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I can only surmise that since I am at my laptop writing this blog post, the world did not, in fact, end. I say surmise because perception is reality in many ways, and I am perceiving the world to still be here so it obviously is for me, but you might have a different reality!

Since it is Monday, and a day to go back to work for those of you who thought you might get the week off if the world ended, I thought I would share some material written from the minds of some of the great thinkers and doers in history. And by the way…I hope you don’t think to yourself today…”another Monday…” with the mentality that this is not a good thing. There are many people who dread Monday. They dread the thought of another week doing what they do. I sincerely hope that you are not one of those people. If you are, then I hope you will appreciate the spirit of what I am going to write next. Why would you live this way? You have no idea how long you have on this earth…you are blessed with a heart that has desires and passions…you have unique abilities and talents and gifts…If you are not embracing the day with energy and enthusiasm, then I would submit to you that is a big clue that you have to change.

And don’t think to yourself, how can I change? People who are miserable and fear making change are mixed up. Think about it…if you are miserable already, what do you have to lose by casting that aside and going for something different? Seriously, at worst, you had an adventure and ended up in the same misery boat you started in! The you could try something new again!

But alas, it is not so difficult to build a better life. It simply takes an unyielding commitment to do so. Here are some quotes for you as you work your way to your dreams:

“Everything yields to diligence.”- Antiphanes

“Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.”- Benjamin Disreali

“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.”- John Quincy Adams

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”- Christopher Reeve

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”- Walt Disney

Thank God for another day to use our gifts.

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