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up to its neck in hot water, continues to sing. You should never let adversity get you down except on your kn ees. If you encounter difficulty, don't change your decision to go, just change the direction to get there. Sometimes adversity is what you need to be successfu l. The bigger the adversity, the bigger the victory. Don't get discouraged, ever yone who got where he is, started where he was. Adversity causes some men to bre ak, other men to break records. (William A. Ward) Little minds are tamed and sub dued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them. (Washington Irving) In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. (Albert Einstein) Success is not to be me asured by what you have reached but by what obstacles you had to overcome. (Book er T Washington) What really matters is what happens in us, not to us. I have ne ver known anyone to achieve anything without overcoming adversity. (Lou Holtz) T he more difficult the victory, the more happiness in winning. (Pele') Success is difficult, it requires enormous effort. Those who can work through the struggle becomes successful. (Jackie Joyner) Something constructive comes from every def eat. (Tom Landry)
You can't let problems lick you b/c they will always be there. (George Allen) Pr oblems are the price of success. (Branch Rickey) In times of adversity, you don' t have an obstacle to deal with, you have a choice to make. It's not the absence of problems that gives us peace, it's Gods presence with us in our problems. (D ale Ellington) The biggest struggles are from within. Adversity is another way t o measure the greatness in people. (Lou Holtz) The difficulties and struggles of today is the price we must pay for the success and victory of tomorrow. Adversi ty is the ruler of the weak, but an instrument of the wise. Success in anything is always a bumpy, uphill road that leads to heights of greatness. The road to s uccess is always under construction. You'll encounter potholes, detours, and del ays. But you must keep your eye on the goal & keep moving forward. (Ed Temple) F ear keeps a lot of people from setting goals. Do the thing you fear and the deat h of fear is certain. Fear is interest paid on a debt you may not owe. FEAR- Fal se Evidence Appearing Real. Don't cross bridges until you get to them. We spend our lives defeating ourselves crossing bridges we never get to. (Bob Bates) Unle ss you try to do something beyond what you already mastered, you will never grow . (Ronald Osborn) Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do. (John Wooden) The biggest lie we tell ourselves is "I'll do it later".
If you want an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it. The wi se does at once what the fool does at last. Success comes to the man that does t oday what others put off till tomorrow. The things that comes to the man who wai ts, seldom turn out to be the things he's waited for. Procrastination on a decis ion may be a decision in itself. Pasted from <http://www.inspiration4everyone.com/quotes/overcoming.html>
Attitude Given each letter of the alphabet a number, A=1, B=2, C=3 etc. If you add up the letters of the alphabet in the word "ATTITUDE", this is the result: A=1 T = 20 T = 20 I=9 T = 20 U = 21 D=4 E=5 100, so see ATTITUDE = 100% The greatest discov ery of my generation is that you can alter your life by altering your attitude. Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it. Everything st arts with an attitude. Hardening of the attitudes is the most deadly disease on the face of the earth. How you get up in the morning determines how far you will go in life. Real optimism has reason to complain but prefers to smile. (William Aurthor Ward) Real optimism is exposed to the worst but expects the best. (Will iam Aurthor Ward) Real optimism sees the negative but accentuates the positive. (William Aurthor Ward) Real optimism knows the difficulties but believes they ca n be overcome. (William Aurthor Ward) Real optimism is aware of problems but rec ognizes the solutions. (William Aurthor Ward) Ask yourself: is your attitude wor th catching?
To respond is positive but to react is negative. the n the impossible becomes possible. (Abraham Lincoln) . someone has always had it worse than you . When your attitude exceeds your ability. People are as happy as they make their minds up to be. (Roberta Flank) If you want a certain quality. The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. Consider that whatever misfortune may be your lot. The right train of thought can take you to a better station in life.Before you can change your thinking.always. you have to change what goes in your mind. (John Maxwell) We are either the masters or victims of our attitudes. we choose how we go through it. You can't tailor make the situations in your life but you can tailor make your a ttitudes to fit the situations. just drop the "T" because it j ust stands for trouble anyways. (John Wood en) Misery is an option. Clear your mind of can't. Focus on your abilities rather than your limitation s. act as if you already have it. You attitude is an outward expression of an inward feel ing. God chooses what we go through. (William James) T here are 2 ways of meeting difficulties: 1) you can alter the difficulties. You have a great attitude when circumstances happens to you and it doesn't effect your att itude. (John Maxwell) The situation you live in doesn't have to live in you. 2) y ou can alter yourself to meet them. We can't direct the wind but we can adjust the s ails. they make the best of everything.
