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When You’re Feeling Like a Failure…


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I’ve read (and loved!) this quote but when I found the video of the man actually saying it, I wanted to share it as a post.

and I like this one, too:

I hope his words inspire my kids (and not just when they play basketball).

When you’re feeling down, just remember that sometimes you need to fail in order to succeed. When you screw up or even just stumble a bit, you need to pick yourself up, put yourself back out there and keep trying. Our mistakes help us learn and make us grow. Or, more accurately, it’s the lessons from the mistakes.

I think we need to keep learning and growing all our lives. And hey, if that’s true, the sooner we stop beating ourselves up for mistakes we’ve made and view them as opportunities to learn the better off we’ll be.

Oh, and just in case you don’t know the guy, watch this to see some of his fantastic dunks:

and if you want to see just a little bit more:

Yeah…I miss seeing him play.



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BMG’s Collection of Great Quotes of the Day

 Here are some of my favorites from the Quotes of the Day:

“Be kind. Work hard. Follow your instincts and listen to your inner voice.”

-Eric Carle


“It’s a choice you can make: to have joy, to find joy and to spread joy.”  

-Natalie Portman


“BlackBerrys and e-mail aren’t inerently bad.  It’s just like medicine: it’s the dose that makes the poison.”

– Timothy Ferriss 


 “Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.”

-C.G. Jung


“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.”

-Martha Graham


“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast–you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.”

-Eddie Cantor


“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

-Joseph Chilton Pearce


“We turn outward, attracted by the beauty we see in created things without realizing that they are only a reflection of the real beauty. And the real beauty is within us.”    

-Ernesto Cardenal


“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.”

-Henry David Thoreau


“Nobody sees a flower–really–it is so small it takes time–we haven’t time–and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.”

-Georgia O’Keefe

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