Eagle Peak – January 25.2011

– by: RD Clyde Eagle Peak Behind the city of Colorado Springs, at the back of the U.S. Air Force Academy stands a mountain called Eagle Peak which is popular among local hikers, and Scouts in particular. From it’s summit you can peer into the depths of the Rocky Mountains on one side or overlook the…

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Sharpening The Axe – January 24.2011

Sharpening The Axe Two lumberjacks were in a tree-cutting contest. Both were strong and determined, hoping to win the prize. But one was hardworking and ambitious, chopping down every tree in his path at the fastest pace possible, while the other appeared to be a little more laid back, methodically felling trees and pacing himself…

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A Winning Team – January 19.2011

A Winning Team Lee Iacocca once asked legendary football coach Vince Lombardi what it took to make a winning team. The book entitled Iacocca records Lombardi’s answer. There are a lot of coaches with good ball clubs who know the fundamentals and have plenty of discipline but still don’t win the game. Then you come…

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14 Ways To Be A Champion In The Coming Year – January 14.2011

14 Ways To Be A Champion In The Coming Year 1. Compliment three people everyday. 2. Watch a sunrise at least once a year. 3. Be the first to say hell 4. Live beneath your means 5. Treat everyone like you would want to be treated. 6. Never give up on anybody; miracles happen! 7…

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What Are You Dreaming About? – January 12.2011

WHAT ARE YOU DREAMING ABOUT? The agricultural school dean was interviewing a freshman. “Why have you chosen this career?” he asked. “I dream of making a million dollars in farming, like my father,” replied the freshman. The dean was impressed. “Your father made a million dollars in farming?” “No,” the student said. “But he always…

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Take Pleasure In Your Efforts – January 11.2011

Are you patting yourself on the back enough? Chances are if you’re moving too hastily towards your intended goals you’re not taking ample time to enjoy your accomplishments. And doing so has so many benefits that it’s something we should definitely develop the habit of doing more of. But make no mistake, the decision to…

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I Knew You’d Come – January 7.2011

Horror gripped the heart of the World War I soldier as he saw his lifelong friend fall in battle. Caught in a trench with continuous gunfire whizzing over his head, the soldier asked his lieutenant if he might go out into the “No Man’s Land” between the trenches to bring his fallen comrade back. “You…

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It’s Your Choice – January 6.2011

One man tells of driving a long and lonely road, the last 65 miles of it unpaved, in order to watch Hopi Indian ceremonial dances in the state of Arizona. After the dances, he returned to his car only to find that it had a flat tire. He put on the spare and drove to…

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Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Out In The Real World – January 4.2011

Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Out in The Real World Any and all compliments can be handled by simply saying “Thank you” though it helps if you say it with a Southern accent. When baking, follow directions. When cooking, go by your own taste. Never continue dating anyone who is rude to…

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Slow and Steady – January 3.2011

Once upon a time a tortoise and a hare had an argument about who was faster. They decided to settle the argument with a race. The tortoise and hare both agreed on a route and started off the race. The hare shot ahead and ran briskly for some time. Then seeing that he was far…

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