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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Judge yourself accurately first before you can do so to others

You are the greatest enemy to yourself.

Therefore, the ability to evaluate yourself and your performance objectively is critical to your relationships with others and it eventually has an enormous impact upon the level of success you achieve during your lifetime.

You cannot lie to yourself. You must honestly evaluate your strengths and weaknesses accurately, well before you can develop an effective plan to get you where you would like to be.
If you were an independent, dispassionate observer, what advice would you give to yourself to improve your skills, your work habits, your interaction with others, and your contribution to the organization?

In short, honesty about yourself is the very first step toward self-improvement. It is wise to note that self advancement cannot be built on bluff, fear, or flattery.

So, seek the counsel of men who will tell you the truth about yourself, even if it hurts you to hear it, if you are seriously wanted to bring the improvement you need. As such, honestly is the best policy.

Oh! Lord grant us grace throughout this day,
To walk the straight and narrow way,
To do whatever in Thy sight,
Is good and perfect, just and right,
For whatsoever changes come,
Do is right in Your sight.
Thank you, Lord.
Whatsoever changes come is for good.

On the contrary, people who think or make any real pretense of thinking, resent all forms of flattery. It is a real insult to their own intelligence, if they are wise to see.

In short, Romans 2:1 says it all.

If you judge someone else, you have no exeuse for it.When you judge another person, you are judging yourself. You do the same thing you blame others for doing.

Be caution what Romans 2:6 says

God "will give to each person in keeping with what he has done." (Psalm 62:12, Proverbs 24:12)

Trust God will reveal this wisdom to you.

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Willard Wigen

Hard to believe Talk about small....this is almost unbelievable!

Willard Wigen - Microscopic Art
Willard is a resident of Birmingham , England .The show is in Manchester . He has a learning disability (Dyslexia),but has talented hands.
He makes the sculptures out of
dust particles, sugar crystals, etc.Works only around midnight, and can only do some of the work between heart beats.

The Statue of Liberty in the eye of a needle

Elvis on a pin head

Boxing ring next to a match head

Girl with balloon is standing on an eye lashglued to the top of a needle.

Snow White &The 7 Dwarfs in the eye of a needle (Note the wicked witch on top)

Visitors view exhibits through a microscope

The Thinker on the head of a pin

Peter Pan &Tinkerbell etc. on a small fishhook

The royal court in the eye of a needle

Ten Empowerments

Recently I read the book "How to make the rest of your life, the best of your life", by Mark Victor Hansen & Art Linkletter.

I learnt about the ten empowerments, which I find it very convincing and noble principle to keep the elderly people from worrying about their financial security and dependency.

If you embrace the ten empowerments, listed below, you will find that you can make more money after "retirement," be healthier and more active, and be independent.

#1 You can defy the stereotypes of old age.

#2 You can determine your longevity.

#3 You can make new friends and create rich new relationships.

#4 You can be financially secure as long as you have.

#5 You can more fit than you were at thirty.

#6 You can keep your mind agile and sharp.

#7 You can make a positive difference in the world.

#8 You can discover and nurture your creativity.

#9 You can look forward, not back.

#10 You can create a life filled with new experiences, inspiration, and great achievements.

In short, stay active and doing something you like and making use your skills, experiences, knowledge and wisdom and continuously serving the society you belong to and leave a legacy behind.

Trust the above is useful and benefical to you. Have a blessed day,

Drink more water leading you to good health

Increase intake of water, not excessively, can actually reduce fat deposits because it helps the body to flush away undesirable toxins and fatty globules from the blood stream. It serves as a major aid to maintaining good digestion and elimination.

Therefore, it is advisable that a person should drink at least eight glasses of water every day on average. More precisely, take your weight and divide it in half. That's show how many ounces of water you need each day.

Water is the second to none choice of drink especially when you get past age sixty, because dehydration is one of the most common causes of hospitalization among this group of people.

Act now to build a path to good health.

Wish you a great success.

Friday, October 17, 2008


PEACE means:-

P - Put a smile always to everyone

E - Energy and patience is what it takes to get everyone together regardless of their status

A- All united into One

C- concern and care for others as for yourself

E- Equality amongst everyone

In order to have a peaceful and hormony world, the above elements must be always there, so to speak. Do what you preach.

May God gives you peace, wisdom and grace always,

Lord, grant us grace througout this day,
To walk straight and narrow way,
To do whatever in Thy sight,
Is good and perfect, just and right,
So, peace is evrywhere,

Nobel Peace Prize: The Laureates

The nobel Peace Prize is a lifetime achievement award the Laureates (the persons the Prize is bequeathed upon) receive in recognition for their efforts and works for resolving a conflict and creating peace, coupled with humanitarian issues and others!

So give them a great honor and remember these Laureates - For Life.

Amnesty International
The non-governmental organisation which draws its attention to human rights abuses and campaigns for compliances with international standards was awarded the 1977 Nobel Peace Prized for its campaign against torture.

Frederic Passy (MR.)
Hailing from France, he was the first Laureate to accept a Nobel Peace Prize in 1901 for being the founder and president of Societe d'arbitrage entre les Nations who was responsible for resolving the Luxembourg crisis in 1867.

Hendry Dunant (MR)
Founded the Red Cross Society in Geneva, and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.

Kofi Adnan (MR)
United Nations was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, and the representative was Kofi Annan from Ghana. This award was for their works and efforts for a better organised and peaceful world.

Martin Luther King Jr.
The very famous Dr. Martin from the United States was the receiver of the1964 award. The leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was a fierce campaigner for civil rights and will remain in history as one who changes the history of US and the world.

Mother Teresa (MS)
The profound humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980 for her 45 years of hard work ministering to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying. She won India's highest civilian honor, the Bharat Ratna in 1980

Nelson Mandela (MR)
Though once a prisoner himself, the South African was still acknowledged as a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1993) for his work for teh peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa.

Robert Cecil (MR)
In 1937, Englishman Robert Cecil was appointed as a Laureate,being the founder and president of the International Peace Campaign, a worldwisde peace movement that inspires other peace movements and created a chain reaction all around the globe.