Change your thoughts and you change your world. The greatest mistake a person can make is to do nothing. then you will accomplish all your goals. will determine your altitude in life. Attitude is the little thing that makes a big difference. What you do speaks so loud that I can't hear what you s ay. If your thinking i sn't right then your values. Whenever you look back at your life. Whenever you look at the pres ent. So do you let others control your attitude or do you control it??? You will contro l your mind or it will control you. Log ic won't change an emotion but action will. Strong convictions precede great actions. It's been my observation that most people get ahead during the times others waste. attitudes and everything that effects your life won 't be right either. People may doubt what you say. (John Maxwell) . Don't build obstacles in your mind. change your attitude first. Attitude more than aptitude. but they will alw ays believe what you do. Motivation follows the action not ac tion follows the motivation. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) A simple truth: it's impossible to be depressed when you take action. be realistic. be positive. Whoever controls your attitude controls the way you live. (Norman Vincent Peale) If you don't expect a nything out of life. Whenever you look to the future. remember that God is with you.If you are having a tough time changing your future. be bold The ancestor of ever y action is a thought.
Both may not want to do them. (Will Rogers) Pe ople judge you by your actions. Doing is better than talking. Action usually proceeds attitude . You prove your worth by your actions not your mouth. You may have a heart of gol d but so does a hard-boiled egg.The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength. Don't complain about things you permit.or eas y not to do. The difference between successful people and others is knowl edge but knowledge that is acted upon." Anthony Robbins . Seeing is better than looking. (Dennis Waitley) Your future is hidden from what you do from day to day. they get better answers. Successful people ask better questio ns. then change it. i f you don't like what's going on in your life. and as a result. you will get ran over if you just sit there. Even if you are o n the right track. (Pat Riley) They always say that time changes things. Listening is bet ter than hearing. not your intentions. but you have to change them yourself. (Vince Lombardi) The difference between succe ssful people and others often lies in daily actions that are easy to do . l ack of knowledge but lack of will. "Quality questions create a quality life. but successful people does them anywa y. Happy people plan actions not results.
September 26. When you've g ot expectancy. there is power. The picture you have of yourself is exactly how you will perform. You ca n change your motivation by the way you think about yourself and your circumstan ces. He who believes is strong.Belief & Self-Image Wednesday. we can accomplish. not the level we hope. then you cant perform like a winner. our eyes are open ed. (Henry Ford) When the human mind is in doubt. then things are going to happen. (John Stuart Mill) If you want to know what your true beliefs are. If you do n't see yourself as a winner. (the best of s uccess) Success is knowing that something is going to happen. our opportunities become plain. A belief is not just an ide a a person possesses. 2007 5:11 PM Belief is knowledge that we can do something. it's an idea that possesses a person. One person with be lief is equal to a force of 99 who only have interest. What you belie ve is the force that determines what you will accomplish or fail to accomplish i n life. it is most easily swayed by the slightest of impulses. you are right either way. You must first be a believer if you ever want to be an achiever. Stro ng convictions precede great actions. . he who doubts is weak. It's that inner feeling that what we undertake. but you will always fail if you don't believe in you. You may still succeed if no one else belie ves in you. take a look at your actions. So in belief. Whether you believe you can or c an't. God meets us at the level we believ e. our visions become realities.
Frank Crone) Self-image sets the boundaries and l imits of each of our individual accomplishments. Self-imp rovement is a life long process. . choose your friends & associates carefully. Many intelligent people never move beyond the b oundaries of their self-imposed limitations.The greatest simple cause of a poor self-image is the absence of unconditional l ove. only won't. (Dr. For a good self-image. Our best friends and our worst enemies are the thoughts we have about ourselves. (John Mason) You cannot consist ently perform in a manner different than you see yourself. (John Maxwell) There is no such thi ng as can't.
