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When I was in sales, I used to listen to endless tapes and CDs from the greats like Zig Ziglar, Earl Nightingale, Tom Hopkins, Tony Robinson, Brian Tracy, and others.

A story comes to mind about writing, that I always thought was both funny and insightful:

A Writing and Composition student handed in his term paper to his professor. The next day he got it back. On top of the page the professor wrote, "You can do better than this."

So, the student poured over the term paper, making corrections and re-wording things. He then turned it back in. Again, the teacher returned it the next day, with the words across the top, "You can do better than this."

The student was furious, but took it home and continued to tweak, correct, re-word, etc. The next day the student hands it to the professor and says, "Look, I'm frustrated. You keep handing it back, and I keep making it better, but I assure you this is the best I can do - right here."

The teacher calmly looked up at the student and replied, "Well then, I suppose it's time for me to actually read it." [:-eyebrow

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