A perfect score

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. George Washington Carver 1864 -1943 During the 2008 academic school year, there were five students in the State of Alabama that scored a perfect 2,400 on the SAT test. Lauren Faraino was one of them. In all fairness, I should mention that she took the test twice, something many students do. She didn’t fail the first time; in fact, her score was excellent. But she thought she could do better, so she took it again. That time she did remarkably: a perfect score. There were …
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Do you hate deadlines?

Our chief want (need) in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882 When I was in school, I dreaded and feared deadlines: the term paper due in two weeks, the book report due on Monday. Most of us probably felt that dread early on and carried that negative association into our adult lives. But I came to realize that my thinking about deadlines was wrong. Hating deadlines was actually hindering my ability to have the life I truly wanted. Because of my belief about deadlines, I was reluctant to set …
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I don’t have time

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. Theophrastus d. 278 B.C. Be honest: how often do you say “I don’t have time” in the course of a day? It’s certainly one of the phrases I hear the most. So why are we constantly short of time? If you compare modern life with, say, the lives of people fifty to a hundred years ago, you’ll be amazed by the contrast. We have so many time saving devices at our disposal: microwaves, dishwashers, automatic washers and dryers. With the telephone and the internet, we can order almost anything from …
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