(Helen Keller) Too many people let oth ers stand in their way. (W. i t's the size of the fight in the dog. and don't go back for one more try.Boldness & No Excuses Wednesday. pray to be a stronger man!!!! Truth is always strong no matter how weak it looks. then he can't be a Chris tian anywhere. If a man can't be a Christian in the place where he is. (Joshua 1:9) No matter what you do in life. you should never surrender your dreams. The problems of this world have been caused by the weakness of goodness rather than the strength of evil. begin it. When you don't have strength from within. you have to have a strong f oundation. 2007 5:13 PM Whatever you can do.H. Don't pray for easie r lives. th en you'll never have respect from without. Success favors the bold. or dream you can do. September 26. power a nd magic in it. Murry) If you don't stand for something. No one should negotiate their dreams. . and falsehood is always weak no matter how strong it looks. I would rather be disliked for what I am than liked for what I am not. Be bold & Strong. but it's better to be one and show it. (Rev Jesse Jackson) One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar. Boldness has genius. (Henry Ward Beecher) It's not the size of the dog in the fight. It's good to be a Christian and know it. you'll fall for a nything.
. rich people are poor in excuses. When you use an excuse. failing. the hurricane is furious. Excuses are the too ls that a person with no purpose or vision uses to build great monuments of empt iness. A sing le reason why you can do something is worth 100 excuses why you can't. Poor people are rich in excuses. Many times the attempt to maintain balance in life is really just an excu se for being lukewarm. but you can't do both at the same time. judging--all these begin wi th an excuse.The bold people always continue. the lighting plays about them. No matter. they preserve (Victor Hugo) Yo u can make excuses or make money. you give up your power to change. They are eyed by the eagles. Is God your hope or yo ur excuse?? You will learn more from your adversity than from prosperity. Give a n excuse only if you would accept it from someone else. giving up. 99% of fa ilures come from people that have a habit of making excuses. Quitting.
Who do not believe that shrewd ness. (Martin Luther King Jr.Character & Faith Wednesday.Who will not say "they do it because everybody else does it".Who possesses opinions and a will. .Who can't be bought. they reveal the man. A persons true character is rev ealed by what he does when no one is watching. al though the world says "yes" There is nothing worse than a Christian going to a h eathen banker to borrow money. . . September 26.Who wi ll not lose their individuality in a crowd.Who will make no compromise with wrong.Who will s tand for the truth even when its unpopular. . . I'd rather be disliked for what I am than li ked for what I'm not. .Who will be honest in small things as well in great things. but rather where he stands at times of challenges and controversy.Who a re larger than their vocations. Be more concerned by what God thinks of you th an what other people thinks of you. adversity as well as prosperity.Who doesn't hesitate to take chances. . & hardheadedness are the best qualities for success.Whose ambi tions are not confined to their own selfish desires. (John Wooden) . .Who can say "no" with emphasis. 2007 5:15 PM The World Needs Men & Women : . . . . Circumstances and adversity don't make a man.Who are true to their friends in good and evil reports. Ability will get a man to the top but it takes character t o keep him there. .) The size of a man is determ ined by the size of the things that get him mad. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he sta nds in times of comfort and convenience.Who puts character above wealth. . .Whose word is their bond. cunning.
but the way he loses shows all of it. but faith says believ ing is seeing. (Roy Disney) Character is what we are when our face is in the mud. Faith sees the wa y. The world says seeing is believing. Your life will shrink or expand by the pro portion of your faith. -Doubt dreads to take a st ep. persistence. it is always a result of faith combined with works. Rising above mediocrity never just happens. Reputation is made by what you fall for and character is made by what you stand for. -Doubt sees the obstacle. Many people begin "the good fight of faith" but forget to add pat ience.Reputation is built in a moment. The way a man wins shows much of his character. Faith answers "I" True faith and courage is like a kite : an opposing wind raises it higher. . A person who has faith without actions i s like a bird with wings but no feet. character is built in a lifetime. Encoura ge others to display their character by displaying yours. -Doubt sees the darkest night. All great discoveries hav e been made by people whose faith ran ahead of their minds. Its not hard to m ake decisions when you know what your values are. Security & Opportuni ty are total strangers. Faith sees the day. and endurance to their enthusiasm. Faith soars on high. Strive to be a person of faith rather than fame. If an undertaking doesn't require faith then its not wor thy of being called Gods direction. -Doubt questions "who believes".
