"PERSONAL/SELF GROWTH"
JANUARY 2001 - MARCH 2001


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  • March 30, 2001
    " Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back. Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their heart. But if it doesn't, be content that it grew in yours."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mary Wiltshire --- Virginia


  • March 30, 2001
    " I've learned that if you care, it shows."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Bo T. --- Florida


  • March 28, 2001
    " The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
    They just make the most of everything that comes along their way."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.T. --- Hawaii


  • March 28, 2001
    " When dwelling on the problems of tomorrow and tomorrows gone,
    Ask thyself a question:
    If today was my last tomorrow,
    Would the problems of yesterday really matter?"
    --- Copyright © 1999 Michael Bishop


  • March 26, 2001
    " You can never change anybody's mind.
    What you can change is only your own mind."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Monali Tuli


  • March 26, 2001
    " It takes strength to be courageous and courage to be strong."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by T.M. --- Colorado


  • March 23, 2001
    " In a pressure situation, you have one of two choices;
    To focus or fold."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Bill Housel --- Iowa


  • March 23, 2001
    " If you can't change the circumstances, change your perspective."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by R. Taylor --- Perth, Australia


  • March 21, 2001
    " True success in life is not measured by how much you make,
    But rather by how much of a difference you make."
    --- D.T. --- Illinois


  • March 21, 2001
    " It is only after you have fallen,
    As though you have lost everything,
    That you can accomplish anything."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Dave Hanson


  • March 19, 2001
    " Success isn't a destination; it's a journey."
    --- James T. Smith --- Submitted by Jerry Thomas --- Ontario, Canada


  • March 19, 2001
    " If you feel that it is necessary to stand in the way of my dreams,
    It is my obligation to tell you that you won't be standing long."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Michelle Monet --- Oregon


  • March 16, 2001
    " Learn to enjoy the things that you have to do."
    --- Stanley Dahlin --- Submitted by Russell Tanner --- Utah


  • March 16, 2001
    " Do not lament a shard of broken, fallen glass;
    But move your head until, through the fragment,
    The light creates a rainbow."
    --- Copyright © 1990 Dan Moss


  • March 14, 2001
    " You cannot have everything, but you can try."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Aslannif Roslan --- Selangor, Malaysia


  • March 14, 2001
    " You can never dream too big, but you can think too little."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tricia H. --- Georgia


  • March 12, 2001
    " To satisfy our customers' needs, we'll give them what they want,
    Not what we want to give them."
    --- Copyright © 1999 Steve James


  • March 12, 2001
    " With defeat we gain knowledge
    With victory we gain nothing
    With love lost we gain courage to live again."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Peter Barrett


  • March 9, 2001
    " I've learned that the best shoes to fill are your own!"
    --- Brandi Berry --- Missouri


  • March 9, 2001
    " Circumstances do not create a person, they only reveal them."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Roberto Colon --- Florida


  • March 7, 2001
    " Success is within you.
    Dream it, want it and it's reality will become yours."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Ashley Engelbrecht


  • March 7, 2001
    " I can accept failure, but, I can't accept not trying."
    --- Michael Jordan --- Submitted by Amanda C. --- Rhode Island


  • March 5, 2001
    " If what you did yesterday still looks good,
    You haven't done enough today."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by E. Fredricksen --- Maryland


  • March 5, 2001
    " You've got to develop your internal attributes before you could have a positive effect on others. You have to throw wood on your campfire before it casts light."
    --- Copyright © 2001 John Gronski


  • March 2, 2001
    " Smile; if you can't lift the corners, let the middle sag!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kristie A. --- Washington


  • March 2, 2001
    " One aspect of greatness isn't in pointing out the obvious to someone,
    Rather, it's helping them to see the obvious through their own eyes."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Greg Olson


  • February 28, 2001
    " No matter what the outcome is,
    The better man is always the one who works harder."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Bob Belke


  • February 28, 2001
    " Everyone fails, everyone succeeds,
    But no one succeeds without failure."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Grant McCoy


