Timing is Everything

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Life can be very frustrating when we know we possess talents and gifts, but they seem to do us little good. The fact is, we may not have found the right time and place yet. A great example was Former President Ulysses S. Grant. Most of us know that Ulysses Grant was also the victorious general of the civil war. But few might know that at the outset of the civil war he was not even in the Army. General/President Grant entered the military originally only because his father enrolled him in West Point. After becoming a student, he aspired to one day be a mathematics teacher.

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More than A Cup of Joe

cup of coffeeThe old cliche is when life hands us a lemon, will we make lemonade. This story takes it to a new level. I found it in an archive and thought it a good read to start the week:

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it.

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Ignorance is Bliss: The Argument for Change

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There will always be segments of society and organizations that are resistant to changes, and slow to accept innovation. By contrast, some are so excited by every new thing that they hastily run down every rabbit trail. The sad result is the waste that can occur by either action.

I find the following a sad example of how tragic reluctance to accept new ideas can be. It is historical account of refusal to embrace change, and how it affected a whole nation.

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