Tag Archives: Achievement

Scaling the New Heights of the Dawn Wall

(Scaling the New Heights of the) Dawn Wallby Michael DoyleIn the dawn of winterWe scaled the face of the wallLearning to never pause in winterWe rose above Yosemite’s fallCapturing the dreams of our own storyFinding the way through until the … Continue reading

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First Principles: Without Continual Growth and Progress, Such Words As Improvement, Achievement and Success Have No Meaning

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” –  Benjamin Franklin

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Thought For the Day: Life Can Be Perfectly Satisfying Without Major Achievements

“Life can be perfectly satisfying without major achievements.” – Alice Munro, short-story writer and Nobel Prize winner (b. 10 Jul 1931)    

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Points of Consideration

Tonight on election eve, it seems we have some things to think about in the US.  This is how my side sees it.  It wouldn’t be my side if I didn’t tend to agree, ya know? Points of Consideration by … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Founding Father, polymath, author, printer, political theorist and so many other vocations and avocations, Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 and passed away on April 17, 1790.    Aloha Promises Forever, has previously discussed the life of “The … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Parents Should Not Make Life Too Easy On Children

“Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet, dramatist, novelist, and philosopher (28 Aug 1749-1832) Encouragement is one thing. We should help our … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Are No Mistakes Only Lessons of Growth

“A mistake is the most beautiful thing in the world.  It is the only way you can get to some place you’ve never been before.   I try to make as many as I can.  Making a mistake is the … Continue reading

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