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dennis

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Reply #15 on: April 02, 2012, 12:17:02 AM
 :urwelcome:
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #16 on: April 05, 2012, 03:04:53 PM
Everyone has choice ... even if you decide not to decide, you still have made a choice.    :whistle:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #17 on: January 08, 2013, 03:07:01 PM
Wise words, nice to read. So true about the order in your life and the idleness.

Some years ago I practiced  the sport of Taekwondo. My trainer used to say:

When you are really tired of kicking the sandbag, or making push-ups or jumping just say to yourself: I am going to do one more!
Even if you are exhausted, take a breath, wait a second and make one more. That one is the one which will make you better.   :fight:

Never give up!   8)
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dennis

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Reply #18 on: January 08, 2013, 06:24:34 PM
 ;) No matter how many times you fall down, the very last act should always be the "getting up"
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #19 on: January 09, 2013, 08:21:07 AM
 :thankyou:  Dennis for a wonderfully written article and so true in every respect.  Thank you for passing down your wisdom to us.  I so enjoy reading it all and if I may suggest, you should write a book about your life for the little snippets of your life experiences in some of your posts made for such interesting reading.  Patricia 
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Reply #20 on: January 09, 2013, 09:22:43 AM
Inspiring Dennis! Thanks for sharing it with us.   :hug:
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Reply #21 on: January 09, 2013, 11:38:54 AM
Patricia, this was mentioned some time ago on the forum by someone and while away on holiday up north I took some time and actually put fingers to keyboard and made a mind map (very large one :2funny: ) of my life. Every now and them I remember something and add it to the map. This will be the backbone to the book.


The only problem is that with almost 80 years behind me the book will be 1000,s pages long - I've had a full and very exciting life :eek: and it is just going on and on and on and .......... :yippee:
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #22 on: January 09, 2013, 12:52:48 PM
Let me know when you get to the part about all us lot! Now that should make some interesting reading!  :heeha:
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Cheers, Val

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Reply #23 on: January 09, 2013, 03:56:52 PM
I'd love to read a book about your interesting life, Dennis  :clap:  Maybe you could do a book for each decade, and then you could say "to be continued...", and we' d all be on pins and needles waiting for the next book to come out! :yippee:
-Pat

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Reply #24 on: January 09, 2013, 05:09:40 PM
Dennis, All the more interesting to read and learn from you.  Remember, age is just a number and the wealth of knowledge and experience you have to impart can only enrich those who read it.  Patricia
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Reply #25 on: January 09, 2013, 05:35:09 PM
Dennis, I don't have an orderly studio...mainly because I don't have a studio.  I have bits and pieces of art materials in at least three rooms in my house.  One is the smallest of the spare bedrooms.  The closet has framing materials, canvases, boards, etc.  The furniture drawers are filled with those "started but not finished" paintings, cello bags, small frames, extra paints, burshes and the like.  The walls are support for other frames, easels unframed art, etc.  The closest the breakfast nook comes to "breakfast", is  a couple of still life paintings of fruit... then there's an easel and my watercolor paints and a painting I've begun.  In my bedroom I have an 8 ft. table for drawing and oil painting.  I am waiting for my husband to begin work on my actual studio that I've convinced him that I so desperately need.  Then I can have all my materials together neatly organized and designed to be so efficient.  I keep thinking that I will be able to paint much better; but I know that it's just wishful thinking on my part.  If he does complete this for me, I know it will be much easier; but I also know that what you have said in this article is actually the key for success.  I plan to print this, frame it and hang it in that studio some day... but until then, I'll just print it and, with a magnet, secure it to the front of my refrigerator and be reminded every day that I can't give up.
I am so glad I found this site, and even more glad to have met you.  I hope you don't give up on that book. 
Thank you!
Dianne

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the things you look at change."
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Reply #26 on: January 09, 2013, 05:46:19 PM
 :2funny: :2funny: :2funny: With all that around, and I was you husband, I would build that studio in double quick time.  :clap: :clap: Thanks for sharing  O0

Not giving up on the book - will just take time - actually, just before your post came through, I had just printed out the full mind map (8 pages - first draft) as it stands at the moment and I haven't even written a single word yet  :heeha:
You are what you THINK about - Napoleon Hill


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Reply #27 on: January 09, 2013, 06:54:44 PM
It's really not as bad as I made it sound, Dennis.. I do have a very clean and for the most part uncluttered home... But I did relay your remarks to my husband with hopes he'll be encouraged to get right on that studio!!
Dianne

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the things you look at change."
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