Tag Archives: Overcoming obstacles

Grace and Rude Will

Within the infant rind of this small flower  Poison hath residence, and medicine power;  For this, being smelt, with that part cheers each part;  Being tasted, slays all senses with the heart.  Two such opposed kings encamp them still  In … Continue reading

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Proceed Prosperously and Reign

When in the depths of despair, When life is clearly unfair, Proceed prosperously and reign. If your vision grows dim, If your chances look slim, Proceed prosperously and reign.

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Moral Energy

“Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.”- William Butler Yeats Life, in a nutshell, is the passage from … Continue reading

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Dethrone the Tyrant

Rebecca Gilliver, principal cellist of the London Symphony Orchestra tells the story of a conversation she had with Sandro Laffrancini, principal cellist at La Scala about a particularly challenging top shift he played flawlessly over and over again in her … Continue reading

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Give yourself a chance!

Thanks to a generous new acquaintance, I’ve just started reading Lt. Col. A.L. D’Endrödy’s classic work on the training of horse and rider “Give Your Horse a Chance.” D’Endrödy explains in the introduction that “I drafted the first outline of … Continue reading

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Simplest Terms

Even the most difficult problems can be overcome if you approach them in the right way. One of the many life lessons I’ve found to be extremely valuable is the fact that you can parlay success in one area of … Continue reading

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