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...

No 40 9-28-18 “Dancing Will Change Your Life”
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No 40 9-28-18 “Dancing Will Change Your Life”

  Our Mission Statement at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: Dancing Will Change Your Life!” David Woodbury  (1956) Arthur Murray Dance Professional In 1975, a friend invited me to a dance party at the Arthur Murray in Nashville, Tennessee. I loved it and became a ballroom dance student. Disco was the rage then and my...

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No 30 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, July 28, 2017 Burn the Ships! In 1519, Captain Hernán Cortés landed in Veracruz. When they landed the Captain ordered his men to burn the ships. That order did not make sense to his men. Cortes knew that the only way to keep himself...

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Make Your Own Circumstances 11-4-16

No 45 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 4, 2016 Make Your Own Circumstances “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and,...

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Achievement vs Success 12-4-15

No 49. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, December 4, 2015 Achievement vs. Success “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 others. That...

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Leave the Rest to Fate!

No 43. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, October 23, 2015 Leave the Rest to Fate! “But try,” you urge, “the trying shall suffice; The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!” – Robert Browning My life is great. I am...

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Every Great Dream Begins with a Dreamer 7-17-15

No 29. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, July 17, 2015 Every Great Dream Begins with a Dreamer Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. –Harriet Tubman A very dear,...

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TIME IS SHORT! 3-27-15 David Earl Woodbury

No 13. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, March 27, 2015 Time is Short! You, enlightened, self-sufficient, self-governed, endowed with gifts above your fellows, the world expects you to produce as well as to consume, to add to and not to subtract from its store of good, to build up and not...