but faith has no limits. He wants to give us the desires of our hearts. but we have to get near enough for its sparks to fall on us.. not just His hand. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow. Because they are consistent.. but God also desire s that we seek His face. daily. Faith sees the inv isible. (Franklin Roosevelt) Don't let adverse circumstances cha nge your faith. often unconscious pattern s. Faith is the substance of things hoped for. w ill be our doubt today. but how much we enjoy that makes happiness. ( Kahlil Gibran) The Cross is the blazin g fire at which the flame of our love is kindled. 2) Those who surrender some. 3 Groups of P eople 1) Those who surrender to societies ways. have faith that God can change your circumstances. Reason sees but so far. Believes the incredible. express our character. (Spurgeon) God loves us and wants to meet a ll our needs. -. (Charles Stanley) ." ( John Scott) It's not how much we have.(Stephen Covey) It is when yo u give of yourself that you truly give. they constantly.Brian Tracy Our character is basically a composite of our habits. and receives the impossible. and t he evidence of things not seen. 3) Those who never surrender!!!!! Character is the ability to follow through on a resolution long after the emotio n with which it was made has passed.Nothing significant is ever achieved by a "realistic" person.
. are too little to be asked by God to do big things. (Henry Ward Beecher) People who think they are too big to do littl e things.There was never a person who did anything worth doing that did not receive more than he gave.
2007 5:17 PM Why aren't most of us living our dreams? It's because there is something we are trained to honor more than our dreams: The Comfort Zone. it does mean you have a lot of fai th. Success is never comfor table. FAILURE DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE A FAILUR E Failure doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Failure doesn’t mean you should give up. Failu re doesn’t mean you haven’t accomplished something. Failure doesn’t mean you’ll never make it. Failure doesn’t mean you’re inferior. it does mean you have a reason to s tart fresh. it does mean you’re not perfec t. it does mean you should try h arder. Failure doesn’t mean you don t have it. Failure doesn’t mean you’ve wasted your time. Success is based on inconvenience. it does mean you have learned so mething. If you think you're going to convenient y our way to success. .Comfort Zone & Failure Wednesday. it does mean you have to do something in a different way. The more uncomfortable something is. To succeed in life you have to get out of your Comfort Zone and stay out of it. the more you have to do to overcome it. September 26. it does mean it will take a little longer. Failure doesn’t mean you’ve been disgraced. you will never have it. it does mean you were willing to try . it does mean you haven’t succeeded yet. Failure doesn’t mean you’ve been a fool.
Unless you ar e willing to do that. staying down does. A lot of people are risk takers. and have another go. fail miserably. (Thomas Edison) Falling down doesn t make you a failure.Failure doesn’t mean God has abandoned you. . Many of life failures are people who did not realize how close to success they were when they quit. Succ ess is failure turned inside out. success won t happen. Failure is the foundation of success. it does mean he has a better way. Out of every failure is a seed of an equivalent o r greater benefit. Most people fail in life because they major in minor things. to have a go.
Trying is lying. don t do it halfway. then commit to d o whatever it takes. (Vince Lombardi) First say to yourself what you would be. What you commit yourself to be will change you from what yo u are to what you can be. Plans change. Consider the postage stamp: it s usefulness consists in the a bility to stick to one thing till it gets there. to do is to be true. September 26. What you comm it yourself to become determines what are are. it must be done daily. Whatever you do. I would rather fail in a cause that will someday triumph. Devoting a little of yourself to everything means committing a great deal of yourself to nothing. (Tony Campolo) When you have a so lid Commitment & Goals. than triumph in a cause that will someday fail. The t est of commitment is action. Vision without commitment is just a wish. you have a better chance at reaching the goals. (Bob Beadman) I will demand a commitment to excellence & victory. You will find that achievement is easy when your outer goals become an inner commitment. 2007 5:18 PM Committing to a dream is not a one-time occurrence. and that is what life is all a bout. . if it was backed by commitment. Quitting is a permanent solutio n to a temporary problem.Commitment & Self-Discipline & Patience Wednesday. decisions don t.
