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Thank you, Eleanor

I came across a quote of Eleanor Roosevelt’s today: “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

It spoke to the part of me that has always been afraid. A little research yielded a lot of discovery. This was a remarkably wise woman. If you’re hungry for food for thought, chew on one of these for a while.

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”

“You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude.”

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

“A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” I think I used this one in In Our Right Mind.

“There are no have-to’s, just choices.” Oooohhh …

“Do one thing each day that scares you.” Double oooohhh

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” Gotta smile at this one ;-).

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” One of the best summaries of emotional intelligence I’ve seen.

“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” A great coaching question.


Eleanor Roosevelt [1884-1962]