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Book--On Wings of Eagles

Book--On Wings of Eagles

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Published by rmoss34
On Wings of Eagles is a self-help, motivational book using an ABC format for easy reference.
On Wings of Eagles is a self-help, motivational book using an ABC format for easy reference.

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ON WINGS OF EAGLESTHE ABC’S OF LIFE
I. How Do You Achieve Success? ACTION!
To be successful you don't have to do extraordinary things--just do ordinary thingsextraordinarily well. Put the pedal to the metal--gas it and guide it. To prove you are a man of action Glenn Bland says there are several things you can do: 1. Be a front seater; 2. Develop eyecontact with everyone you meet and talk to; 3. Walk 25% faster; 4. Speak up; 5. Smile big; 6.Dress well.The winner is a person who does what others won't or can't do in order to have whatothers will never have. So some people will walk--and that is all they can do--but if you can, run,charge, attack, win, as you seek your objective. The time is now, the place is here, the people areyou. Go for it--attack.In the movie, The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker tells Yoda, "I'll try." Yodacounters with, "Try, Try! There is no try. Only do! do!"Taking a training course in success or reading a book on success will not make you anymore successful than going into a drugstore will make you a pill; or going into a garage willmake you a car; or going into a hat store will make you a hat. Take the things you learn and putthem into action.Zig Ziglar tells the story of going to the neighbors to have some biscuits. They came outof the oven flat and hard. The cook laughed and said, "They squatted to cook and were cooked inthe squat." Zig used this as a metaphor of life. He says too many people are "cooked in the squat" by saying, "I'll get started when I ..." You can fill in the blanks.
 
Theodore Roosevelt said, "It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out howthe strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the greatenthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knowsin the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails whiledaring greatly."Take your learning out of your notebook and practice it. Break down what you want to begood at into small pieces, then practice them. Never compare yourself to others..only compareyour present performance with past performance. Compare in tiny increments rather than hugechunks. You create belief in yourself by paying the price--by action. That means hard work, persistency and consistency. Nothing takes the place of action.Three girls spent a weekend at a resort. They put on their swimming and went to theswimming pool. At the swimming pool one dipped a toe in the water and then went over tosunbathe. One sat at a table with a cold drink and a book. One dived in and swam. Yet, if theywere asked, all three would have said they had been swimming. Isn't that much like success?Some sit looking on, some dip a toe in, and some dive in and make it work.A man's greatest enemies are his own apathy and stubbornness. Action is the last resourceof those who do not know how to dream. Fame and rest are utter opposites. Oliver Goldsmithsaid, "Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry." Horace Mann added, "It is good to think well, it is divine to act well."We become what we do. We do today what others won't so we can do tomorrow whatothers can't. Begin to do those things you can do, or even dream you can do. Be bold in beginning. Goethe said that boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
 
What kind of person are you? The "yo-yo" person who is up and down and needs to beconstantly pumped up? Does someone need to keep a portable air-compressor handy for you? Or,are you the "blow-blow" person who is all talk and no walk? I hope you are the "go-go" personwho walks the walk. If you are this kind of person you may lose the battle but you will never lose the war. You might even lose some loyal lieutenants you love, but you will go on to win.Imperfect action is better than perfect paralysis. It is better to light one small candle thanto stand around cursing the darkness. It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because youcan only do a little. Do what you can. In the film, Shenandoah, Mr. Anderson, when his youngestson was lost, said, "If we don't try, we won't do. And if we don't do, then why are we placed hereupon the earth?"The joke is told of a preacher doing his best to not be upset by a heckler. Finally theheckler stood on a stump and said, "Have your God knock me off my stump." The preacher stepped up to him, hauled off and hit him. The heckler did three flips as he fell backward. The preacher rubbed his hands together. "I don't ask my God to do anything I can do myself."Emerson said to do the thing and you will have the power. In the Bible, as King Davidwas dying, he said to his son, Solomon, "Be strong, and be of good courage, and
do it 
."(Emphasis mine.)Be prejudiced against laziness. Henry Ford said, “Bite off more than you can chew, andchew it. Do More than you can do, and do it. Hitch your wagon to a star, dare to dream, and thereyou are.”Edward Everett Hale, in his Patriot's Oath, stated, "I am only one, but I am one; I cannotdo everything But I can do something. And what I can do That I ought to do; And what I ought todo By the grace of God I will do."A modern president, John F. Kennedy, said, "Things don't just happen. They are made tohappen, and they are made to happen by each one of us."

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