(Clint Brown) There are 2 pains in life 1) The pain of self-discipline. If you don t make a total commitment to what you are doing. and you have to be prepared to sacrifice a lot to get there. that is when God moves in to help. whether you like it or not. (Billy Jean King) It s not hard being good from time to time. what s touch is being good everyday.Making decisions in life isn t complicated. And you choose which one you want. When you are just interested in s omething . (Thomas Hu xley) . One way to stand ahead & shoulders above the crowd. 2) The pain of regrets. ordinary things in an extraordinary & supernatural way with enthusiasm. You have to want to be the best bef ore you can even reach for that goal. but making the commitment to those d ecisions is. The world will always give you t he opportunity to quit but only the world calls quitting an opportunity. But when you are totally commit ted you don t accept any excuses. becomes successful. you are going to have to learn to be comfortable with being uncom fortable. T here is a difference in interest & commitment. The moment y ou completely commit to what you are doing. Cooperation is doing with a smile wh at you have to do anyway. is to do regular. you only do it when it is convenient. then yo u start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. when it ought to be done. (Willie Mays) If you are going to be succe ssful in life. The most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the things you have to do. only results. The person who disciplines himself to do those things that he doesn t want do.
It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anyth ing well. There are no short-cuts to any place worth going. The way to the top i s neither swift nor easy. Because of impatience. Nothing worthwhile ever happens in a hurry.so be pati ent. . There is no greater reward than which comes as a result of holding fast to the word and will of God. we are driven out of Gods will.Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.
but those who disagree with yo u and are too cowardly to let you know. other times it s just plain YELLOW. (Mohammed Ali) I swing big with eve rything i got. they follow courage. but it takes a man of courage to follow him. (Winston Churchill) Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilarati on of victory. Winners never quit. (General George S. But a man flatte ned by conformity stays down for good.Courage Page Wednesday. All of our dreams can com e true . But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. Courage is resistance to fear. Patton) He is is not courageous enough to take risks. Watson Jr. When people share their fears with you. failure is never fatal. will not accomplish nothing in life. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can. from time to time you may get knocked down. ( Ed Cole) Success is never final. 2007 5:20 PM If you stand up and be counted.) Cowards never star t. (Babe Ru th) . share your courage with them.if we had the courage to pursue them. it s courage that count s. but never absence of fear. September 26. There are times when silence is golden. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. (Thomas J. maste ry of fear. Losers never finish. ( Braveheart) You ll miss all the opportunities if you are looking for a sure thin g. People don t follow titles. (Mark Twain) Even a coward can praise Chr ist. (Walt Disney) The people to worry about aren t those who openly disagree with you.
what is rare is to find someone with the cou rage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads. If you never take risks. (Anais Nin) Everyone has talent. (Lisa Alter) The man who goes the far thest is the one willing to do and dare. not blend in. (Dolores Ibarruri) You are sure to lose far m ore pursuing security over opportunity. The risk you take i f you change is that the people you ve been involved with won t like the new you . . (Dale Carnegie) It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees. Life shrinks or expands to ones courag e.We are called to stand out. you ll never accomplish great things. A dream that doesn t include risk isn t worthy of being called a dream. but other people who do will come along.
(Winning words of champions) Criticism and finding fault are n ot spiritual gifts. If you aren t being cri ticized then you aren t doing much with your life. (Elbert Hubbard) In order to have an enemy one must be somebody. 2007 5:20 PM People who try to whittle you down are only trying to reduce you to their size. and be nothing. September 26.Criticism Wednesday. Some people find fault like there is a reward for fault. do nothi ng. To escape criticism. say nothing. .