  • February 28, 2001
    " The toughest part of getting up the ladder,
    Is getting through the crowd at the bottom."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.A. --- Washington


  • February 26, 2001
    " Everyone fails. It's our actions after, that make us succeed."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Grant McCoy


  • February 26, 2001
    " Fame is what you take; character is what you give.
    When to this truth you awake, then you begin to live."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shruti Thakur --- Delhi, India


  • February 26, 2001
    " A man has two names;
    The one he is born with
    And the one he makes for himself."
    --- Andrew F. --- California


  • February 23, 2001
    " It's not the experience that counts,
    It's your attitude toward the experience."
    --- Bob Dylan --- Submitted by Nathan Klenk --- Florida


  • February 23, 2001
    " Life is a dream
    A dream dies every day
    Don't let tomorrow
    Drive the dreams away"
    --- Copyright © 1997 Peter Barrett


  • February 23, 2001
    " Winners choose the highest summits and see the sun prior to cresting them. There are no limits for those with expectant attitudes."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Brian G. Jett


  • February 21, 2001
    " If first you don't succeed try, try, again."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jah'lisa M., Age 11 --- North Carolina


  • February 21, 2001
    " One must always be humble in victory
    And always have honor in defeat."
    --- My Karate-Do Sensei --- Submitted by Eduardo Birman --- Mexico


  • February 21, 2001
    " To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work."
    --- Sister Mary Lauretta --- Submitted by Emily Cook --- Utah


  • February 19, 2001
    " Success is the mattress made of sand.
    The moment you think to relax, it slips."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shruti Thakur --- Delhi, India


  • February 19, 2001
    " Sometimes a winner is just a dreamer who never gave up."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.J. --- Wisconsin


  • February 19, 2001
    " Don't tell me how good you are, show me!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sean O., and Mike D. --- Ohio


  • February 16, 2001
    " Whenever one "tries" they have already admitted the possibility of failure.
    Do it. The word "try" admits the possibility of failure."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Jeremy Kintigh


  • February 16, 2001
    " When you invest in somebody else's success, your own is guaranteed."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by M. Pisano --- Ohio


  • February 16, 2001
    " Don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jen Feather --- Texas


  • February 14, 2001
    " The will to win (succeed) is not nearly as important
    As the will to prepare to win (succeed)."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.N. --- New York


  • February 14, 2001
    " Excellence is not an event, it is a habit.
    You are what you repeatedly do."
    --- Aristotle --- Submitted by M. Pahde --- Missouri


  • February 14, 2001
    " It takes a lifetime to build a reputation, and seconds to destroy one."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jules LeBlanc --- Nova Scotia, Canada


  • February 12, 2001
    " Well done is better than well said!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Coach Reid --- Michigan


  • February 12, 2001
    " Every failure brings with itself,
    An opportunity to succeed."
    --- Copyright © 2000 Amber Patil


  • February 12, 2001
    " Excuses are the fuel for failure."
    --- Jacob Lee --- Submitted by Theresa Soefje --- Texas


  • February 9, 2001
    " Success is measured not on how you build a company
    But on how you build a family."
    --- Author Unknown
    --- Submitted by Olay De La Peņa --- Benguet, Philippines



  • February 9, 2001
    " Sometimes you just have to jump
    And develop your wings on your way down."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anu Kannan --- Massachusetts


  • February 9, 2001
    " You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to."
    --- Author Unknown
    --- Submitted by Rose Remoroza - Ramos --- Laguna, Philippines



  • February 7, 2001
    If we never look past "Today's Business As Usual",
    We will never see "Tomorrow's New Opportunities."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Don N. --- Florida


  • February 7, 2001
    " Success is best attained by;
    First finding the impossible,
    Doing it, then finding the next impossible."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Joshua Daubenmire


  • February 7, 2001
    " Success is not measured by what one brings,
    But rather by what one leaves."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mark Kruiver --- Noordholland, Netherlands


  • February 5, 2001
    " Action stems from having dreams that are bigger than your fears."
    --- Terry Litwiller --- Submitted by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia


