Excuse Me While I Step On Your Head!

“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

~ Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand (1905 – 1982), born Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum, is her pen name. She was born in Russia, lived through the Revolution of 1917 when her bourgeois family was harassed by the new Communist regime under Lenin. She graduated from the Petrograd State University in 1924, and got permission to visit family in Chicago in 1926. From there she found work in Hollywood writing screenplays and other jobs in the movie industry. She met her husband there and they were married in 1929. Her writing career began in America with her two most successful novels being, The Fountainhead (1943) and Atlas Shrugged (1957). She then turned to non-fiction to promote her philosophy and many of her ideas were at the foundation of Libertarianism. For Ayn Rand, the rights of the individual were supreme. Continue reading “Excuse Me While I Step On Your Head!”

Ignore The Others, Beat Yourself!

“I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.”

~ Ken Venturi

Ken Venturi (1931-2013) was a US pro golfer as well as a golf broadcaster. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall Of Fame the year he died. He was runner-up at the Masters Tournament three times – the first as an amateur! Continue reading “Ignore The Others, Beat Yourself!”

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