tell it where to go. (Helen Keller) Don t ask time where it has gone. and passion is that one degree over desire. Desire is your heart believing in s omething. If you don t daydream and kind of plan things out in your imagination. 2007 5:22 PM A desire so strong. When you put your heart in something. grant me that I may desire more than I can accomplish.Desire & Passion Page Wednesday. September 26. (Robert Duvall) Lord. Being decisi ve. not merely your work & your m oney & your thought. (Robert Collier) What lies behind you and what lies ahead of you pales in significant when compared to what lies within us. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) There ar e a lot of people whose fires are there but need a little poking. One person can never consent to creep whe n one feels an impulse to soar. committing ourselves to the fulfillment of a dream. You can tell where a persons heart is by where he spends his time and money. Desire is what you are and where you want to end up. being focused. When God measures the man. that you cheerfully throw everyt hing you have into the scale to win what you want. Passion is that all of you are believing in what you are doing. (Michelangelo) It s better to reach for the stars and hit the moon than to reach for the ground and end up with a hand full of mud. you will never get there. greatly i ncreases our chance for success. There is only one degree difference between hot water and steam. but the willingness to stand or fall by the result--to do o r die. the rest will follow. a determination so intense. he puts the tape around the heart an d not the head. What you set your heart on will determine how you spend your life. .
Ignore a strong opinion that is without conviction. not what we see on the outside. For others. dyna mite may be the answer. There is a direct correlation between our passion and our potential. . Yo u may have to light a fire under some people to get them going.We should choose to build on what we feel on the inside.
is disappointed in the future. you create it by out earning it. Nev er look back unless you go that way. No matter what a mans past has been. The more we l ook backwards. 2007 5:23 PM As important as your past is. it s not near as important as the way you see your future. another day of your life just passes you by! . his future is spotless. the less we will be able to see forward. I f you have no goals.Dreams/Goals & Future Wednesday. There is no life in the past. Your future will not be the same as your past unless you don t change. You don t create wealth by saving it. 3 Things we know about t he future 1) It s not going to be like the past 2) It s not going to be exactly like we think it will be. Rice) A pe ssimist is someone regardless of the present. 3) The rate of change will take place faster than we i magine. September 26. (John R.
is always a choice not a resul t. wh en all that we need to be happy is something to be enthusiastic about. September 26. (Charles Kingsley) Smiling. Nothing great was ever achieved witho ut it. You must set yourself on fire. (Charles Simmons) We are what w e repeatedly do. (Reggie Lea ch) The real secret to success is enthusiasm. You are Gods gift to you but what you become is your gift back to God. people achieve great things because t hey are excellent. being happy and enthusiastic . therefore excellence is not an act but a habit. People are not ex cellent because they achieve great things. (Henry Ford) True greatness consist s in being great in small things as well as big. . (Walter Chrysler) Enthusiasm is on e of the most powerful engines of success. Anyone who stops learning grows old. The difference between mediocre & excellence is usually a ver y small effort. whether its 20 or 8 0 and anyone who keeps learning stays young. What you get by re aching your destination is not as important as what you become by it.Excellence & Enthusiasm Wednesday. Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. Your best success will be in striving to be the best you can be & only you can do that. 2007 5:25 PM Its not what you are that counts. We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. it s what you are becoming. There is a lways a vast difference between standard of living and quality of life. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) People catch our spirit just like they catch our co lds.
) Enthusi asm is the antidote to boredom. & you a re bound to become an excited person. excitement. (Mary Lou Reton. You never rise to great heights and truth without joy and enthusiasm. By the same process you can build up inspiration. and act yourself to dullness & unhappiness. talk excitement. and a surging depth of joy. When enthusiasm increases. . (H. Enthusiasm can ac hieve more in one day than what it takes reason to do in centuries. stress an d fear will decrease. Arnold) Every great achievement is the result of heart on fire.W. Each of us has fire in our heart for something. act excitement. You can think. It is our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.You can t jumpstart anyone unless you are charged up yourself. the more enthusiasm you need. (Norman Vincent Peale) The worst bankruptcy in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm. talk. The bigger t he challenge. Think excitement.
Half of the tasks that you do you might as well turn them over to me and i will do them quickly and correctly. you must merely be firm with me. Take me. I m not a machine but I work with all the precision of a machine. plus the intelligence of a person. I m your greatest helper or your heaviest burden. . Those who are great I have made great. be firm with me and I will la y the world at your feet. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.Habit Wednesday. 2007 5:26 PM I am your constant companion. September 26. I m at your command. Be easy with me and I will destroy you. I m servant of all great people and lord for all failures as well . I m easily managed. You may run me for a profit or you may run me for fun . Sho w me exactly how you want something done and after a few lessons I will do them automatically. Those who are failures I have made fail ures. train me. it makes no difference to me.
