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Empowered to "walk" and excel

Welcome again to 2013...

I really enjoy reading what others - especially those who have excelled - have said.

I pray these words (mainly from women) empower you to " rise up, walk" and excel this year.Here are 7 quotes that caught my attention (comments in purple font, mine): I do not wish [women] to have power over men; but over themselves.                          
~ Mary Wollstonecraft If you don’t like being a doormat then get off the floor. ~ Al-Anon One thing that gets to me about us women is that some of us believe that we are, and behave like, victims. I believe that some of us actually behave like "doormats" and so we're treated as such. The fact of life is that - it's all up to you, so get up.  Some of us spend more time talking, or even complaining, about what we need to do to get ahead in life. Much talk and no "walk" is of little to no value... The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your co…

Are you ready for success?

Last year, I watched part of the 2012 Oscars Academy Award ceremony. It was interesting that most of the Oscar winners had prepared their acceptance speeches which means that as nominees they had each come ready for success and that struck me. Beside the fact that it was a great example of "thinking before you speak" especially in public, it reflected a level of optimism on their part. Optimism is a great virtue to have because:

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ~Helen Keller
“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” ~ Nicholas Murray Butler
Now this is not to say that achieving your dreams/heart desires will be easy but it can be eased by your perspective. Are you an optimist - ready and working for success or a pessimist - working for survival? I like the way 2 prominent men defined both perspectives:

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opp…