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Main : Success : Overcoming Obstacles

Are You Strong Enough to Handle Critics?  (by: Theodore Roosevelt)
It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.
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Brilliant Lessons of Michelangelo, The  (by: Tom Russell)
The artist Michelangelo often stirred up the opposition of the contemporary artists of his day. Many of them envied his magnificent abilities. One example was the architect Bramante.
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Finish Line  (by: Tom Hanna)
In December of 1992 I was a happy husband and father of two young children. A month later, I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoplastic Luekemia.
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Hang In There  (by: Author Unknown)
Nicolo Paganini was a well-known and gifted nineteenth century violinist. He was also well known as a great showman with a quick sense of humor. His most memorable concert was in Italy with a full orchestra.
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Keep Swimming  (by: Author Unknown)
Two frogs fell into a deep cream bowl.
One was an optimistic soul.
But the other took the gloomy view.
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Lessons from an Oyster  (by: Author Unknown)
There once was an oyster
Whose story I tell,
Who found that some sand
Had got into his shell.
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Lessons of Failure  (by: Author Unknown)
Lord, are you trying to tell me something?
For...Failure does not mean I'm a failure;
It does mean I have not yet succeeded.
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Obstacles? Deal with Them Now  (by: Brian Cavanaugh, T.O.R.)
An old farmer had plowed around a large rock in one of his fields for years. He had broken several plowshares and a cultivator on it and had grown rahter morbid about the rock.
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Slave to His Destiny, A  (by: Adam Khan)
One morning a sixteen-year-old boy was kidnapped from his house by a band of knife-wielding thugs and taken to another country, there to be sold as a slave. The year was 401 AD.
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Spirit  (by: John R.Ware)
There were two men both whom decided to get a horse. One man found a red Rhone with much spirit. The other chose one more docile. They would go riding together every day.
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