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Rising Sun's Quote of the Week


Week #196 -  May 31, 2020

“Things may never go back to normal. You may have to create a new normal, and that’s okay”


Week #195 - May 25, 2020

“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” —CS Lewis


Week #194 - May 17, 2020

"When in doubt, Zoom out" - Reggie Watts


Week #193 - May 10, 2020

“Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together.” —Susan Gale


Week #192 - May 3, 2020

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are" - Theodore Roosevelt


Week #191 - April 26, 2020

"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity"  -  Sun Tzu


Week #190 - April 19, 2020

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"


Week #189 - April 12, 2020

"Let your light shine before others" - Matthew 5:16


Week #188 - April 5, 2020

"We must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up” – Galatians 6:9


Week # 187 - March 29, 2020

"Hardship doesn't build character, it reveals it"


Week #186 - March 22, 2020

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”

–George Burns


Week #185 - March 15, 2020

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, however; “A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work”


Week #184 - March 8, 2020

"Quality is not an act, it is a habit"


Week #184 - March 1, 2020

“Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction” – Al Bernstein


Week #183 - February 23, 2020

There are 2 primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. -Waitley


Week #182 - February 16, 2020

“You can never dream too big, but you can think too little”


Week #181 - February 9, 2020

"Whether you think you can, or think you can't, you're right" - Henry Ford


Week #180 - February 2, 2020

"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength"


Week #179 - January 26, 2020

"Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway."


Week #178 - January 19, 2020

"Anything you truly want MUST be worth fighting for"


Week #177 - January 12, 2020

“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, It is about learning to dance in the rain”


Week #176 - January 5, 2020

"The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power" - Mary Pickford


Week #175 - December 29, 2019

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?


Week #174 - December 22, 2019

"Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night"


Week #173 - December 15, 2019

"Losing is a learning experience. It teaches you humility. It teaches you to work harder. It's also a powerful motivator" - Yogi Berra


Week #172 - December 8, 2019

"Adversity causes some men to break, and others to break records"


Week #171- December 1, 2019

"Toasted, Roasted, Baked and Done. Hope your Thanksgiving was Loads of Fun"


 Week #170 - November 24, 2019

"With every rising of the sun, think of your life as just begun"


Week #169 - November 17, 2019

"Be the tiny ember that ignites the fire of change"


Week #168 - November 10, 2019

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - JFK


Week #167 - November 3, 2019

“You are not what has happened to you. You are what you choose to be.”


Week # 166 - October 27, 2019

"Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you"


Week #165 - October 20, 2019

"It's hard to measure "Almost" cause "Almost doesn't matter"


Week #164 - October 13, 2019

"Reality is a product of our dreams, decisions and action"


Week #163 - October 6, 2019

“Success is not counted by how high you climbed, but by how many people you brought with you”


Week #162 - September 29, 2019

"What will you do today that will make you proud in a year?"


Week #161 - September 22, 2019

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty"


Week #160 - September 15, 2019

"When you win, say nothing. When you lose, say less" - Paul Brown


Week #159 - September 8, 2019

"Most of our problems are because we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting"


Week #158 - September 1, 2019

"Don't let someone dim your light simply because it's shining in their eyes"


Week #157 - August 25, 2019

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" - Robert Kennedy


Week #156- August 18, 2019

"The quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life" - A.R. Bernard


Week #155 - August 11, 2019

"If you have never made a mistake then it means you have never tried something new."


Week #154 - August 4, 2019

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings"


Week #153 -July 28, 2019

"Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand" 


Week #152 - July 21, 2019

"Be a Warrior, Not A Worrier"


Week #151 - July 14, 2019

"Stars can't shine without darkness"


Week #150 - July 7, 2019

"Knowledge is knowing WHAT to say. Wisdom is knowing WHEN to say it"


Week #149 - June 30, 2019

"Don't sit back and let things happen to you. Go out and happen to things"


Week #148 - June 23, 2019

"Don't let a hard lesson harden your heart"


Week #147 - June 16, 2019

"By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before" - Edwin Elliot


Week #146 - June 9, 2019

"Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Future"


Week #145 - June 2, 2019

"Some days you have to create your own sunshine"


Week #144 - May 26, 2019

"It's never too late to be what you might have been"


Week #143 - May 19, 2019

"The best thing about the future is it comes one day at a time"


Week #142 - May 12, 2019

"A negative mind will never give you a positive life"


Week #141 - May 5, 2019

"You were born with the ability to change someone's life - don't ever waste it"


Week #140 - April 28, 2019

"Be a Voice, not an Echo


Week #139 - April 21, 2019

"I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday"


Week #138 - April 14, 2019

"The best way to predict the future is to create it"


Week #137 - April 7, 2019

"Don't follow your dreams - Chase them"


Week #135 - March 31, 2019

"Failure is not a bad thing. It can be a chance to learn something."


