things we desire

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The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.

 ~Brian Tracy

 

* I took this photo of clematis growing the fence in my backyard in Iowa.

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our only reality

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The past exists only in our memories, the future only in our plans. The present is our only reality.

Robert Persig

 

* I took this photo in San Agustinillo, Mexico.

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the next level of success

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The next level of success comes from thinking the thoughts you haven’t thought before.

-Robert Holden

 

* I took this photo of the Temple of Athena in Assos, Turkey.

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plant the seed

24_plant seeds

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. 

Napolean Hill

 

* I took this photo of goldenrod and apple trees during an early morning run along a country road near the Double J Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan.

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to be yourself

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To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

* I took this photo in San Agustinillo, Mexico. This fun-loving pup joined me for a morning walk on the beach one day.

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follow your bliss

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Follow your bliss.

-Joseph Campbell

 

* I took this photo of a peony in my backyard in Iowa.

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the hand that does not grasp

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The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp. 

-John Berry

 

* I took this photo in San Agustinillo in the morning light with the zoom maxed out on my little Canon powershot. A lucky catch!

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