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Are You Quirky? Don’t Fight it. Flaunt it!

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According to the Cambridge online dictionary, the English definition of “quirk” noun [C] /kwɜrk/ › is an unusual habit or type of behavior, or something that is strange and unexpected:

a personality quirk

It’s just one of the quirks of living there.greekthingy

quirky /ˈkwɜr·ki/ adjective [-er/-est only]

› a quirky, offbeat sense of humor

According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary quirky <adjective › means different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion.

While there are many, many ordinary individuals on this planet there are quite a few with idiosyncrasies, and let’s just say these extraordinary individuals might be considered, well, peculiar. Google breaks down idiosyncrasy and its origin best: Early 17th century (originally in the sense ‘physical constitution peculiar to an individual’): from Greek idiosunkrasia, from idios ‘own, private’ + sun ‘with’ + krasis ‘mixture.’ Read the rest of this entry »

Failure vs. Success: The Thomas Edison Approach

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“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”  ~Thomas Edison

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Let’s cut to the chase here and make this simple and to the point. It is a lot easier to get discouraged then we think. People can discourage us on a regular basis, negative situations, obstacles, hardships, and challenges as well. Don’t let everyday frustrations get in the way of your vision for your life or what you are trying to accomplish. You are often so close to reaching your goal, when you decide it isn’t worth it anymore and you give up. The best way to demonstrate courage to those negative people in your life that give you such a hard time, is to prove them all wrong.