No 46 11-16-18 “A goal is a dream that has an ending
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No 46 11-16-18 “A goal is a dream that has an ending

“A goal is a dream that has an ending.” – Duke (Edward Kennedy) Ellington (1899 – 1974) American Composer Bandleader and Pianist For so many years I have read books about goals. I have spoken about goals, listened about goals, made and achieved goals, and set new goals for myself and for others. There have been...

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No 17 4-27-18 “A Failure is a Mark of Experience”

I had not failed, but I had not fully opened my eyes to our true success and our great possibilities of growth. Perhaps my past ‘marks of experience’ had given me strength, wisdom, hope, vision, and a new excitement to achieve and hit new great goals.

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No 47 11-24-17 A Time to be Thankful!

No 47 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 24, 2017 A Time to be Thankful! This time of year I’m the luckiest guy on the planet. I’ve just started my 42nd year with Arthur Murray Dance Centers. I am happily married and lucky in love with a great home life and...

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No 39. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, September 18, 2015 An Amazing Week! Usually I give you several great quotes from a wonderful week of reading and study. But today I have to write about my week. Last Saturday, I was Co-Chair for the stages of the Wellbeing Buy Local Festival...

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Impossible, then improbable, then inevitable. 4-23-15

No 17. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, April 24, 2015 At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable. — Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) American Actor It seems that every day, I am amazed by what’s happening around me. We’re owners of an Arthur Murray Dance Center in Santa Monica. We are...

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12-26-14 New Year's Resolutions – David Woodbury

No 52 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, December 26, 2014 New Year’s Arthur Murray Resolutions! My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is within you.  Success is being praised by...

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Santa Monica One Year Anniversary 11-7-14

No 44 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 7, 2014 Our One Year Anniversary Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship – a play between divine grace and willful self-effort. Half of it you have no control over; half of it is absolutely in your hands, and your actions will show measurable...

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Successful People 10-24-14

No 42 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, October 24, 2014 Successful People If successful people have one common trait, it’s an utter lack of cynicism. The world owes them nothing. They go out and find what they need without asking for permission; they’re driven, talented, and work through negatives by focusing...