(Joe Nameth) Leaders are not born. (Andrew Carnegie) A good leader . (Joe Damagio) Try to empower. A leader always stays positive no matter the circumstances. . lead. A person doing his or her best becomes a natural leader. rather than control anyone who looks to you for l eadership. September 26. A good leader inspires men to have confidence in him. and you become a leader among men. A leader is interested in finding the best way. When yo u find a leader. they say. (John Wooden) It s not important that you know that you know. 2007 5:29 PM The most valuable gift a leader can give is a good example. and when you identify a leader. a great leader inspires them to have confidence in thems elves. not his ow n way. it s import ant that you show that you know. A leader has to k now his job. If you want people to follow you. is someone who can step on your toes without messing up your shine.Leadership & Decisiveness Wednesday. No man will be a great leader who wan ts to do it all himself and get all the credit for it. Great leaders a re rarely "realistic" by other peoples standards. True Christian leadership starts with servant h ood. you have to know where you are go ing. Develop your abilities while discovering the abilities of others. Put others before yo urself. just by example. they are made and they are made through effort and hard work. follow.
Either you will control your destiny or someone else will control it for you. you have t o decide within yourself to be happy. When you refuse to change. Hastings) Success is just a dec ision away. If you will make the decision. (Robert J. If you don t decide f or yourself. Commitment means that God can count on me. you end up in chains. the greater freedom you will experience in y our life. Don t ask time where it has gone. your subconscious will mak e the provision. someone else will. committing ourselves to the fulfillment of a dream. guidance means I can count on God. If you don t decide to succeed then you have al ready decided to fail. Success is the result of a decision. an adjustment of your life to the will of God. A compromise will almost always be more expensive than either of the alternatives. Taking the offensive is not just an action taken outside a person. . it s a matter of choice. Places and circumstances never guarantee happiness. People often complain of lack of time when lack of decision is the main problem. When you choose to be on the offensive. the atmosphere of your life will begin to change. being focused. The greater c ontrol you exercise over your time. tell it where to go. it is always a decision made within. Being decisive . Success is not a matter of chance. greatly inc reases our chance for success.One of the sobering characteristics of leadership is that leaders are judged to a greater degree than followers.
o r the relentless drift of events will make the decisions for us. I wish I would have.There comes a time when we must choose the cause in life which we will follow. it is almost certain it will be the wrong decision. Lack of decisiv eness has caused more failures than lack of intelligence or ability. they follow worthy leaders. people buy into the leader first then the leader s vision. Never make a big decision on low tide of your life." (Chri s Widener) . "The difference between whether you say. People at f irst don t follow worthy causes. at the end of your life is whether or not you take decisive action during your life. or I m glad I did.
The secret to success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching.Persistence & Perseverance Page Wednesday.000 ways that wont work. (George Bernard Shaw) Perseverance is a great e lement of success..(Paul J Meyer) Successful people always have more failur e in their lives than average people do because they don t quit. Persistent and consistent effort creates emotional stability. Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on when others have let go. September 26. Persistence prevails when all else fails. The most common denominator of all successful people is persistence. I found that 9 or of 10 things I did were failur es . 90% of all those who fail in life are not actually defeated. 2007 5:30 PM Nothing succeeds like persistence. they just simply quit. When I was young.000 times. . one must make it worth living.. I ve not failed 10. No one finds life worth living. so I did 10 times the work. Whatever you do in life will alwa ys call for persistence. Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn t o do it well. Persistence is the quality nee ded most when it is exhausted. if you knock hard enough and long enough. (Henry Wadsworth) The only alternative to perseverance is failure. (Thomas Edison) Choose the way of most persistence rather than the path of least resistance. you are sure to eve ntually wake someone. I have found 10. Success is going from failure to failure without the loss of enthusiasm.
the greater the ability to get back up and go on. The greater the degree of spiritual maturity. (Roger Banister) 2 Rul es to of perseverance. s tubbornness is the result of a strong won t. 2) When you don t think you can ta ke one more step. Perseverance is the result of a strong will. (HJB) . the lon ger one will hang on to the past. The man who can drive himself furth er once the efforts gets painful is the man who will win.When God sees someone who doesn t quit. he looks down and says " now there is so meone I can use". 1) Take one more step. The less degree of spiritual maturity. refer to rule #1.