Theodore Roosevelt (MR)
The president of the United States at that time was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his many nation-changing decisions towards peace, namely the peace treaty collaborations brokering the Traety of Postsmouth and ending the Russo-Japanese War.

Yasser Arafat (MR)
Yasser Arafat, together with two others, were the Laureates for 1944's Nobel Peace Prize. The Palestinian was awarded for his efforts to create peace in the Middle East.

Please note that the above listing shall be added from time to time.

Conviction is the key to success

No doubt commitment is the key to staying the course and completing the project. But conviction precedes commitment.

With conviction, you shall then develop your interest and finally you develop your passion because you don't consider as work, but hobby. Thereafter, you will not only enjoying your work because it gives you the satisfaction you wanted.

Conviction comes from knowledges, wisdoms and feeling that what you are doing is absolutely right. Naturally the person who is happy and enjoying in what he is doing and far more successful than people who do not have those conviction.

Every piece of your work shall then become masterpiece due to your passion and belief you have in it. Finally, you will reach the stage which you shall work wholeheartedly with your body, mind and soul.

Therefore, it is wisely to remember that one person with a conviction would be more than a hundred who only had interest. - Mary Crowley.

So buy the idea and develop those convictions now, and make that commitment. You shall be rest assured that success is yours.

By now, you should realise that conviction is the key to every success.

Wish you a great success,


Thursday, October 16, 2008


I thought of publish the little story below for the benefits of everyone.


I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
'Oh excuse me please' was my reply.
He said, 'Please excuse me too;
I wasn't watching for you.'

We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we treat our loved ones, young and old.

Later that day, cooking the evening meal, my son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
'Move out of the way,' I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn't realize how harshly I'd spoken.

While I lay awake in bed, God's still small voice came to me and said,
'While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor, you'll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.'

By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed; 'Wake up, little one, wake up,' I said.
'Are these the flowers you picked for me?'

He smiled, 'I found 'em, out by the tree.
I picked 'em because they're pretty like you.
I knew you'd like 'em, especially the blue.'

I said, 'Son, I'm very sorry for the way I acted today; I shouldn't have yelled at you that way.'

He said, 'Oh, Mom, that's okay. I love you anyway.'

I said, 'Son, I love you too, and I do like the flowers, especially the blue.'


Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than into our own family, an unwise investment indeed, don't you think?

So what is behind the story? Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

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Trust you find it wonderful.

Have a joyful day,



The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature. Then think LIFE IN THE 1500'STemperature isn't just how you like it, think about how things used to be.

Here are some facts about the 1500s:

These are interesting...Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May and still smelled pretty good by June. However, they were starting to smell, so brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. That’s why the wedding custom today of carrying a bouquet.

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it. Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and offthe roof. Hence the saying "It's raining cats and dogs."

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That's how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying "dirt poor." The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until when you opened the door it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance way. Hence the saying a "thresh hold." Getting quite an education, aren't you?

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme, "Peas porridge hot, pea's porridge cold, pea's porridge in the pot nine days old."

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could "bring home the bacon." They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and "chew the fat."

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or "upper crust."

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky. The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days.

Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a "wake."

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a "bone-house" and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive. So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the "graveyard shift") to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be "saved by the bell" or was considered a "dead ringer." And that's the truth...

Now, whoever said that History was boring ! ! THINK AGAIN.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

the Golden rule

History has proven that the best way to secure the commitment and unending cooperation of others is through the simple application of the Golden Rule. No civilization based upon the unjust treatment of its people has ever endured. This statement is going to true for ever.

It is worth to note that a tyrant who forces the cooperation of others will only last for a time, but that power is never sustained, also well proven in the history.

Only when people are well accorded the respect, they deserve do, they willingly create and maintain successful organizations and societies.

It is always to remember that when you build a company or an organization based on fairness and justice for every member, you have built a power that will long endure. It is well recognized as the most successful and long-lasting management theory ever developed. When you treat others as you would like to be treated were you in their situation, you will inspire loyalty and enthusiastic cooperation.

Set high standards for yourself and others, treat them well, let them do their jobs, and they will perform miracles for you.

Do as you preach, then you don’t have to worry about its result.

Laughing is the best medicine

Laughing is the best medicine.

As such, I am going to share with you some jokes. So, laugh all the ways for your own benefits and continue to read further.

This is a good one... enjoy

Relex Singh was travelling in a crowded bus. He was carrying the passport size photograph of his son for college admission.

Accidentally, the photograph drop down from his pocket. He started searching for it frantically and found it on the floor below the ends of a woman's saree.

He asked her, "Can you lift your saree? I wanna take photograph"....


He was beaten so badly that he had to be admitted to hospital.He was suprised to see Jaswan Singh on the next bed to him in a worse condition.

Jaswan explained what happened to him. He had gone to a remote village to work. He finished late and missed the last bus.

He couldn't find any hotel nearby. So he approached a nearby house and asked the Owner whether he can stay there for a night.

The Owner replied "I have 2 grown up daughters. Sorry, you can't stay here".
Then he approached the next house and asked the Owner the same question again.
The Owner replied "I have 3 grown up daughters. Sorry u can't stay here".

Thereafter, he went to the next house and asked "Do you have grown up daughters", the Owner asked "Why?"...

Jaswan replied "I wanted to stay for a night".


The moral of the story is :


Hope you enjoy reading it and have a cheerful day,

Dear God

Dear God...

I know you're watching over me,
And I'm feeling truly blest,
For no matter what I pray for,
You always know what's best!

I have this circle of blog friends,
Who mean a lot to me;
Some days I "publish" and "publish,"
At other times, I let them be.

I am so blessed to have these friends,
With whom I've grown so close;
So this little poem I dedicate to them,
Because to me they are the "Most"!

When I noticed they visit my blog,
And view the message I have published;
I know they've thought of me that day,
And "supports" were their intent.
So to you, my friends, I would like to say,

Thank you for being a part;
Of all my daily contacts,
This comes right from my heart. ;

God bless you all is my prayer today,
I'm honored to call you "friend";
I pray God will keep you safe,
Until I publish again.