  • February 5, 2001
    " Success for a service organization is achieved by providing the service people desire, not by creating obstacles for them to jump over."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Steve Calzone


  • February 5, 2001
    " The road to success is paved with 'DAILY DEPOSITS OF W-O-R-K.'"
    --- Tom Zupancic, Indianapolis Colts --- Submitted by Joe Fussell --- Indiana


  • February 2, 2001
    " She who nourishes, flourishes."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Paulette Williams


  • February 2, 2001
    " The more I practice, the more I realize my full potential."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Dustin Hall


  • February 2, 2001
    " The value of words should be measured in meaning, rather than size."
    --- Kia Kuretski --- Submitted by J.K. --- California


  • January 31, 2001
    " Formulate a plan for yourself in life,
    Or you are destined to live someone else's."
    --- Percy Fontenot --- Submitted by Mike Griffith --- Louisiana


  • January 31, 2001
    " Great minds speak of ideas.
    Average minds speak of events.
    Poor minds speak of people."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Richelle Arnold --- Ontario, Canada


  • January 31, 2001
    " You cannot truly lose until you stop trying to win."
    --- VSBJim --- Submitted by Jim Alba --- Pennsylvania


  • January 29, 2001
    " It is extremely hard to be effective in any and all facets of one's life while under the constraints of constant fear. Curiously, most of the things we fear become larger and more pronounced the more we focus on them. Conversely, when we refuse to allow that thing or those things we fear to rule our thoughts, the fears began to work for us rather than against us. It's a mind game and we WILL win over any fear or fears we have! Make that determination and you've won the game!"
    --- Copyright © 2000 Brian G. Jett


  • January 29, 2001
    " You must accept that you might fail; then, if you do your best and still don't win, at least you can be satisfied that you tried. If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals, you don't branch out, you don't try - you don't take the risk."
    --- Rosalynn Carter --- Submitted by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida


  • January 29, 2001
    " Many hands and hearts and minds generally contribute to anyone's notable achievements."
    --- Walt Disney


  • January 26, 2001
    " You should never take more than you are prepared to give back."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Randy C. --- Ohio


  • January 26, 2001
    " Don't stay on the ground pecking with the chickens
    When you could be soaring with the eagles."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah Borup --- Utah


  • January 26, 2001
    " Life is like a game of chess.
    Play by the rules, play smart and you'll do all right."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vedran S. ---Ontario, Canada


  • January 24, 2001
    " Today I will do the things people don't want to do,
    So tomorrow I can do the things people cannot do."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Adam Story


  • January 24, 2001
    " Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, and all events are blessings given to us to learn from."
    --- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross --- Submitted by Dana R. --- Tennessee


  • January 24, 2001
    " Count the pennies and the dollars will take care of themselves."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amy Fleeger --- Pennsylvania


  • January 22, 2001
    " There are two ways to complete any job;
    "Right the first time" and "over".
    Please choose wisely before you begin."
    --- Copyright © 1996 Travis R. Burpo


  • January 22, 2001
    " I'd rather attempt to do great things and blow it,
    Than to succeed at meaningless things and get by."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shawn Klawitter --- Colorado


  • January 22, 2001
    " Leaders do not have to be great men or women by being intellectual geniuses or omniscient prophets to succeed, but they do need to have the "right stuff" and this stuff is not equally present in all people. Leadership is a demanding, unrelenting job with enormous pressures and grave responsibilities. It would be a disservice to leaders to suggest that they are ordinary people who happened to be in the right place at the right time. Maybe the place matters, but it takes a special kind of person to master the challenges of opportunity."
    --- Kirkpatrick and Locke --- Submitted by Angie Todd --- Indiana


  • January 19, 2001
    " The best success is usually the one you risk the most to achieve."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Naza --- KL, Malaysia


  • January 19, 2001
    " I am a slow walker...but I never walk backwards."
    --- Abraham Lincoln
    --- Submitted by James Andrews --- Lancashire, United Kingdom



  • January 19, 2001
    " I do not sleep to dream, but dream to change the world."
    --- Martin Carter, National Poet of Guyana
    --- Submitted by K.D. --- St. James, Barbados



