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Family and Friends

Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening…depending on when you are reading this.

As I write this post I am sitting on the train commuting into work Do you ever look at all the faces around you and wonder at the many stories to be told.

Anyway I am getting sidetracked. Today we are going to take a brief look into the next ingredient of the secret sauce to graduating college. Putting Family & Friends First.



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Welcome back! Or welcome for the first time if this is your first visit to Success Unexpected. We are glad you dropped by.

The phrase Success Unexpected comes from Thoreaus’ quote:

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

I love a good quote. If you do too and if you are a college student, know a college student, or have a child in college you should most definitely check out this web site.

Avenue to Success Quotes sends daily inspirational, thought provoking, or motivational quotes “specifically selected to help keep [college students] focused on achieving their goals in life”. Chosen with great care the quotes are a great source of inspiration. And as you might know from reading this blog only about 50% of college students graduate. So inspiration is needed by the bucket full.

The service does come with a price tag. But the wonderful thing is a “majority of the subscription costs go directly to the school”. You can even nominate your Alma Mater to receive a donation. I love this idea. Tom Huchko provides a service that both inspires college students and gives financial support to some of our most cherished institutions. So if you love education and want to support not only college students but colleges themselves then make sure to visit Avenue to Success Quotes.

p.s. I  have no affiliation with Avenue Success Quotes or its owner.

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Marcus Tullius Cicero 106-43 B.C. Cicero, one of ancient Rome’s greatest philosophers, once said that good men are always happy. This blog is dedicated to the ideal of good. Or in another word Happiness.

I have become convinced that one cannot “choose” to be happy. Happiness rather is a bi-product of our daily actions and decisions. We are happy when we are, in the words of Cicero, good.

So what is good? Great question, I am glad I asked.


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Thinking Man
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Can you believe it? Already the end of the second week of this new year. So let’s do a quick check-in to see how I am doin’ on My Direction. (more…)

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