No 30 “Optimism is Essential to Achievement “July 26, 2019
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No 30 “Optimism is Essential to Achievement “July 26, 2019

“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” – Nicholas Murray Butler (1862 – 1947) American philosopher What does it mean to be optimistic? What is that life like as an optimistic person? The answers may vary. Ask a family with five children, a single working mom, an...

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No 20 5-19-17 Never Quit, Even if You Want To!

No 20 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, May 19, 2017 “Never quit, even if you want to” “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...

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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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How to be Strong in Heart and Strong in Dancing 7-11-14

David Earl Woodbury No 28 Changing Lives through Dancing Friday, July 11th, 2014 How to be Strong in Heart and Strong in Dancing! Do not be afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact. — William James (1842-1910) American Philosopher and Psychologist Why is ballroom, partnership...

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4-4-14 "The Time Machine"

David Earl Woodbury No 15 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, April 4, 2014 The Time Machine Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that...

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"Back to Weight Watchers Santa Monica" March 28, 2014

No 14 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, March 28, 2014 “Back to Weight Watchers” One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world — making the most of one’s best.– Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) American Protestant Minister...