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November 27, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

I must not fear.

Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.

I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.

Only I will remain.


Frank Herbert

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November 22, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

"The pain that you hold is yours. There is not a single pain quite like it. Nobody else on God’s green earth can feel this pain, or have the indescribable feeling of pride you will have when you overcome it. This pain is not your curse; this pain is your privilege."

― Arnold Schwarzenegger

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November 21, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

A man cannot be a victim unless he allows it to happen. It doesn’t matter if you’re physically or emotionally oppressed. It doesn’t matter if you’re unjustly imprisoned. It doesn’t matter if you’re a slave.

A man cannot be a victim unless he allows it to happen.

Thus, we always hold the power, whether we know it or not.

What’s sad is that many of those walking around aimlessly and uselessly in our society, who are in far better conditions than those I’ve already mentioned, feel as though they’re victims, and so they are.

And a life of victimhood is no life to live.

Your entire existence becomes about you, and nothing else. It’s all about your problems, your uphill battle, your pain and suffrage.

And it’s all based on a lie, a myth that you have no control when in every instance of life you have some form of control over something, and those who choose to see that control and use it live. Those who ignore the control they have over their emotions, thoughts, decisions, merely begin to await death, serving no purpose to anyone, themselves included.

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Where this is more apparent and frequent than ever is in the coming generations, those who feel as though they’re entitled to certain things without having to earn them.

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November 20, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

Out of the night that covers me, 

      Black as the pit from pole to pole, 

I thank whatever gods may be 

      For my unconquerable soul. 

In the fell clutch of circumstance 

      I have not winced nor cried aloud. 

Under the bludgeonings of chance 

      My head is bloody, but unbowed. 

Beyond this place of wrath and tears 

      Looms but the Horror of the shade, 

And yet the menace of the years 

      Finds and shall find me unafraid. 

It matters not how strait the gate, 

      How charged with punishments the scroll, 

I am the master of my fate, 

      I am the captain of my soul. 


-William Ernest Henley

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November 17, 2017 | 1 Comment » | Topics: Man-Up |

Imagine getting through your busy day without hands or legs. Picture your life without the ability to walk, care for your basic needs, or even embrace those you love. Meet Nicholas Vujicic . Without any medical explanation or warning, Nick was born in 1982 in Melbourne, Australia, without arms and legs. Three sonograms failed to reveal complications. And yet, the Vujicic family was destined to cope with both the challenge and blessing of raising a son who refused to allow his physical condition to limit his lifestyle.


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November 16, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

72-year-old dad graduated college with honors last weekend (A.S. Environmental Horticulture and Design) He is a vietnam era veteran and a first generation college graduate.

“You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.”

― C.S. Lewis 

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November 15, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

“Your life is your life. Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. Be on the watch. There are ways out. There is light somewhere. It may not be much light but it beats the darkness. Be on the watch. The gods will offer you chances. Know them. Take them. You can’t beat death but you can beat death in life, sometimes. And the more often you learn to do it, the more light there will be. Your life is your life. Know it while you have it. You are marvelous. The gods wait to delight in you.”

Charles Bukowski

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November 14, 2017 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up |

“A man must know his destiny… if he does not recognize it, then he is lost. By this I mean, once, twice, or at the very most, three times, fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder… if he has the imagination, he will turn around and fate will point out to him what fork in the road he should take, if he has the guts, he will take it.”

― George S. Patton Jr.

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