Illustrations about advice
Austin enjoyed the time he spent with his grandfather, a tough old cowboy everyone knew as “Curly.” The hardened rancher showed his grandson how to ride, shoot, and mend fences. Along the way, Curly even shared little pieces of advice with Austin.
Wade was a young man who worked diligently at his job delivering newspapers. His daily route took him to some of the elite neighborhoods in his community, and he soon befriended Mr. Chiles, a wealthy man who owned a massive estate at the end of Lakeview Drive.
In early January of 2016, the city of Perth in Western Australia hosted the annual Hopman Cup which lured some of the world’s most elite tennis players Down Under to try and capture their first tournament win of the new year.
Little did the spectators know they would see something about as rare as a Grand Slam.
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When Jon Smalldridge went to bed on Saturday night, October 25, 2003, he was aware of the wildfires burning 15 miles away in San Diego. However, he wasn’t aware the fires could spread so quickly. When the flames and smoke woke him just a few hours later, he knew he had to move quickly to survive.
Sadly, many others didn’t quite see the urgency.
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Unfortunately, many people’s talk is cheap. They say one thing and then do another which makes their promises as empty as their integrity. If the commitments they’ve made might end up costing them something, they break them without any reservation.
But when Michael Jordan gave his word, he kept it…even if it could cost him millions.
Sarah Winchester was a wealthy woman because she married William Winchester, the maker of the “gun that won the West.” Sadly, both her husband and young daughter died in quick succession, and Sarah was told that the souls of murdered people were responsible for her loss.
But that’s not even the weird part….
Brian Dyson knows success. As the former CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, his work impacted the lives of billions of soda drinkers around the world. Recognizing his authority and influence, Georgia Tech invited him to deliver the commencement address at their university in 1996.
But what he said about success was different than what most expected.
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Hoping is risky business…just ask anyone who’s ever done it. That’s because, in life, we speak of hope getting “dashed,” “crushed,” and even “lost.” In those painful moments, we must decide if we’ll ever hope again, and if so, in what or who.
That was the exact decision one particular AIDS patient faced years ago….