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They Said It Better: Optimism

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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

– Helen Keller
Surely it cannot be impossible to maintain a sense of optimism and hope throughout a journey toward achievement. Like anything in life, these are ingredients for personal and professional success.
Stay inspired (and optimistic),
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They Said it Better: Success



Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
– Booker T. Washington
An incredible thought, from an incredible figure. Sometimes the effort exerted is infinitely more meaningful than the result. While results may not always be within our control, effort and persistence maintained throughout can be the hallmark of achievement.
He also once said, “Character is power.” A wise man, indeed.
Stay inspired,
C x N

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Dawn in North Lake, California. Photo via Flickr.

To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.

– Lao Tzu

I read this somewhere some time ago, and it’s stuck with me ever since. So much meaning, in so few words. Definitely something to live by, wherever we are.

More on this in my follow-up “Quick Thought” post coming your way soon.

Stay inspired,

Curious x Nature

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Note: Sorry about that horrid font earlier!

They Said it Better: Enlightenment

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela
The legend that was Nelson Mandela — a figure forever inspirational and forever impactful.
Stay inspired,
C x N
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They Said it Better: Education

Seeing double...
“It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see.”
– Henry David Thoreau
Couldn’t have said it better myself! Exactly the vision of Ordinary Phenomena—to view the routine with a heightened realization of its inherent greatness. In other words, finding the extraordinary in the ordinary.
Stay inspired,
C x N
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They Said it Better: Perception