Maturi ty doesn t come with age. You can t escape the responsib ility of tomorrow by evading it today. One of the biggest lies of the wor ld is that we aren t responsible for our own actions. 2007 5:32 PM You can t lead somebody to permanent change by doing for them what they can & sh ould do for themselves. (Peter Drucker) The price of greatness is responsibility. you are accou ntable to your Heavenly Father. Being a good example is better than givin g good advice. it comes with the acceptance of responsibility.Responsibility Wednesday. (Ed Co le) The more success one achieves. It imposes responsibility. . It s easy to dodge our res ponsibilities. but we can t dodge the consequences of our responsibilities. September 26. (Roger Clemons) If you are looking for someone to blame for you not succeeding. the more pressure there is that goes with it. You are the only person who can use your own ability. Rank doesn t confer privilege or give power. I d rather have the pressure of success than the lack of pressure that goes wit h anonymity. try looking in the mirror first. Take responsibility for developing your own habits.
Worse than being blind would be to be able to see but have no vision. Happiness comes not from having much to live on but having much to live for. (John Schulley) Vision is the worlds mos t desperate needs. (Proverbs 29:18)<HR) If you take a man as he is. September 26. To perceive Gods power. you can s pend it anyway you wish. in spite of the obstacles. Vision is the abil ity to see above and beyond the majority. you can do the impossible. but you can only spend it once. The power comes from God and the glory goes to God. Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from praise of men but from doing something worthwhile. (Winfred Newman) Vision is the ability to see Gods presence. whatever it is. You life will never be any grea ter than the dreams in your mind. Tozer) Life is like a coin. only people who think hopel essly. To focus on Gods plan. (William James) . (Helen Keller) When y ou see the invisible. dedi cate yourself to it daily. it s why he does it. then he will in fact become the best person possible. you make him worse than what he was. but if you see him as the best pe rson possible. Develop a cause for your life. 2007 5:32 PM Where there is no vision. It s not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred. There are no hopeless situations. people perish. (A. (Lillian Dickson) The g reatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.W.Vision & Purpose Wednesday. The future belongs to those who can see the po ssibilities before they become obvious.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. The longer we take to act on Gods direction. (George Halas) Always involve yourself with someone that is bigger than you are. because that s where God is. the more unclear it become s.Many people flounder in life because they have no purpose. .
Winner / Loser Wednesday.is always part of the answer. BE A WINNER . The Winner -. The Winner -. The Loser -.always has a program. The loser -. The Loser -.is alw ays part of the problem. The Loser -.says "Th at s not my job. LOSER The Winner -.sees 2 or 3 sand traps near every green. The Loser -." The Loser -.says "Let me do it for you.always has an excuse. September 26.s ees a problem for every answer. 2007 5:35 PM WINNER vs. The Winner -. The Winner -.sees an answer for every problem.says "It may be possible but it s too difficult." The Winner -.sees a green near every sand trap.says "It ma y be difficult but it s possible.
Success is practiced. which is probably why so few do it. Do more and then you have the strength to do more. (Sparky Anderson) The faith to move mountains always carry s a pick. the harde r it is to surrender. but there is a higher price for failure. (Henry Ford) Work is th e price you pay to travel the highway of success. (Vince Lombardi) You can t get much done in life if you on ly work on days you feel good. You don t die broke for getting a JOB . Success is learned. 2007 5:36 PM Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. you die broke for keeping a JOB. (Thomas Edison) He who is waiting for something to turn up might sta rt with his own sleeves. Selling is the easiest thing you will ever do if you work hard and the hardest thing if you work it easy.. (always look for ways to be self-employed) . September 26.. Thinking is probably the ha rdest work there is. He who wants milk should not sit on a stool in the midd le of a pasture expecting the cow to back up to him. There is a price to pay for success. And then it is shared. Success doesn t carry a dollar sign.Success isn t something that just happens.Work Wednesday. (Jerry West) The only place where success comes b efore work is in the dictionary. The harder you work. There is no victory at bargain prices..
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