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Hewwo Sorry about VERY late reply, but thankyou for these quotes

I shall contribute. Can't remember who wrote this...

"Your religion should be less of a theory, and more of a love affair."

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― Jim Rohn

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“Don't ever give up.
Don't ever give in.
Don't ever stop trying.
Don't ever sell out.
And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment,
pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.
But never, ever, ever give up.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich

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“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” – Japanese Proverb

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Shield of Paper - Compensating For Weaknesses
Finn C. M. Beauchamp
Wed 11 Dec 13
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All of us have weaknesses, be they mental or physical or both. In the martial arts world, these can originate from styles or weak points on the body. In life, this can be a tendency to spend or eat several bars of chocolate a week.

Of course, these weaknesses can be compensated for. I will begin with the most famous martial artist with a few of these weaknesses in his mind and body. Bruce Lee.

On the physical side, he was severely shortsighted, and one leg was shorter than the other. He did, however, compensate. His offensive defense(hitting them when they try to hit you) was because he could not see fists coming to block them, but he could see bodies, and struck at those.

His Southpaw stance was used to compensate for his short leg, as relying 80% on your right hand and foot doesn't put a lot of pressure on the left hand and shorter left foot. This turned him into a unique opponent.

On the mental side, he was overconfident yet paranoid. He used both as a weapon. He used paranoia in self-defense - Awareness, the ultimate state of mind. Never being, or never seeming to be surprised made him almost psychic.

Which brings us to his second weakness - his overconfidence. He used this to appear more imposing than he was. He was five foot nine, was fragile, and had long lanky limbs. But you could be six foot five and ripped, but if you are not confident... people will still pick on you.

Therefore, some weaknesses are made to be used as weapons, while some are made to be compensated for. My weakness; I absolutely HATE being on my back. Therefore, I must compensate. My compensation; never get on the ground.

Therefore, check your weakness. Make a mental list. Think carefully. Can you use it to your advantage? Can you compensate? Usually, you can. 

So, let your ricepaper armor become like steel! Let your shield of wool become bronze! Your sword of grass become steel!

Remember... my advice is not meant to be taken as scripture. It is simply a guideline.

Soft as silk, strong as stone.

Peace be with you.

It's true!

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