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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 15th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“For some people, the only basis for their identity is fear. They are not sure what they are afraid of, but they know something is stalking them…getting closer…and closer. With the combination of the media bringing every horrible story right … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Your voice is an incredible instrument unique unto you. The words you speak can be either saviors or swords, bridges or barriers. They can build someone up or break them down. They can inspire or inflame. They can create hope … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Holding on to pain will cost you big time. To err is human…to forgive is absolutely necessary if you want to live an uncommon life. There is a big payoff in being “the victim.” People pay attention to you, but … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The next time you feel the need to start blaming someone else for whatever experiences you might be experiencing, give your median fibrous septum (the divider that runs down the center of your tongue) a nice, firm clamp. After you … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“While it’s true that you have only one chance to make a first impression, it’s also true that you will spend a lifetime in relationships with all kinds of people, and the one thing that will keep them coming back … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Because we are creatures of habit and don’t like to break from the routine (even that which isn’t very good for us), find simple ways to change the way you see things. Drive a different way to work. Park in … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Remember the words to this Tom Petty song: “Well, I know what’s right. I got just one life in a world that keeps on pushing me around, but I’ll stand my ground…and I won’t back down.” That’s character. More than … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 28th, 2016 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Just because some area of your life is out of balance now does not mean that it cannot lead to success. Taking a fall doesn’t mean you can’t get up and try again. People told Roger Bannister that it was … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“When I walked to Chicago in 1996, my companions and I stopped at a small cemetery near Brookside, Wisconsin. Wandering through the rows of headstones – some dating back 150 years, some only weeks old – was a very humbling … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Here is a great way to keep your perspective, focus, and priorities in order. Buy a good-sized hourglass and keep it where you can see it. Give it a tip, and in 60 seconds the sand will have drained from … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Getting to the truth of why we do what we do, live the way we live, think the way we think, and believe what we believe should be a top priority. The “penalty” for doing what you have always done … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The average life expectancy in America is just about 77 years, give or take a few. That’s just over 28,000 days to figure out why you are here, what you are going to do about it, and how you want … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 29th, 2015 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Author Terry Real once said, “We always marry our unfinished business,” and the same holds true for other partnerships. Just as partners can bring tremendous talent, connections, and value to the dance, they also bring along their baggage, like it … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, December 25th, 2014 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“There is no guarantee that you are going to be here tomorrow, much less next week or next year. If you don’t give 100 percent of your effort and focus to your life, what is the point of being here? … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Most of us have fallen into the trap of living backwards. The common life is defined as one that goes like this: Have it – do it – be it. In other words, the things you “have” define what you … Continue reading

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