Archive for February, 2012

Zig Ziglar

A goal properly set is halfway reached.  A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job. 

Building a better you is the first step to building a better America. 

Every choice you make has an end result. 

Every obnoxious act is a cry for help. 

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. 

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. 

I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles. 

If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments. 

If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want. 

If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner. 

If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere. 
 If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you’ll never end up with a nag. 

If you want to reach a goal, you must “see the reaching” in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal. 

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. 

It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference. 

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds. 

Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side. 

Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale. 

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In Due Season

“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up”
(Galatians 6:9, NLT)

I read that back in the 1800’s some explorers were going across a huge desert and didn’t bring enough water. They started digging at different spots underneath the surface about a foot or two trying to find water. They ended up losing their lives in the desert because of a lack of water. Many years later, it was discovered that there was water right there where they had lost their lives about three feet underground. If they would have just dug down a little bit further, they would have found the water and saved their lives.

The same principle is true when you’re in a dry season and not getting any good breaks, business is slow, or you’re struggling in a relationship. It’s easy to think, “This is never going to change. I’m never going to see my dreams come to pass.” No, just like those early explorers, water is there. Provision is there. You just have to dig down a little bit deeper. If you will shake off the self-pity, shake off what didn’t work out, shake off the complacency and turn up your praise, you’ll soon tap in to the blessing and provision He has prepared for you!

Resources: joelosteen.com



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Control Your Destiny

The person who controls his mental attitude may control his destiny . . .

Believe in the power of the spoken word and see to it that you speak no word which does not harmonize in every respect with your positive mental attitude.

The Spoken Word:
The greatest mischief maker is the human tongue.

It is not what we say that counts, but how and when.

Tactfulness will never dethrone the ego from its pedestal. Measure your words with the yardstick of courtesy, sentiment and gratitude.

Conversational interest is based upon making another feel important, and replacing telling with asking.

The less we say, the less we may have to take back. Nature knew her business when she gave us two ears and only one mouth. An unbridled tongue – even one word thoughtlessly spoken – may destroy the happiness of a lifetime.

To prevent fault finding and bickering, invite criticism, give merited praise, quickly admit guilt, and do not hesitate to say I’m sorry.

Settle disputes as quickly as possible. Every moment of delay adds coals to the fires of dissension.

Finally, a reference table on successful conversation:

Adopt a face to face method.
Do not interrupt.
Be responsible.
Modulate the voice.
Omit unfavorable references to the past.
Give advice only when it is requested.
Avoid negative comparisons.
Applaud what you like and ignore what you don’t.
Never argue over unimportant details, for if you win, you will have gained no advantage.
Guard your words and your words will guard you.

Reference: Napoleon Hill

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