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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, September 9th, 2009 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The only person you are in competition with is yourself. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to first realize that even if you win the rat race…you’re still a rat! Even if you think you have it … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The world fell in love with an alien in the movie, E.T. The little frog-looking character “turned on his heart light” and promised Elliot that “I will always be there” as he touched his chest, while the organ inside glowed … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Here’s the deal: Resisting the inevitable is an exercise in futility. The process of transformation excludes no one. The only question is: How hard will you fight the changes that are manifesting in your life? What will it take you … 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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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The truth is that a lot of us are living hollow lives. We claim to have great faith, and yet when it comes to really living it, we often choose to accept the view of the world the media presents … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 18th, 2008 by John. St.Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Literally, when was the last time you had some dirt under your fingernails? For most of us, the ground on which we walk is something to fertilize, plow, or shovel. Just beneath the first couple layers of grass, rock, and … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“There isn’t a plant on Earth that can survive without taking in water in through its root system. Over millions of years, every type of grounded growing thing, from lichen to cactus to the mighty oak, has nourished itself from … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“It’s been my experience that people who love being alive differ from those who think that somehow life is a burden because of one main ingredient – purpose. People who know why they are here like being here. People who … Continue reading

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