God bless,

Monday, October 13, 2008

A story from a doctor

Today I have a story, from A Doctor, to share with you and trust you will be touched and lifted up at the end of the story.

It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am, when an elderly gentleman in his 80's, arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am.

I took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound.

On examine it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound.

While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation I asked him if he had a doctor's appointment this morning, as he was in such a hurry. The gentleman told me no, that he needed to go to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife.

I then inquired as to her health. He told me that she had been there for a while and that she was a victim of Alzheimer Disease. As we talked, and I finished dressing his wound, I asked if she would be worried if he was a bit late. He replied that she no longer knew who he was, that she had not recognized him in five years ago.

I was surprised, and asked him. "And you still go every morning, even though she doesn't know who you are?" He smiled as he patted my hand and said. "She doesn't know me, but I still know who she is."

I had to hold back tears as he left, I had goose bumps on my arm, and thought, "That is the kind of love I want in my life." True love is neither physical, nor romantic.

True love is an acceptance of all that is, has been, will be, and will not be.

"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything that comes along their way."

Trust the above story will touch your heart and lift you up,

Have a lovely day everyday,


It is very natural and great that you gain more confidence with every success. It is because you know that you can do it again – You tell yourself that you have done it before.

However you must not make the mistake of discarding your humility even thought your confidence level grows higher and higher. Humility is one of the great ingredients to continued success, apart from persistent, ongoing effort.

Humility will guard your heart and keep you reasonable, respectful, thankful, thoughtful and realistic – essential for continued success. It also reminds you that in order to receive value, you must create value in equal measure.

However, if you grow arrogant after a few accomplishments, you are not likely to have many more.

Thinking that you are entitled to something, just because you want it, is a reliable recipe for failure and disappointment.

It is worthy to note that it is certainly possible to accomplish things without humility, those accomplishments will be short-lived.

Always remember that those people who enjoy meaningful success and fulfillment year after year and decade after decade are those people who know the value of humility.

Therefore, you are ureged to be strong enough and smart enough to live with genuine humility. The rewards for doing so will show up throughout your whole life. You will reap what you sowed.

Wish you a very great success throughout your whole life,

A simple story of true love and care

I was born in a secluded village on a mountain. Day by day, my parents plowed the yellow dry soil with their backs towards the sky.

I have a brother who is 3 years younger than me. I wanted to buy a handkerchief, which all girls around me seemed to have. So, one day I stole 50 cents from my father's drawer. Father had discovered about the stolen money right away.

He made my younger brother and I kneel against the wall as he held a bamboo stick in his hand.

"Who stole the money?" he asked.
I was stunned, too afraid to talk. Neither of us admitted to the fault, so he said, "Fine, if nobody wants to admit, you two should be beaten!"

He lifted up the bamboo stick.
Suddenly, my younger brother gripped father's hand and said," Dad, I was the one who did it!"

The long stick smacked my brother's back repeatedly. Father was so angry that he kept on whipping my brother until he lost his breath. After that, he sat down on our stone bed and scolded my brother, "You have learned to steal from your own house now. What other embarrassing things will you be possibly doing in the future? You should be beaten to death, you shameless thief!"

That night, my mother and I hugged my brother. His body was full of wounds from the beating but he never shed a single tear.

In the middle of the night, all of sudden, I cried out loudly. My brother covered my mouth with his little hand and said, " Sis, now don't cry anymore. Everything has happened."I still hate myself for not having enough courage to admit what I did.

Years gone by, but the incident still seemed like it just happened yesterday. I will never forget my brother's __expression when he protected me.

That year, my brother was 8 years old and I was 11 years old.

When my brother was in his last year of secondary school, he was accepted in an upper secondary school in the central. At the same time, I was accepted into a university in the province.

That night, father squatted in the yard, smoking, packet by packet. I could hear him ask my mother, "Both of our children, they have good results? very good results?" Mother wiped off her tears and sighed," What is the use? How can we possibly finance both of them?"

At that time, my brother walked out, he stood in front of father and said,"Dad, I don't want to continue my study anymore, I have read enough books." Father swung his hand and slapped my brother on his face.

"Why do you have a spirit so damn weak? Even if it means I have to beg for money on the streets, I will send you two to school until you have both finished your study!"And then, he started to knock on every house in the village to borrow money.

I stuck out my hand as gently as I can to my brother's swollen face, and told him, "A boy has to continue his study; If not, he will not be able to overcome this poverty we are experiencing."

I, on the other hand, had decided not to further my study at the university. Nobody knew that on the next day, before dawn, my brother left the house with a few pieces of worn-out clothes and a few dry beans. He sneaked to my side of the bed and left a note on my pillow; "Sis, getting into a university is not easy. I will go find a job and I will send money to you."

I held the note while sitting on my bed, and cried until I lost my voice. That year, my brother was 17 years old; I was 20 years old. With the money father borrowed from the whole village, and the money my brother earned from carrying cement on his back at a construction site, finally, I managed to get to the third year of my study in the university.

One day, while I was studying in my room, my roommate came in and told me,"There's a villager waiting for you outside!" Why would there be a villager looking for me?

I walked out, and I saw my brother from a far. His whole body was covered with dirt, dust, cement and sand. I asked him, "Why did you not tell my roommate that you are my brother?"

He replied with a smile," Look at my appearance. What will they think if they would know that I am your brother? Won't they laugh at you?"

I felt so touched, and tears filled my eyes. I swept away dirt and dust from my brother's body. And told him with a lump in my throat, " I don't care what people would say! You are my brother no matter what your appearance is?"

From his pocket, he took out a butterfly hair clip. He put it on my hair and said, "I saw all the girls in town are wearing it. So, I think you should also have one."

I could not hold back myself anymore. I pulled my brother into my arms and cried. That year, my brother was 20 years old; I was 23 years old. I noticed that the broken window was repaired the first time I brought my boyfriend home. The house was scrubbed cleaned. After my boyfriend left, I danced like a little girl in front of my mother, "Mom, you didn't have to spend so much time cleaning the house!"

