, Taylor burst upon the music scene in the early nineteen seventies; he became one of the most popular singers of his generation. His composition “Fire and Rain” was named one of the top 100 songs of the 20th century by the Recording Industry Association of America and the National Endowment for the Arts. Taylor spoke for performers and non-performers alike when he observed, “I would hope that my work would reflect a growing maturity — if not as a...

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Keep Your Eyes on the Windshield, Not the Rearview Mirror

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February 14. On this day in 1894, Benjamin Kubelsky was born in Chicago. Kubelsky was better known by his stage name, Jack Benny. Using a violin as a prop, Benny became one of the 20th century’s most beloved comedians. His shows on radio and television showcased Benny’s comic genius and his impeccable sense of timing. Jack’s philosophy of life was simple. He observed, “I don’t like looking back. I’m looking ahead to the next show. It’s how I keep young.” Tough times befall us all. Disappointments, hardships, and heartaches are inextricably woven into the fabric of every human life. Our...

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It Takes Hard Work to Make It Look Easy

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February 13. On this day in 1976, skater Dorothy Hamill won the Olympic figure-skating gold medal in Innsbruck, Austria. The young girl with the signature wedge hairstyle went on to become on of the most popular figure skater of her generation. Like all great skaters, Hamill made her routines look effortless. She observed, “That’s what skating is all about: trying to make it look as though it flows.” It Takes Hard Work to Make It Look Easy  “Every artist was first an amateur.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” Roger Staubach “I practice four or...

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Kant's Moral Imperative

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February 12. On this day in 1804 Immanuel Kant, the German philosopher, died in Königsberg, Prussia at the age of 79. Kant’s writings on morality and religious faith helped shape the development of modern philosophical discourse throughout the Western world. He is perhaps best known for his moral imperative which is paraphrased as follows: “Act so that the description of your behavior could be made the principle of a universal law.” The following men and women wholeheartedly agree. It’s Always the Right Time to Do the Right Thing “Behavior is a mirror, in which everyone shows his image.” Goethe “Act...

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Be True to Your Creative Spirit

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February 9. On this day in 1964, The Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. 73.7 million American viewers watched. In looking back on the group’s amazing popularity, John Lennon observed, “Why were we popular? Because we didn’t sound like everybody else.” The Beatles were, indeed, different. They nurtured their creativity and supplemented their talents with hard work. You can do likewise. And you should. The world needs to hear from you, from the real you. Now. Be True to Your Own Creative Spirit “If you would create something, you must be something.”Goethe ”Man, like Diety, creates...

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