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Boldness and Courage
A Daring Adventure
Dreams and Imagination
Hard Work
Fail Your Way To The Top
Fools and Madmen
Acres of Diamonds
Human Becomings
Consideration For Others
Strength Undefeatable
Release Your Brakes
Dare to Forgive
Great Expectations
Bunker Bean
Freedom and Democracy
Hush, little baby...
Mercola Newsletter
"Spongy Monkey"
"The Brutal Butterfly"
"Shadow and Sunshine"
"Floating Skyward"
"Tinker's Toys"
"His Beloved's Heart"
It's All About Me
Talk To Me

LumberJack's Daughter

Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield dreamed that their newly completed book would become a best seller. But virtually every major (and minor) New York book publisher turned the manuscript down. Again and again they were told the title was too corny, that Americans wouldn't be interested in a collection of fuzzy, feel good stories. After much persistence they finally located a tiny Florida publisher that was willing to publish their book. Today "Chicken Soup for the Soul" and its sequels have all hit national bestseller lists!

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up. -Thomas Edison

R.U. Darby, encouraged by an uncle with "gold fever"
during the gold rush days, joined him in a mining
venture. They discovered one of the richest veins of
gold ore in Colorado! They were going to be wealthy
beyond their wildest dreams! Down went the drills!
Up went the hopes of Darby and his uncle! Then
something happened. The vein of gold ore soon
disappeared! They had come to the end of the
rainbow. They then drilled and drilled, and drilled on,
desperately trying to pick up the vein again. They
then drilled on and on and on some more - all to no
avail. Finally they got discouraged and decided to
quit. They sold their mining machinery to a junk man
for a few hundred dollars and took the next train
back home. The junk man consulted with a geological
expert as to how to proceed and was told to start
drilling where the Darbys had left off. The vein of
gold ore started up again just three feet from where
the Darbys had stopped drilling! The junk man made
millions and millions of dollars! (story from "Think
and Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill)

Press on. Nothing can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; the world is full of unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius
is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the
world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence
and determination alone are omnipotent. -Calvin Coolidge

The quality of persistence is to the character of man
as carbon is to steel. -Napoleon Hill

Fall seven times. Stand up eight! -Japanese Proverb