But she told me with a smile," It was your brother who went home early to clean the house. Didn't you see the wound on his hand? He hurt his hand while he was replacing the window."

I went into my brother's bedroom. Looking at his thin face, I fell like there are hundreds of needle pricked in my heart.

I applied some oilment on his wound and put a bandag on it, "Does it hurt? " I asked him.

"No, it doesn't hurt. You know, when at the construction site, stones keep falling on my feet . Even that could not stop me from working." In the middle of the sentence, he stopped. I turned my back on him and tears rolled down my face. That year, my brother was 23 years old; I was 26 years old.

After I got married, I lived in the city. Many times my husband invited my parents to come and live with us, but they didn't want.

They said, once they left the village,they wouldn't know what to do. My brother agreed with them. He said, "Sis, you just take care of your parents-in-law. I will take care of mom and dad here."

My husband became the director of his factory. We asked my brother to accept the offer of being the manager in the maintenance department.But my brother rejected the offer. He insisted on working as a repairman instead for a start.

One day, my brother was on the top of a ladder repairing a cable, when he got electrocuted, and was sent to the hospital.

My husband and I visited him at the hospital. Looking at the white gypsum on his leg, I grumbled, "Why did you reject the offer of being a manager? Managers won't do something dangerous like that.

Now look at you, You are suffering a serious injury. Why didn't you just listen to us?" With a serious __expression on his face, he defended his decision,"Think of brother-in-law. He just became the director, and I being uneducated, and would become a manager, what kind of rumors would fly around?"

My husband's eyes filled up with tears, and then I said, "But you lack in education only because of me!"

"Why do you talk about the past?" he said and then he held my hand. That year, he was 26 years old and I was 29 years old.

My brother was 30 years old when he married a farmer girl from the village. During the wedding reception, the master of ceremonies asked him, "Who is the one person you respect and love the most?"

Without even taking a time to think, he answered," My sister." He continued by telling a story I could not even remember.

"When I was in primary school, the school was in a different village. Everyday, my sister and I would walk for 2 hours to school and back home.

One day, I lost the other pair of my gloves. My sister gave me one of hers. She wore only one glove and she had to walk far. When we got home, her hands were trembling because of the cold weather that she could not even hold her chopsticks. From that day on, I swore that as long as I live, I would take care of my sister and will always be good to her."

Applause filled up the room. All guests turned their attention to me. I found it hard to speak, "In my whole life, the one I would like to thank most is my brother," And in this happy occasion,in front of the crowd, tears were rolling down my face again.

Love and care for the one you love every single days of your life. You may think what you did is just a small deed, but to that someone, it may mean a lot.

Have a nice day everyone! May this story inspire you in any way!

Turning weakness into strength

If you want to make progress, you should have the courage to clearly look at your weaknesses. What you will see in each and everyone of it is the potential to create powerful, effective new strength.

Jesus said that we had have trouble in this world so filled with sin,
But we need not be discouraged - He will give peace and joy within,
so long as we believe in Him.

Therefore, recognizing and admitting your own weaknesses is the first and bold step to move beyond them. You should not be ashamed of it. You must realise that every weakness is the promise of real strength. So just to tell yourself honestly that you need to work on, real progress will be surely yours.

Everytime you identify a weakness, you have found an opportunity, provided you doing something positivelyand effectively about it. You should not be holding back by it, instead you should create a realistic and workable path to success.

From each weakness, there is much you can learn. By understanding your limitations, you can find a way around them. God does not give us overcoming life, but life to overcome - more funs and colors for good.

Thereafter, work on getting rid of them completely. All your time and effort can be put into moving quickly ahead. Press on :-

To walk close by Your side, my dear savior.
To be led by you, doing each task,
That is right for You,
For every of Your purpose,
To glorify You forever and ever. Amen.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Discover the 90/10 Secret

Discover the 90/10 Secret: It will change your lifeby Arlen Busenitz <>

The 90/10 secret is incredible! Very few know and apply this secret. The result? Millions of people are suffering undeserved stress, trials, problems, and heartache. They never seem to be a success in life. Bad days follow bad days. Terrible things seem to be constantly happening.Theirs is constant stress, lack of joy, and broken relationships. Worry consumes time, anger breaks friendships, and life seems dreary and is not enjoyed to the fullest.. Friends are lost. Life is a bore and often seems cruel.

Does this describe you? If so, do not be discouraged. You can be different!.

Understand and apply the 90/10 secret. It will change your life! What is this secret? 10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react.

What does this mean? We really have no control over 10% of what happens to us. We cannot stop the car from breaking down. The plane may be late arriving, which throws our whole schedule off. A driver may cut us off in traffic. We have no control over this 10%.

The other 90% is different. You determine the other 90%! How? By your reaction.

You cannot control a red light, but you can control your reaction. Don't let people fool you, YOU can control how you react!

Let's use an example. You're eating breakfast with your family. Your daughter knocks over a cup of coffee onto your business shirt. You have no control over what just happened. What happens next will be determined by how you react. You curse. You harshly scold your daughter for knocking the coffee cup over. She breaks down in tears. After scolding her, you turn to your spouse and criticize them for placing the cup to close to the edge of the table. A short verbal battle follows. You storm upstairs and change your shirt. Back downstairs you find your daughter has been to busy crying to finish breakfast and get ready for school. She misses the bus. Your spouse must leave immediately for work. You rush to the car and drive your daughter to school. Because you are late, you drive 40 miles an hour in a 30 mph speed limit. After a 15 minute delay and throwing $60 (traffic fine) away, you arrive at school. Your daughter runs to the building without saying good-bye. After arriving at the office 20 minutes late, you find you forgot your briefcase. Your day has started terrible. As it continues, it seems to get worse and worse. You look forward to going home. When you arrive home you find small wedge in your relationship with your spouse and daughter. Why? Because of how you reacted in the morning.

Why did you have a bad day?

A) Did the coffee cause it?
B) Did your daughter cause it?
C) Did the Policeman cause it?
D) Did you cause it?

