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Yay! Back to Work!


For those of us in The Great White North, we are back to work today after a three-day long weekend for Thanksgiving. In my alma mater, South Korea, they’re back to work after nine days off for their Thanksgiving. Looks like I chose poorly when it comes to Thanksgiving countries.

On this momentous occasion of returning to work, I thought I’d infuse some pep, maybe a little je ne sais quoi (ooh la la, say the ladies out there), into your morning. So instead of some stuffy Quote of the Day from a stupid book about stupid people who aren’t REAL! and don’t know what REAL LIFE! is like, I’ll refer to some people who may or may not have been in your kitchen…

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

“The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vince Lombardi

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray

“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair



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(Sports) Quotes of the Day

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In honour of today’s 51st Super Bowl, otherwise known as the “Li Bowl,” I thought I’d switch gears and list some memorable sports quotes from the past. Although they come from athletes and coaches in different sports, one common thread – the resounding message, really –  is this: never give up; never quit; play on until you fall over or else die.

On that note, I present 11 inspirational sports quotations.

“There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either IN or you’re OUT. There is no such thing as life in-between.” – Pat Riley

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey
“It ain’t over till it’s over.” – Yogi Berra
“You’re never a loser until you quit trying.” – Mike Ditka
“Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” – Jim Valvano
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky


“The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” – Wayne Gretzky

“Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.” – Dan Gable

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” Michael Jordan
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi

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