Week #134 - March 24, 2019

"You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do" - Henry Ford


Week #133 - March 17, 2019

“The strongest people aren't always the ones that win, but the ones that don't

 give up when they lose.”


Week #132 - March 10, 2019

"Karate training prepares you for the UNPLANNED attack. YOUR PLANS won't matter, but YOUR TRAINING will."


Week #131 - March 3, 2019

"Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That is where the fruit is." - H. Jackson Browne


Week #130 - February 24, 2019

"Some of the Best Journeys you will take are done on Paths that YOU have created"


Week #129 - February 17, 2019

"A Black Belt is the End for those who want to achieve it, and the Beginning for those who want to UNDERSTAND it". - Jerry Figgiano


Week #128 - February 10, 2019

"You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb" - Andrew Carnegie


Week #127 - February 3, 2019

"Don't speak unless you can improve the silence"


Week #126 - January 27, 2019

"Losers quit when they're tired. Winners quit when they've won"


Week #125 - January 20, 2019

"The level of your training does not increase with the color of your belt.


The color of your belt will increase with the level of your training”.


Week #124 - January 13, 2019

“Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success.  People who avoid failure also avoid success.” - Robert Kiyosaki


Week #123 - January 6, 2019

“Karate aims to build character, improve human behavior, and cultivate modesty; it does not, however, guarantee it.” -Yasuhiro Konishi (1898-1983)


Week #122 - December 30, 2018

"The tragedy in life doesn't lie in NOT reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having NO goal to reach" - Benjamin Mays


Week #121 - December 23, 2018

"May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve"


Week #120 - December 16, 2018

"There are wooden ships, and sailing ships, and ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be" - George H.W. Bush


Week #119 - December 9, 2018

"Being defeated is often a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent"


Week #118 - December 2, 2018

"A negative mind will never give you a positive life"


Week #117 - November 25, 2018

   "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen" - Winston Churchill


Week #116 - November 18, 2018

"The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem"


Week #115 - November 11, 2018

"Change begins at the END of your Comfort Zone"


Week # 114 - November 4, 2018

"If you want something you've never had, then you have to do something you've never done"


Week #113 - October 28, 2018

"True nobility lies not in being superior to another man, but in being superior to one's previous self" - Hindu Proverb


Week #112 - October 21, 2018

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today"  - Will Rogers


Week #111 - October 14, 2018

"Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you Everywhere" - Albert Einstein


Week #110 - October 7, 2018

"Before you Un-friend or Un-follow, try to Un-derstand" - Mike Baxter


Week #109 - September 30, 2018

“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday“ - Don Marquis


Week #108 - September 23, 2018

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best" - St. Jerome


Week #107 - September 16, 2018

“The Best Preparation For Tomorrow Is Doing Your Best Today“

- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


Week #106 - September 9, 2018

"Each day is a new opportunity to improve yourself"


Week #105 - September 2, 2018

"It is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate" - George Burns


Week #104 - August 26, 2018

"Karate is like boiling water, if you do not heat it constantly, it will cool." 

-Gichin Funakoshi


Week #103 - August 19, 2018

"The beginning is the most important of the work" - Plato


Week #102 - August 12, 2018

"Do not give up. The beginning is ALWAYS the hardest!"


Week #101 - August 5, 2018

"Always chase your dreams instead of running from your fears"


Week #100 - July 29, 2018

“Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life"

- Sophia Loren


Week #99 - July 22, 2018

    "Don't wait for the perfect moment, make the moment perfect"


Week #98 - July 15, 2018

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly" -    JFK


Week #97 - July 8, 2018

    "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader" - Simon Sinek


Week #96 - July 1, 2018

   "Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible. Care more than others think wise" - Howard Schultz


Week #95 - June 30, 2018

   “Wise men speak because they have something to say.

       Fools speak because they have to say something.“  - Plato



Week #94 - June 24, 2018

     "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see" - Henry D. Thoreau


Week #93 - June 17, 2018

“The most difficult thing in this world is to act. The rest is mere tenacity!“


- Amelia Earhart


Week #92 - June 10, 2018

      "A commitment to train is personal.

        It's your commitment to you!"


