A Quote by Ralph Marston on action, challenge, needs, obstacles, and thinking

There are very real obstacles and challenges to any course of action. And there's no need to add to them, by making up obstacles of your own. Unchain yourself from the bondage of your own thinking.

Ralph Marston

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A Quote by Rachel Louise Carson on challenge and nature

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery - not over nature but of ourselves.

Rachel Carson (1907 - 1964)

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A Quote by R. M. Dawes on accuracy, challenge, graduation, hope, imagination, life, schools, success, and uncertainty

Imagine a life without uncertainty... Imagine how dull life would be if variables assessed for admission to a professional school, graduate program, or executive training program really did predict with great accuracy who would succeed and who would fall. Life would be intolerable - no hope, no challenge

R. M. Dawes

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A Quote by Price Pritchett, Ph.D. on challenge, choice, ethics, good, imperfection, life, names, pain, problems, struggle, trying, work, and world

We all faced painful ethical challenges before we even knew how to spell our names. There were tough choices. Tradeoffs. Confusing signals regarding how to live one's life. And here we are now, today, still struggling. Still trying to sort things out. Still trying to work our way through life effectively. About the only thing that has changed is the scope of the problem. There's more at stake now. And we're in a position, as grownups, to do a lot more-good or bad-for ourselves, our organization, our world. But we still must wrestle with our imperfect ethics.

Price Pritchett

Source: The Ethics of Excellence

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A Quote by O. Leslie Stone on challenge, children, direction, duty, fatherhood, knowledge, life, motherhood, needs, parenthood, persuasion, thinking, understanding, and youth

Today our youth are faced with tremendous challenges-and what do they need most? They need sound knowledge, sensible understanding, a guiding hand. They need real homes that are maintained in a clean and orderly manner. They need fathers who are really fathers and mothers who are mothers in the true sense of the word. They need more than mere progenitors or landlords. They are in need of loving, understanding parents, who give fatherly and motherly care, who put their families first in their lives, and who consider it their fundamental and most important duty to save their children, to so orient them and their thinking that they will not be swayed by every wind of persuasion which happens to blow in their direction.

O. Leslie Stone (1903 - 1986)

Source: Ensign, November 1976, p. 61.

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A Quote by Nelson Algren on challenge, conscience, humanity, and literature

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.

Nelson Algren (1909 - 1981)

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A Quote by Neale Donald Walsch on business, challenge, circumstances, experience, life, opportunity, and time

You do not choose the life you will experience ahead of time. You may select the persons, places and events - the conditions and circumstances, the challenges, the opportunities and options - with which to create experiences. What you create with these is your business.

Neale Donald Walsch

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on challenge, choice, clarity, commitment, economics, goals, honesty, ideas, management, time, trouble, words, and writing

Time Management Tips: One can make a radar-like sweep of the horizon to identify time and task challenges while these are still manageable and while we still have a choice. The organizational adage, "the more parts, the more trouble," also applies to words. Multiplying words may actually multiply the probability of being misunderstood; economies in expression (without being taciturn or aloof) not only save time, but usually are more honest and more clear. Regarding writing down thoughts and ideas: often we never recover what came to us once and went unused. What is the wisest use I can make of this sliver of time? Commit rather explicitly to goals.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part,, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on adversity, challenge, and tragedy

The great challenge is to refuse to let the bad things that happen to us do bad things to us. That is the crucial difference between adversity and tragedy.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Ensign, November 1982, p. 67. © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on challenge, clarity, delay, facts, feeling, helpful, problems, thought, and time

Helpful Communications Shortcuts: A. Asking the other person who is sorting out his alternatives what his recommendation is at that time, leaving him free to either describe and defend his viewpoint or back away from it. Getting "fact and feeling" out on the table can save time-consuming preliminaries. B. Observing, to the other person, that while his recommendation is clear, his careful thought that produced the proposal must also have raised some concerns and, therefore, "What are the concerns he has or the defects in the proposal?" This can also give an indication of the objectivity and thoroughness with which the other person has approached the challenge. C. Asking courteously, when needed, for clarification if it seems that the real problem is being circumvented with unnecessary delay.

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: The Smallest Part, p. 50., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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