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The Desire to Achieve…My Thought for the Day…May 22, 2019


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May 22, 2019

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others”
Ayn Rand

The Desire to Achieve

Interesting quote today.  I am never quite sure what makes me pick a particular quote.  I search for quotes and grab the ones that strike a chord in me.  Then I create the graphic.  Most often, not really knowing what it is I am going to write about.

So, I am not even sure what this quote means, I do know I like it for whatever reason.  I have never been much of a competitive person, I am more the cheerleader type, cheering all on to win or achieve their goals.  I have never taken pleasure in ‘beating’ others or broadcasting the fact that I won.

Does this mean I am a creative person?  Does it mean creative versus destructive?  Is the desire to beat others an ultimately destructive desire?

What does it mean to you?  I’d really like to know!

My Thought for the Day…March 16, 2019

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”

-Ayn Rand

Don’t ask for permission, if necessary, ask for forgiveness later.

Be unstoppable.