The answer is D.
You had no control over what happened with the coffee. How you reacted in those 5 seconds is what caused your bad day.

Here is what could have and should have happened. Coffee splashes over you. Your daughter is about to cry. You gently say "It's OK honey, you just need to be more careful next time". Grabbing a towel you rush upstairs. After grabbing a new shirt and your briefcase. You come back down in time look through the window and see your child getting on the bus. She turns and waves. You and your spouse kiss before both of you go to work. You arrive 5 minutes early and cheerfully greet the staff. Your boss comments on how good of day you are having.

Notice the difference. Two different scenarios. Both started the same. Both ended different.

Why? Because of how you REACTED. You really do not have any control over 10% of what happens. The other 90% is determined by your reaction.

Here are some ways to apply the 90/10 secret.

=> If someone says something negative about you, do not be sponge. Let the attack roll off like water on glass. You do not have to let the negative comment affect you! React properly and it will not ruin your day.

A wrong reaction could result in losing a friend, being fired, getting stressed out, etc.

=> How do you react if someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you loose your temper? Pound the steering wheel? (A friend of mine had the steering wheel fall off!) Do you curse? Does your blood pressure skyrocket? Do you try and bump them? WHO CARES if you arrive ten seconds later at work? Why let the blue car ruin your drive.

Remember the 90-10 principle, and do not worry about it!

=> You are told you lost your job. Why lose sleep or get irritated? It will work out. Use your "worrying" energy and time into finding another job.

=> The plane is late. It is going to mangle your schedule for the day. Why take out your frustration on the flight attendant? She has no control over what is going on. Use your time to study, get to know the other passenger, etc. Why get stressed out? It will just make things worse.

You now know the 90-10 secret. Apply it and you will be amazed at the results

Give it a try...and share us your result. Thank you in advance,

God bless,



"A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face. It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy." ~Edward P. Morgan

A cheerful heart is a good medicine.- Proverbs 17:22

A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing but collectively meet and decide that nothing can be done. - Governor Alfred Smith

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. - Proverbs 11:25

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.-Bruce Lee

A good man produces good deeds from a good heart. - Luke 6:45

A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret. - Proverbs 11:13

A great leader doesn't treat problems as special. He treats them as normal. Al Davis

A great man is always willing to be little. Ralph Waldo Emerson

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but a person in a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs

A Kind Act is like a ripple that touches the heart, goes through the soul and 

changes a Life.......♥ ~ Michelle Cox ~

A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul. - Proverbs 13:19

A man's age is something impressive, it sums up his life: maturity reached slowly and against many obstacles, illnesses cured, griefs and despairs overcome, and unconscious risks taken, maturity formed through so many desires, hopes, regrets, forgotten things, loves. A man's age represents a fine cargo of experiences and memories. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

A man who has to be convinced to act before he acts is not a man of action. Georges Clemenceau

A mistake: An event, the full benefit of which has not yet been turned to your advantage. - Edwin Land

A soft answer turns away wrath. - Proverbs 15:1

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. ~ David Brinkley

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.

A winner is someone who recognizes his talents, works his tail off to develop them, and uses them to achieve his goals.- Larry Bird.

Action is the foundational key to all success.~ Pablo Picasso

Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.- Benjamin Disraeli

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled, my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school, my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise. ~ Shirley Jones

All glory comes from daring to begin. Eugene F. Ware

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and doesn't leave Jill with much of a shine either.- Roberta Culley

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. ~ Abraham Lincoln

An important question for leaders: "Am I building people, or building my dream and using people to do it?" John Maxwell

Anger is never without a reason but seldom with a good one. - Benjamin Franklin

Any change at any time for any reason is to be deplored.

Appetite comes with eating. - French Proveb

Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.- Proverbs 23:12

As a rule... he (or she) who has the most information will have the greatest success in life. Disraeli

As long as you remain alive, you should not fear the journey ahead.

Asking "who ought to be the boss?" is like asking "Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet?" Obviously, the man who can sing tenor. Henry Ford

Assume a cheerfulness you do not feel, and shortly you feel the cheerfulness you assumed. Chinese proverb.

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected. Stephen Jobs

Be anxious for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything.- D.L. Moody

Being awesome is being POSITIVE! - Evie
Be content with such things as you have. - Hebrews 13:5
Be sure you put your feet in the right place. Then stand firm. - Abraham Lincoln

"Be the first to show concern for the people and the last to enjoy." - Yue Yang Lou Ji

Be wiser than other people if you can;
but do not tell them so. - Lord Chesterfield

Beauty is a gift of God - Aristotle
Being in power is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. Margaret Thatcher

Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture. ~ Lydia M. Child

Benefits of exercise; Increased lung capacity, lower breathing rate, lower heart rate at rest, lower heart heart rate during exercise, lower triglyceride levels, lower uric acid levels, decreased platelet stickiness, increased muscle strength, increased flexibility, increased skill, increased muscle capacity, increased insulin-receptor sensitivity, increased energy and enthusiasm for life... - David and Anne Frahm

Blessed are they whose transgressions are forgiven. - Romans 4:7

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. - Charles W. Eliot

“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” —Henry David Thoreau

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. - Your mother

Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be king. - Martin Van Doren

Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:13,14

But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, his faithful dog shall bear him company. -Alexander Pope

But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. - Isaiah 40:31

By and by never comes. - St. Augustine

By fighting you never get enough, but by yielding you get more than you expected.

Change: A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn. ― Helen Keller
Change is not stressful. Resistance to change creates stress.~Gary Zukav, Author
Character is power. Booker T. Washington

"Champions have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." Muhammad Ali
Concentration is the secret of strength in politics, in war, in trade, in short, in all management of human affairs. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas. George Crane
Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of trying to change others.- Jacob M. Braude
Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really frightening. Gertrude Stein
Cultivate only the habits you are willing should master you. - Elbert Hubbard

Deal as gently with the faults of others as you do with your own. - Chinese proverb

Death befalls all, I would rather leave behind a crimson heart to shine in the tablets of bamboo! - Wen Tianxiang

Delicious. Isn't that an attractive word? It sums up so many joyful memories, not just of food, but people and places. - Graham Kerr


Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings - Hebrews 13:9

Don't rock the boat. Sink it and start over. Tom Peters

Dreams are the touchstones of our character. Henry David Thoreau


Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born. - Anais Nin

Eagles don't flock - you have to find them one at a time. H. Ross Perot

Every artist dips into his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. - Hendry Ward Beecher

Every beginning is a consequence. Every beginning ends something. Paul Valery.

Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man. His character determines the character of his organization. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everyone has inside himself a piece of good news!
The good news is that you really don't know how great you can be,
how much you can love, what you can accomplish, and what your potential is. Anne Frank

Every person's life is a diary in which he or she means to write one story and is forced to write yet another. Clergyman J. Wallace Hamilton

Examine the labels you apply to yourself. Every label is a boundary or limit you will not let yourself cross. Dwayne Dyer


Failure can be divided into those who thought and never did and into those who did and never thought. Reverend W. A. Nance

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. Henry Ford

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. Mike Murdock
False humility is an escape from responsibility. - Fred Smith

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard worth doing. - Theodore Roosevelt

Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.

Fear not that your life will come to an end but that it will never have a beginning. J.H. Newman

Food can never be too refined, meat can never be sliced too thin.- Confucius
For those without a light within themselves, the stained glass is always dull. ~~Live Life Love Life~~
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. - Matthew 6:21

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by doubling our joy and dividing our grief. - Joseph Addison

From his cradle to his grave a man never does a single thing which has any first and foremost object but one- to secure peace of mind, spiritual comfort, for himself. - Mark Twain

From what we get, we can make a living. What we give, however, makes a life."~Arthur Ashe

God doesn't play dice. - Albert Einstein

Good love makes you see the whole world from one person while bad love makes you abandon the whole world for one person.
-- 高轩 

Good taste is essential to food enjoyment.- Graham Kerr

Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.- Hnas Selje

Half the truth is often a great lie. - Benjamin Franklin

Hatred is never ended by hatred but by love - Buddha
Having confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too. Storey
He climbs highest who helps another up. - George Matthew Adams
He is well paid that is well satisfied. - William Shakespeare
He that loves reading has everything within his reach. He has but to desire, and he may possess himself of every species of wisdom to judge and power to perform. - William Godwin

He who has made the acquisition of a judicious and sympathizing friend may be said to have doubled his mental resources. - Robert Hall
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief which he purposes to remove. Samuel Johnson
He who sings scares away his woes. - Cervantes
Here lies a man who knew how to enlist the service of better men than himself. Andrew Carnegie's Tombstone
Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul.
And sings the true - without the words.
And never stops at all. Emily Dickinson
How grateful I am and how I praise the Lord that you are helping me again. - Philippians 4:10
How vain it is to sit down and write when you have not stood up to live. - Thoreau

Humour is the instinct for taking pain playfully. Max Eastman

I am convicted that life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent how I react to it. - Charles R. Swindoll

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. Thomas Edison

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:13

I do not feel that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to fore-go their use. - Galileo Galilei

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone. Bill Cosby

I don't have any solutions, but I certainly admire the problem. Ashleigh Brilliant

I have been through some terrible things in my life, a few of which actually happened. -- Mark Twain
" I hope you will reflect on what you've done with your talent and energy. I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you work to address the world's deepest inequities, on how well you treat people a world away who have nothing in common with you but their humanity."-Bill Gates

I judge people by their own principles - not by my own. Dr. King

I love friends,
I want more friends.
I love smiles.
If we want a genuine smile,
then first we must produce the basis for a smile to come.

~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama ~
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. Lord Chesterfield

I was a stranger, and ye took me in. - Matthew 25:35

I will have no man wok for me who has not the capacity to become a partner. J.C. Penney

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. Henry David Thoreau

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem. Novelist John Galsworthy

If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate. - Dorothy Notle

If a leader demonstrates competency, genuine concern for others, and admirable character, people will follow. T Richard Chase

If a man does not make new acquaintainces as he advance through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man should keep his friendship in a constant repair. - Samuel Johnson.

If a man knows not what harbor he seeks, any wind is the right wind. Seneca

If people aren't responsible in their personal life, there is a good chance they are also irresponsible at work. - Stephen E Arterburn

If we are cheerful and contented, all nature smiles... the flowers are more fragrant, the birds sing more sweetly, and the sun, moon and stars all appear more beautiful, and seem to rejoice along with us."
~Orison Swett Marden

If you're not learning while you're earning, you're cheating yourself out of the better portion of your compensation. -Napolean Hill

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain. Maya Angelou

If you have a job without aggravations, you don't have a job. Malcolm Forbes

If you have done the best you can - if you have done what you have to do - there is no use worrying about it, because nothing can change it.Harry Truman

“If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart.” -Arabian Proverb

If you see a snake, just kill it. Don't appoint a committee on snakes. H. Ross Perot

If you think you're good, you're dead. Michael Hammer.

If you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything.
~Thich Nhat Hanh

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. In other words, begin to act the part, as well as you can, of the person you would rather be, the person you most want to become. Gradually, the old, fearful person will fade away. William Glaser

If you want to succeed, you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success. John D. Rockefeller, Jr

If your eye causes you to sin, gouge it out and throw it away.- Matthew 18:9

"Imagination rules the world" - Napoleon Bonaparte

Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Albert Einstein

In prosperity, our friends know us. In adversity, we know our friends. - John Cherten Collins

In the world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes. - Benjamin Franklin

It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.- Anthony Robbins

It is more blessed to give than to receive. - Acts 20:35

It isn't the people you fire who make your life miserable, it's the people you don't. Harvey Mackay

It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed. Harvey S. Firestone

It is right to celebrate. - Luke 15:32

It is the fire of suffering that brings forth the gold of godliness. Madame Guyon

It is what you learn after you know it all that counts. John Wooden


Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do.
Where there is love and inspiration,
I don't think you can go wrong. Ella Fitzgerald

Kindness is more powerful than compulsion. Napoleon Hill

Know thyself. - Socrates


Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. John Maxwell

Leadership development is a lifetime journey - not a brief trip. John Maxwell

Leadership is influence. John Maxwell

Leadership is not wielding authority - it's empowering people. Becky Brodin

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. Warren G. Bennis

Learning is discovering a new world, a new galaxy, a new species. It keeps you ageless.- Unknown

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another. - Romans 13:8

Life is a lively process of becoming. If you haven't added to your interests within the past year, if you are thinking the same old thoughts, relating the same personal experiences, having the same predictable reactions, rigor mortis of the personality has set in. General Douglas MacArthur.