  • January 17, 2001
    " The secret of success resides in your daily routine."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Trent Spangler --- California


  • January 17, 2001
    " There are three things that can turn ordinary people into giants.
    They are curiosity, wisdom and humility."
    --- Arnold Westcott --- Submitted by Clare Westcott --- Auckland, New Zealand


  • January 17, 2001
    " Success is one thing you can't pay cash for.
    You've got to buy it on the installment plan
    And make payments every day."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.D. --- Pennsylvania


  • January 15, 2001
    Inside You Lies Greatness

    In each of you, there is a seed;
    A seed of vast potential,
    A place beyond the ego mind,
    A place so rich and fertile
    That you can smell its rich fragrance
    Like after a cool summer rain.
    You can feel this pulse of life
    As it pulses through you.
    This infinite part of you knows,
    Like a beacon in the night.
    It guides you on your journey...
    Back home...
    Back... to the Real You.
    This greatness requires just one thing,
    Your awareness.
    Awareness through your breath,
    Noticing in each moment,
    How precious life really is
    And how precious You really are;
    For you are it's Source
    And It is your beginning.
    You now stand at the crossroads;
    A crossroads of your old self
    And the Real you.
    Embrace this moment.
    Embrace yourself as the creator in your life.
    This is your essence.
    Breathe it in...
    Let it flow.
    Let it just Be.
    And so it is.
    --- Paul Bauer --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


  • January 15, 2001
    " Run until you walk
    Idea is the way to go
    Keep your way clear
    Nobody can chase you up
    Until you reach the goal"
    --- Shaijan P.T. --- Kerala, India


  • January 12, 2001
    " You never lose from giving, you only lose from holding back."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica Smith --- Illinois


  • January 12, 2001
    " A mistake is only evidence that you are doing something."
    --- Copyright © 1996 Troy Davis


  • January 12, 2001
    " Success is never final.
    Failure is never fatal.
    It's the COURAGE which matters."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nethi Gayathri --- Karnattaka, India


  • January 10, 2001
    " Care not the material things around;
    Care the abstract things like honesty, detachment,
    Sobriety, perseverance, punctuality."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rajasekhar G.--- Andhra Pradesh, India


  • January 10, 2001
    " What did you accomplish today that will impact success in your future?"
    --- Copyright © 2001 Alex Lindamood


  • January 10, 2001
    " Hope doesn't guarantee anything, hard work does."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.S. --- California


  • January 8, 2001
    " He who allows his day to pass by without practicing generosity and enjoying life's pleasures is like a blacksmith's bellows; he breathes, but does not live."
    --- Sanskrit proverb --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky


  • January 8, 2001
    " Every employee has a valuable position to play, and every facet of leadership and management has the responsibility of providing every employee with the means to execute it."
    --- Copyright © 2000 Brian G. Jett


  • January 8, 2001
    " If you begin the day with love in your heart,
    Peace in your nerves
    And truth in your mind,
    You not only benefit by their presence
    But also bring them to others."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia


  • January 5, 2001
    " Success is waking up in the morning, whoever you are, wherever you are, however old or young, and bounding out of bed because there's something out there that you love to do, that you believe in, that you're good at-- something that's bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again today."
    --- Whit Hobbs --- Submitted by Lauren N. --- Illinois


  • January 5, 2001
    " Drink the last drop in your cup; get the most out of life."
    --- Alex Papadopoulos --- Submitted by J.K. --- California


  • January 5, 2001
    " The problem with you guys is that you were always trying to be great.
    You never realized how great you are."
    --- CMS Henry B. Palmer, USAF Ret. --- Submitted by Jim Graham --- Georgia


  • January 3, 2001
    " The only thing that stands still is a statue, so you better get moving!"
    --- Copyright © 1994 Cecelia O. Frye


  • January 3, 2001
    " When you have a good team, the only difference between dreams and achievements is hard work."
    --- Chris Bollwage, Mayor of Elizabeth, N.J. --- Submitted by F.V. --- New Jersey