Obstacles Are What You See

Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

Vince Lombardi, long-time coach of the Green Bay Packers

Vince Lombardi

By the way, this quote has been endlessly posted on the Internet as being accredited to me, Jeneane Behme. I did not say this great quote! But I believe what happened is that I had submitted this back in the late 1980’s or in the 1990’s as a favorite quote of mine, and I also accredited Vince Lombardi to the quote, to a magazine, “Reminisce”, who then printed it with just my name below it – as if I had been the one to have originally said it or wrote it. Then it got picked up from there and as we all well know, once something is erroneously posted on the Internet, it is very, very difficult to have it corrected. So please, to Mr. Lombardi’s family and friends, please accept my humble apologies.

About jeneanecommonplacebook

What Is a Commonplace Book? A commonplace book is someone’s personal collection of quotes, witticisms, observances, poems, and even graffiti that have inspired them, made them laugh or touched them in some way. Many famous people throughout history have had commonplace books, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Milton, Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, and the scientist, Carl Linnaeus. I began my commonplace books while I was in junior high school in the early 1970’s and so I have almost 50 years of quotes about such a wide variety of topics told in ways more eloquent, wise or humorous than anything I could ever come up with. And it’s wonderful that in this type of blog, I can also include some of my favorite artists and their artwork as well. I'm almost 60 years old with a daughter, 3 granddaughters, and a kitty-cat. I live in beautiful Bay City, MI. I have 2 associate degrees with additional college credits and hopefully I will be able to complete my goal of obtaining my Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. (Life keeps getting in the way). I enjoy literature, horse racing, baseball, NFL football, The Olympics, astronomy, history (particularly Irish), art, old movies, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Unit One, science, The Beatles, Frank Sinatra, U2, The Doors, oh and so much more! I have very eclectic and prolific interests. If you would like to check out my personal writings, please go to jeneanebehmeswritings.wordpress.com
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