From James E. Faust

Originally posted on the AmazingThoughtz blog 12/20/2019

“A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.”

~ James E. Faust

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Photo: Keeper of Beauty © 2019 Don West, Jr.

Location: Hallway of the Iberostar Grand Bávato Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
📸 Settings: 1.78mm | 1/25 sec | f/1.9 | ISO 200

#hallway #IberostarGrandBávaro #shotsbydubbs #photography #travelphotography #traveljunkie #travelenthusiast #dubbswanders #puntacana #playabavaro

From Charlotte Joko Beck

Originally posted on the AmazingThoughtz Blog 12/19/2019

“Life always gives us
exactly the teacher we need
at every moment.
This includes every mosquito,
every misfortune,
every red light,
every traffic jam,
every obnoxious supervisor (or employee),
every illness, every loss, every moment of joy or depression, every addiction, every piece of garbage, every breath. every moment is the guru.”

– Charlotte Joko Beck

#quote #everymomentistheguru #people #humannature #humans #wellbeing #teacher #life #observations #mindfulness #mind #mentalhealth #AmazingThoughtz #AmazingPath

Photo: Pool of Tranquility © 2016 Don West, Jr.


Location: Somewhere along the Highway to Hana, Maui, Hawaii
📸 Settings: 4.13mm | 1/70 sec | f/2.2 | ISO 50

#relaxation #waterfall
#shotsbydubbs #photography #travelphotography
#highwaytohana #naturalpool #trees #plants #green #pacificocean #pacificislands #maui #hawaii #dubbswanders

Excellence by: Aristotle


“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.”

~ Aristotle

#quote #aristotle #excellence #training #habit #habituation #virtue #habits #actingrightly #amazingthoughtz #amazingpath #highperformancehabits #brendonburchard

“Luck” From Branch Rickey

My dad, (Sr.), shared this quote with me today via: Motivational Speaker George Torok.  Here is our adaptation of the quote to make it a part of our #AmazingThoughtz #AmazingPath quotation series…

The quotation is taken from an interview in the Sporting News on February 21, 1946, with Branch Rickey, then the President and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers famous for breaking MLB baseball’s color barrier renowned as the bold executive who signed Jackie Robinson to play for the Dodgers minor league affiliate a year earlier in 1945.

Jackie Robison (left) signs his contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1945 as team president and general manager Branch Rickey (right) looks on.

In his 1946 Sporting News interview, Rickey shared these wise words, 

“Things worthwhile generally don’t just happen. Luck is a fact, but should not be a factor. Good luck is what is left over after intelligence and effort have combined at their best. Negligence or indifference are usually reviewed from an unlucky seat. The law of cause and effect and causality both work the same with inexorable exactitudes. Luck is the residue of design.”

~ Branch Rickey

Here is my personal favorite take on this gem, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”

~ dlw, jr.