Life is an exciting business and most exciting when it is lived for others. - Hellen Keller

Life is most delighted when it is on the downward slope. - Seneca

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. -Grandma Moses

Life varies its stories.
Time changes everything, yet what is truly valuable -
What is worth keeping - is beyond time. Ruth Senter

Like the number of apples contained in an apple seed, each opportunity use seize holds an untold number of possibilities. - Unknown

Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God, and value it next to a good conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of; a blessing that money cannot buy. - Izaak Walton

Lord, when I am wrong, make me willing to change; when I am right, make me easy to live with. So strengthen me that the power of my example will far exceed the authority of my rank. Pauline H. Peters

Love gives us in a moment what we can hardly attain by effort after years of toil. - Von Goethe

Love seeks to make happy rather than to be happy. - Unknown

Luck is the residue of design. Branch Rickey


Man doth live by bread only. - Dueteronomy 8:3

Man is not the creature of the circumstances;
Circumstances are the creatures of men. Benjamin Disraeli

Men must be taught as if you taught as if you taught them not
And things unknown proposed as things forgot. - Alexander Pope

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.- Abraham Lincoln

Much of what we see depends on what we are looking for. - Phil Calloway

My responsibility is to be a supervisor, not a super-worker. Fred Smith


Neither Rome, nor a healthy lifestyle, can be built in a day.....
Developing a healthy lifestyle requires consistency, not perfection.- Gordon S. Tessler, Ph. D.

Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.~ Agatha Christie

Never underestimate the difference YOU can make in the lives of 

others. Step forward, reach out and help. This week reach to 

someone that might need a lift. ~Pablo

"Never waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you."  

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing and doing it very well ever loses his self-respect. - George Bernard Shaw

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. Andrew Carnegie

No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back.

No matter what size the bottle, the cream always came to the top. Charles Wilson

No man who is resolved to make the most of himself. - Lincoln

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else. - Charles Dickens

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the 

true measure of our thanksgiving. ~W.T. Purkiser

Nothing can resist the human will that will stake even its existence on its stated purpose. Benjamin Disraeli

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. - Thomas Jefferson

Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. Thomas Jefferson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is ever done until everyone is convinced that it ought to be done and has been convinced for so long that it is now time to do something else. F.M. Comford


Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small. Orison Sweet Marden

Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. - Marilyn Ferguson

Oh, God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;

When I have work, help me to remember the jobless; 

When I have a warm home, help me to remember the homeless;

When I am without pain, help me remember those who suffer;

And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency and bestir 

my compassion.  Make me concerned enough to help, by word and 

deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted. ~Samuel F. 


One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. Sidney Howard

One kind word can warm three winter months. Japenese Proverb

One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing. Socrates

"Only when we're brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light" ~ Brene Brown

Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strengths. C. H. Spurgeon

Our doubts are traitors, and they make us lose what we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. William Shakespeare

"Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind."
—Marcus Annaeus Seneca, 4 BC - 65 AD, Roman philosopher and moralist.
Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members. - Pearl S. Buck

Our words reveal our thoughts - manners mirror our self-esteem.
Our actions reflect our character,
our habits predict the future. - William Arthur Ward


Peace with God brings the peace of God.
It is a peace that settles our nerves, fills our mind, floods our spirits, and in the midst of the uproar around us, gives us the assurance that everything is all right. Bob Mumford

“People see God every day, they just don’t recognize him.” - Pearl Bailey

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races, one after another.- Walter Elliot

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. - James 1:4

Pay now, play later;
Play now, play later. John Maxwell

Pleasure in moderation relaxes and tempers the spirit. - Seneca

Positive thinking is how you think about a problem. Enthusiasm is how you feel about a problem. The two put together determine what you do about a problem. Norman Vincent Peale

Praise yourself daringly, something always sticks. - Francis Bacon

Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. Bernard Shaw

Prudence means practical common sense, taking the trouble to think out what you are doing and what is likely to become of it. C.S. Lewis


Remember, "The fruit we grow in the valleys of despair is the food we will eat on the mountaintop."- Fred Smith

Rest is not quitting the busy career; rest is the lifting of self to one's sphere.- john Sullivan Dwight

Sales are not made or unmade inside the prospect's office. They are made or unmade inside you. Brian Azar.

"Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way." -- Eileen Caddy

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure. Thomas Edision
" Smile a while and while you smile, another smiles until there's miles and miles of smiles -Unknown
Snacking is not the problem of the American diet. The snacks are the problem. Preparation is the key to having healthy snacks available.- David and Anne Frahm

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character. James Russell Lowell

Speech both conceals and reveals the thought of men. - Dionysius Cato

“Start with yourself. Only if you change can the world change. We are just taking it a little bit further. Not only do you start with yourself, but always remember others.” - Amit Goswami

“Stop just cheering for others who are living their visions. Commit yourself to your own success and follow the steps required to achieve it.” ― Steve Maraboli

Success comes to those who become success conscious. Failure comes to those who indifferently allow themselves to become failure conscious. -Napoleon Hill

Swift decisions are not sure.- Sophocles


"The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence." - Robert J. Shiller
-- Decio MARTINS 

The beginning is the most important part of the work. - Plato

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt
The best mirror is an old friend. - George Herbert

The best way to cope with change is to help create it. - Robert Dole

The critic sees a problem to point it out and establish his authority or expertise. The coach sees a problem in order to work on it and improve it. - Fred Smith

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The essence of leadership is a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. Theodore Hesburgh

The first duty of love is to listen. - Paul Tillich

The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.--Oprah

The heart benevolent and kind the most resembles God. - Robert Burns

The hero and the coward both feel exactly the same fear, only the hero confronts his fear and converts it into fire. Cus D'Amanto

The last of the human freedom is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way. Frankl

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former. Alfred Armand Montapert

The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. Thomas Carlyle

The most important thing about having goals is having one. Geoffrey F. Albert

The naked truth is much better than the best dressed lie!

