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Personal Development Blog by Sam Lloyd | The Sam Effect

Inspiring Quotes

For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer." … finish reading

I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. (source video) … finish reading

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