Week #91 - June 3, 2018

   "Unless a commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans" - Peter F. Drucker


Week #90 - May 27, 2018

   "You will never do anything in this world without courage"

    - Aristotle


Week #89 - May 20, 2018

    "Being Entirely Honest With Oneself Is A Good Exercise"

               -Sigmund Freud


Week #88 - May 13, 2018

   "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work" - Thomas Edison


Week #87 - May 6, 2018

"By Failing to Prepare, You are Preparing to Fail"

   - Benjamin Franklin


Week #86 - April 29, 2018

"Confidence comes from Discipline and Training" - Robert Kiyosaki


Week #85 - April 22, 2018

"As work is important for your survival, so is rest for a peaceful mind" - Unknown


Week #84 - April 15, 2018

"The noblest art is that of making others happy" - PT Barnum


Week #83 - April 8, 2018

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on" - FDR


Week #82 - April 1, 2018

"I have the time that I need for all that I do" - Daily Word


Week #81 - March 25, 2018

"He who has learned to pray, has learned the greatest secret of a holy and happy life" - William Law


Week #80 - March 18, 2018

"Learning never exhausts the mind" - Leonardo DiVinci


Week #79 - March 11, 2018

“The Most Effective Way To Do It, Is To Do It”


-Amelia Earhart



Week #78 - March 4, 2018

“Karate doesn’t change Who You Are.

 Karate changes Who You Will Become

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Week #77 - February 25, 2018

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal.

It is the courage to continue that counts"

- Winston Churchill

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Week #76 - February 18, 2018

"I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've left them" - Andy Bernard (The Office)

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Week #75 - February 11, 2018

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams“  -Eleanor Roosevelt

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Week #74 - February 4, 2018

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant" - Robert Louis Stevenson

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Week #73 - January 28, 2018

"Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today"-Tim Fargo

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Week #72 - January 21, 2018

"You are only as good as your last technique"

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Week #71 - January 14, 2018

"Today is the Best Gift that Tomorrow can get from you"

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Week #70 - January 7, 2018

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself" - George Bernard Shaw

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Week #69 - January 1, 2018

"Resolutions require Action. Actions have consequences."

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Week #68 - December 17,  2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Week #67 - December 10, 2017

"The Best Way To Spread Christmas Cheer Is Singing Loud For All To Hear" - Buddy the Elf

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Week #66 - December 3, 2017

"Anything the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve"

-Napoleon Hill

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Week #65 - November 26, 2017

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

 - Albert Einstein

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Week #64 - November 19, 2017

"THANK GOD for what you have and TRUST GOD for what you need"

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Week #63 - November 12, 2017

"If you don't have a plan for life, life will have a plan for you"

- Chris Doleman

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Week #62 - November 5, 2017

“Every moment is a fresh beginning” - T.S. Eliot

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Week #61 - October 29, 2017

“When Black Cats Prowl and Pumpkins Gleam, May Luck Be Yours On Halloween”

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Week #60 - October 22, 2017

“Audacity is not an activity, but an approach.

           It’s not what you do, but how”

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Week #59 - October 15, 2017

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do" - Saint Augustine

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Week #58 - October 8, 2017

"Absence makes the heart grow fonder" - Proverb

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Week #57 - October 1, 2017

“Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates

excellence from mediocrity

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Week #56 - September 24, 2017

“When it becomes evident that the goal cannot be reached,

don’t adjust the goal, adjust the action steps” - Confucius

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Week #55 - September 17, 2017

"What Do You Expect"?

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Week #54 - September 10, 2017   (A Three-fer)

WINNING is not everything--but making the EFFORT to win is"

-Vince Lombardi - Green Bay Packers

“If it doesn't matter who WINS or loses, then why do they keep

 SCORE” -Vince Lombardi - Green Bay Packers

If what you did YESTERDAY seems big, you haven't done anything

 TODAY” - Lou Holtz - Notre Dame

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Week #53 - September 3, 2017

“In difficult times, it’s easy to fall into self-pity. Get your mind off

 of yourself and go out and be a blessing to someone else.”

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Week #52 - August 27, 2017

“The Pain of Discipline is much less than the Pain of Regret”

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Week #51 - August 20, 2017

"In college, every breath you take affects the rest of your life, so breathe smart" - Sensei Hosler

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Week #50 - August 13, 2017

“Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming

them is what makes life meaningful” - Joshua J. Marine

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Week #49 - August 6, 2017

"A True sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination" - Albert Einstein

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Week #48 - July 30, 2017

“People have to know that you care, before they care that you know”


Week #47 - July 23, 2017

“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile” - Zig Zagler

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Week #46 - July 16, 2017

“It is better to be a Warrior in a garden, than a gardener in a war”

