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Great minds have purposes; others have wishes. – Washington Irving

What does that mean?
This is another Twitter-friendly quote. A slightly longer version of the quote goes like this: “Great minds have purpose, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.

This quote is reminding us that our expectations are a big part of our results. If we just wish for things, but something challenging is in the way, it’s not going to happen. After all, it’s only a wish, only a dream. If it doesn’t happen, well that’s OK too, I guess.

You’ve known people like that. They don’t get much of what they want, do they? You’ve probably also known some of the other type of people. Those who have a purpose in mind, and are willing to work around, over, under, or through any obstacle in…

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