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Personal Development Blog by Sam Lloyd | The Sam Effect

Inspiring Quotes

The great arises out of small things that are honored and cared for. Everybody‚Äôs life really consists of small things. Greatness is a mental abstraction and a favorite fantasy of the ego. The paradox is that the foundation for greatness is the honoring of small things of the present moment instead … finish reading

I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, … finish reading

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