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Week #45 - July 9, 2017

“Don’t practice until you get it right.  Practice until you can’t

get it wrong” - Roger Gracie

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Week #44 - July 2, 2017

The most patriotic man, ladies and gentlemen, is sometimes the man who goes in the direction that he thinks right even when he sees half the world against him. It is the dictate of patriotism to sacrifice yourself if you think that that is the path of honor and of duty. Do not blame others if they do not agree with you. Do not die with bitterness in your heart because you did not convince the rest of the world, but die happy because you believe that you tried to serve your country by not selling your soul. Those were grim days, the days of 1776. Those gentlemen did not attach their names to the Declaration of Independence on this table expecting a holiday on the next day, and that 4th of July was not itself a holiday. They attached their signatures to that significant document knowing that if they failed it was certain that every one of them would hang for the failure. They were committing treason in the interest of the liberty of 3,000,000 people in America. All the rest of the world was against them and smiled with cynical incredulity at the audacious undertaking. Do you think that if they could see this great Nation now they would regret anything that they then did to draw the gaze of a hostile world upon them? Every idea must be started by somebody, and it is a lonely thing to start anything. Yet if it is in you, you must start it if you have a man's blood in you and if you love the country that you profess to be working for. ~Woodrow Wilson, Presidential Address at Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1914 July 4th
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Week #43 - June 25, 2017

Karate training isn’t time spent, it’s time invested”

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Week #42 - June 18, 2017

“It is a Wise Father that knows his own Child” - William Shakespeare

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Week #41 - June 11, 2017

“An Imperfect Action is Better than A Perfect Inaction”.- Unknown

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Week #40 - June 5, 2017

"Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.

 The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward

 organizational objectives, it is the fuel that allows common people

to attain uncommon results." - Andrew Carnegie

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Week #39 - May 28, 2017

“Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy, forget in

 time that men have died to win them” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Week #38 - May 21, 2017

"If you're going through hell, keep going" - Winston Churchill

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Week #37 - May 14, 2017

“A fanatic is someone who redoubles his effort when he has

forgotten his aim” - George Santayana

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Week #36 - May 7, 2017

It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life does not lie in not

 reaching your goal. The tragedy of life lies in having no goal to

 reach. - Benjamin Elijah Mays

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Week #35 - April 30, 2017

“What we focus on, we magnify. Magnify what's right about you

 and not what's wrong.” - Joel Osteen

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Week #34 - April 23, 2017

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever" - Mahatma Gandi

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Week #33 - April 16, 2017

"If you're shaped like a pear, dieting will just make you look like a smaller pear" - Bill Phillips

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Week #32 - April 9, 2017

"You only get out of it, what you put into it"

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Week #31 - April 2, 2017

"When you're through learning, you're through" - Vern Law

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Week #30 - March 26, 2017

“Sometimes you need to step into the dark to see what's happening in the light”   -Sensei Hosler

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Week #29 - March 19, 2017

“In Karate, the pieces of the puzzle are given out one at a time”

-Karate Viewpoints

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Week #28 - March 12, 2017

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started" - Mark Twain


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Week #27 - March 5, 2017

"In great and dangerous operations one must not think, but act."

- Julius Caesar

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Week #26 - February 26, 2017

"In the struggle between the stone and water, in time, the water wins" - Japanese Proverb

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Week #25 -February 19, 2017

“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace” - George Washington

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Week #24 -February 12, 2017

Good judgment is the result of experience, and experience is the result of bad judgment” - Mark Twain

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Week #23 -February 5, 2017

"You don't know what you don't know"

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Week #22 - January 29, 2017

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit"

   - Aristotle

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Week #21 - January 22, 2017

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence”  - Helen Keller

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Week #20 - January 15, 2017

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.”

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Week #19 - January 8, 2017

“If you fight for your limitations, then all you get to do is keep them.”

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Week #18 - January 1, 2017

Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbors and let every New Year find you a better man"

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Week #17 - December 18, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Week #16 - December 11, 2016

You should care less about who you offend and more about who you inspire

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Week #15 - December 4, 2016

“Tough times never last, but tough people do”

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Week #14 - November 27, 2016

“The man who is at the peak of his success and the man who has just failed are in exactly the same position. Each must decide what he will do next”

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Week 13: November 20, 2016  


"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But when you listen, you may learn something new"

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Week 12: November 13, 2016  

"The Road to Success is Always Under Construction"

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Week 11: November 6, 2016  

"Don't Vote"

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Week 10: October 30, 2016  

"The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but rather in the perfection of the character of its’ participants"

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Week 9: October 23, 2016  

"Accept the Blame"

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Week 8: October 16, 2016


"It's not always wrong to be wrong"

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Week 7: October 9, 2016  

“Life’s not fair, get over it.”

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Week 6: October 2, 2016

“Champions are made when No One is looking” and “Tomorrow’s battle is won during Today’s practice”

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Week 5: September 25, 2016

“If you really want something, you’ll find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.”

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Week 4: September 18, 2016

“If you don’t know what you’re doin’, then you don’t know what you’re doin’”

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Week 3: September 11, 2016    

“Do not look at what is and ask why, instead, look at what could be and ask Why Not”

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Week #2: September 4, 2016

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits, there are only plateaus. You must not stay there, you must go beyond them." 

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Week 1: August 28, 2016

“Half of being successful is thinking you are going to be”

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