How Great Books, Great People, Great Quotes Puts Greatness at Your Fingertips



“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Greatness inspires.

Some people are great at life.

A key to success in this life is your ability to learn and apply stories, strategies, and skills.

I draw from great books, great people, and great quotes to get more from life.

It’s a way to live the phrase:

“Stand on the shoulders of giants.”

Flipping through the wisdom of the ages and modern sages is a great way to find better ways for better days.

I know some folks that could really use a power up.

One of the best ways I know how is to build your own personal library of know how.

Cultivate your own garden of greatness by building your personal collections of great books, great people, and great quotes.

To help you get a lift off, you can start with my personal collections of Great Books, Great People, and Great Quotes.

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  1. The How-To’s list is a total kick ass!
    And I love the picture – “Shall we dance?” 🙂

  2. @ Alik — Thank you!

    I actually added that some people are great at life, because of the picture. It pops.

  3. Hey JD, thought I’d drop by and say hello.

    Your How To’s is quite a list; interesting and informative.

    Hope you have a great weekend and it was good to see you at my place.

  4. Hi J.D. you mention the idea of turning insights into action. AH HA, using the higher force of insight to reach out and help us improve our lives – NICE! In order to have an insight, we must drop a mental wall. That, right there, is a reason to celebrate … and a great way to celebrate is to honor the insight by acting as though it is so in our lives. When we learn to relax with an insight, the insight flows through us into demonstration with its full resources. It took me a while to get that. I feel certain you already know that, and are pointing it out in your own unique fashion. blessings

  5. @ Bill — Thank you. I have along way to go, the journey has just begun.

    Happy Fourth!

    @ Rob — The beauty of flowing with insight, is that it’s like dancing with the beginner’s mind, but with wisdom beyond our years. And the more it flows, the more we grow … and flourish.

  6. Hi JD .. thanks for the tour across your tabs .. and showing us where to find your various resources .. and the picture speaks volumes ..

    Cheers – Happy 4th July .. Hilary

  7. JD, I firmly believe that we are all born with brilliance within us waiting to merely be realised and activated. When more of us become aware and accept this then greatness will be as widespread as illness. Every soul on Earth is great in their own natural way. It’s the law of life.

  8. @ Farouk — There is something powerful about starting the day off right. It’s a great way to build momentum.

    @ Hilary — I wanted to make it super easy to flip through inspiring insights and actionable know-how. It’s still in flux, but I think it’s easier to explore now.

    @ John — I’m a fan of activating the greatness, and cultivating your prowess. Skill + natural gifts + action are a powerful triad and force-multipliers.

  9. Yes, that picture does indeed totally pop! It certainly caught my attention and made me want to read the rest. Thanks for the helpful lists and references. A treasure trove!

  10. @ Galen — I think it’s great when people figure out how to make life a dance. Thank you for your kind words.

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