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world. I am like a snowball- the further I am rolled the more I gain.- Susan B. Anthony

The laborer is worthy of his reward.- 1 Timonthy 5:18

The majority see the obstacles; the few see the objectives; history records the successes of the latter, while oblivion is the reward of the former. Alfred Armand Montapert

The mind is its own place, and it itself
Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven. John Milton.

The measure of life is not its duration but its donation.
How much will you be missed? - Peter Narshall

The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year. John Foster Dulles

The moment you stop learning, you stop leading. Rick Warren

The more you are thankful for what you have, the more you have to be thankful for. - Zig Ziglar

The most completely lost of all days is that one on which one has not laughed.- Chamfort

The most important single ingredient in the formula for success is knowing how to get along with people. Theodore Roosevelt.

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision. Helen Keller

The purpose of the human life is to serve and to show compassion, and the will to help others - Albert Schweitzer

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The single most important factor in determining the climate of an organization is the top executive. Charles Galloway

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.--Napoleon Hill

The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success. But you can't buy an attitude for a million dollars. Attitudes are not for sale. Denis Waitley.

The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways.- Proverbs 14:8

There is in this world no such force as a man determined to rise. - W.E.B. Du Bois

The worst danger we face is the danger of being paralyzed by doubts and fears. this danger is brought on by those who abandon faith and sneer at hope. It is brought on by those who spread cynicism and distrust and try to blind us to our great chance to do good for all mankind. Harry Truman

There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem. - Harold Stephens

There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. - John F. Kennedy

There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.
~Author Unknown

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stop down and lift mankind a little higher. George Matthew Adams.

There is a time in the life of every problem when it is big enough to see, yet small enough to solve. Mike Leavitt

There is little difference in people, but the little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. W. Clement Stone.

There is nothing to be ashamed of in enjoying your food; there would be everything to be ashamed of it half the world made food the main intent of their lives...-C.S. Lewis

They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. Andy Warhol

This new day brings Another year,
Renewing hope........
Dispelling care.
And may we find Before the end,
A deep content....
Another friend. Arch Ward

Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness. - Edward Stanley

To recall a voter's name is statemanship. To forget it is oblivion.

To do something, however small, to make others happier and better is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being." - John Lubbock

To err is human, to forgive, divine. - Alexander Pope

To every problem there is already a solution whether you know what it is or not. Grenville Kleiser
To know the road ahead ask those coming back. Chinese Proverb

To see things in the seed, that is genius. - Lao Tzu

Today a reader - tomorrow a leader. W. Fusselman
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work; If one falls down, his friend can help him up. - Ecclesiastes 4:9, 10

Two natures beat within my breast,
The one is foul, the other blessed.
The one I love, the other I hate;
The one I feed will dominate.


Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless. Bertrand Russell, atheist

Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes, nor to make a great show in the world, nor a name. There is but one just use of power, and it is to serve people.

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. Jonathan Swift

Voyage, travel, and change of place impart vigour. - Seneca

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out." - Ray Bradbury

“We are intended to have joy and abundance in our lives. It’s as if we have a vertical channel within us that is designed for abundance to flow through.”       - John-Roger, DSS

"We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls." - Winston Churchill 

We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

We cannot become what we need by remaining what we are. Max DePree

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. Woodrow Wilson. (28th President of the U.S.)

We have been in God's thought from all eternity, and in His creative love. His attention never leaves us. Michael Quoist

We will either find a way, or make one. Hannibal

What makes life worth living is knowing that one day you’ll wake up and find the... person that makes you happier than anything in the whole world. So don’t ever lose hope and give up, everything turns out okay and the good guy always wins.-Unknown

Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
Whatever is admirable-
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-
think about such things. - Philippians 4:8
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Walt Emerson.
When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction.- Proverbs 24:32
When we call on God,
He bends down His ear to listen,
as a father bends down
to listen to his little child. Elizabeth Charles
When you're with someone you trust in,
never needing to pretend,
Someone who helps you know yourself..........
you know you're with a friend. Amanda Bradley
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right. - Hendry Ford
Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does-except wrinkles. It's true, some wines with ages. But only the grapes were good in the first place. - Abigail Van Buren
Wise are they who have learned these truths - trouble is temporary, time is a tonic, tribulation is a test tube. - William Arthur Ward
Words are the soul's ambassadors, who go abroad upon her errands to and fro. - James Howell

You are as young as your faith, as old as you doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair. - Samuel Ullman

You are the same today that you are going to be five years from now except for the two things; the people with whom you associate and the books you read. Charles "Tremendous" Jones

You are the way you are because that's the way you want to be. If you really wanted to be any different, you would be in the process of changing right now. Fred Smith

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across, your ideas won't get you anywhere. Lee Iacocca

You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do. Henry Ford

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself. Galileo

You can never change the past.
But by the grace of God, you can win the future.
So remember those things which will help you forward,
but forget those things which will only hold you back. Richard C. Woodsome

You can not push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb a little. Andrew Carnegie

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him to find it within himself. Galileo

You have your way... I have my way... As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way... It does not exist...~ Friedrich Nietzsche..

You manage things; you lead people. Grace Murray Hopper
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough. Frank Grane.
You must live with people to know their problems, and live with God in order to solve them. P. T. Forsyth

You must look into people as well as at them. - Lord Chesterfield

You must love others as much as yourself. - Mark 12:31

"You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star"

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who 

could not hear the music"

"In individuals, insanity is rare: but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is 

the rule" Nietzsche quotes

Your energy never stands still. So in every moment you're always moving more into alignment or more out of alignment. Abraham-Hicks

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself. - Robert F. Bennet

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. - Psalm 119:105