"PERSONAL/SELF GROWTH"
JULY 2001 - SEPTEMBER 2001

    September 28, 2001
    "True leaders are pro-active, not re-active."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Andy Stavros --- Oklahoma
    September 28, 2001
    "Never take a NO from someone
    Who never had the power to say YES in the first place."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Angela N. --- Montana
    September 26, 2001
    "Success - It is not the position you stand,
    But the direction in which you look."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gajan Krishna --- Ontario, Canada
    September 26, 2001
    "In the business world, we are being paid in two coins-the experience and the money. Take the experience first, then the money will come along."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mayette Aparis --- Philippines
    September 24, 2001
    "Each new day presents us with the opportunity to live as though we never lived before. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow is promissory. Live today. That's all you've got."
    Copyright © 2001 Babatunde Ayoola Fajimi
    September 24, 2001
    "If you always do what you've always done,
    You'll always be where you are now."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Misty H. --- Florida


    September 21, 2001
    "When you have nothing to say, say nothing;
    For silence is a friend who will never betray you."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Randy M. --- New Mexico
    September 21, 2001
    "He who hesitates is lost."
    Dad --- Submitted by Gary Navratil --- California
    September 19, 2001
    "Quality is remembered, long after price is forgotten."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by W.U. --- Ontario, Canada
    September 19, 2001
    "One of the most difficult and rewarding tasks in the world today is finding true friendship. When found, it is certainly one of the greatest achievements earned throughout your lifetime!"
    Copyright © 2001 Randy Medina
    September 17, 2001
    "Never regret a day in your life.
    Good days give you experience,
    But both are essential to life.
    All are God's blessing."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mayette Aparis --- Philippines
    September 17, 2001
    "Quantity never means quality;
    Quality comes in small numbers."
    Written by Immaculute D. --- Florida
    September 10, 2001
    "Success is to stand in the presence of GOD unashamed."
    Author Unknown
    --- Submitted by L.Narendar Singh Raj Purohit --- Bangalore, India

    September 10, 2001
    "The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven."
    Og Mandino --- Submitted by Chetan Chopra --- Washington
    September 7, 2001
    "Success is simple arithmetic:
    Possibility = reality when you subtract 'T' from the word 'CAN'T'"
    Copyright © 2001 James J. Sparks
    September 7, 2001
    "A talentless person with heart is more valuable than a heartless person with talent."
    Copyright © 2001 Tony Powell
    September 5, 2001
    "It is a good thing to be specialized in what you do. Don't show off beyond your level of competence by doing things that are not familiar to you."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nora Magnus --- Singapore
    September 5, 2001
    "It is the wise person who can learn from tools, rather than wait for tools from the wise."
    Copyright © 1996 Greg Jones
    August 31, 2001
    "Never mistake kindness for weakness."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Barb T. --- Arizona
    August 29, 2001
    "Never let others control your life. You only get one chance at it and you, and only you, will be held accountable for it."
    Copyright © 2001 Yolunder Norfleet
    August 29, 2001
    "A life without risk is no life at all."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tiffany Brown --- Georgia
    August 27, 2001
    "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
    Arnold Schwarzenegger --- Submitted by Arvind Sawhney --- India
    August 27, 2001
    "Do not expect to accomplish your dreams if you're not willing to help others accomplish their's."
    Kaughee Vill --- Submitted by J.W. --- Colorado
    August 24, 2001
    "If you want your dreams to come true, wake up."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vikram K. --- UP, India
    August 24, 2001
    "If you continue to work hard, success will follow you."
    Author Unknown ---- Submitted by JP Miklus --- Ohio
    August 22, 2001
    "It's not the adversity you will face alone,
    But how you will respond to that adversity,
    For that will determine your success or failure,
    And most importantly, your character."
    Copyright © 2001 Brendan Kirsch
    August 22, 2001
    "By far, you are your toughest competitor. You must fight yourself to keep going, to keep breathing, to get through the pain, but when you are able to conquer yourself, you can beat anyone."
    Copyright © 2001 Devan Ohl
    August 20, 2001
    "Men of genius are admired.
    Men of wealth are envied.
    Men of power are feared,
    But only men of character are trusted."
    Zig Ziglar --- Submitted by Isaac Dankyi-Koranteng --- Ahanti Region, Ghana
    August 20, 2001
    "You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments or publicity."
    Dr. O. A. Battista --- Sent in by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania
    August 17, 2001
    "If you are not happy every morning when you get up, leave for work, or start to work at home; If you are not enthusiastic about doing that, you are not going to be successful."
    Donald M. Kendall --- Submitted by Chetan Chopra --- Washington
    August 17, 2001
    "You can change the way you feel by changing the way you think."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mamta Kumari --- Bihar, India
    August 15, 2001
    "Strength plus power equals success. The strength of your heart's desire plus the power of your mind's imagination will always lead you to success."
    Copyright © 1992 Robert Proctor
    August 15, 2001
    WORK
    "If you have work you are blessed. Work is a religion and the work place is the temple, and your job is the prayer. If you work all your problems disappear. You have food, you have a home, you have a family, you have friends etc. If you work on the work you love, it is not work, it is a recreation. If you choose the work you love, you will never have to work even one single day in your life. If you work and sweat, all your poison in your body gets burned out and you are left with a clean healthy body. If you have an ailment or sickness, get up and do some work and soon you will be cured. If you work you gain real wisdom and your life gets easier. If you work, you understand other people. If you don't have work, become a volunteer and discover the pleasure of work. If you work you leave behind a legacy, therefore, let us all get up in the morning and get to work."
    Copyright © 2001 Subramaniam Masilamany
    August 13, 2001
    Life is more than just winning and losing,
    more than just fortune and fame...
    For when you believe in yourself,
    and dream big...anything is possible.

    Hard work, determination and a big smile are the key elements of success,
    and by pouring your heart into everything you do, greater fulfillment will be yours.

    Run like you've never run before. Forget about times...forget about records....pour your heart into Saturday and when it's all said and done, you can smile and say, I left it all in that smelly, bug infested park!
    Copyright © 2000 Matthew D. Braun
    August 13, 2001
    "Sometimes, life may seem like a tunnel, endless and dark. Don't concentrate on the darkness, concentrate on the light at the light at the end, and you will succeed."
    Written by Julia M. --- Georgia
    August 10, 2001
    "Competition:
    Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed;
    There's so little competition."
    Elbert Hubbard --- Submitted by David Martin --- Ontario, Canada
    August 10, 2001
    "For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be;
    What is once well done, is well done forever."
    Henry David Thoreau --- Submitted by Kevin Hardy --- California
    August 8, 2001
    "If I desire to be more creative, in my lifetime,
    I need to be less critical in my today."
    Copyright © 2001 Scott Johnson
    August 8, 2001
    "When life gets tough and knocks you down,
    Get back up and knock it unconscious."
    Copyright © 2000 Chris Pantano
    August 6, 2001
    "Failure is an option, failure is also a possibility,
    But failure should never be by choice."
    Copyright © 2001 Chuck Norlin
    August 6, 2001
    "Always strive for perfection. If we strive only for excellence we will achieve only mediocrity. We can never achieve perfection; but if we strive for perfection we can achieve excellence."
    Copyright © 2000 Fritz Gisler
    August 3, 2001
    "A dream, given a deadline, becomes a goal."
    Copyright © 1997 C. Fifield
    August 3, 2001
    "Success is the ratio of our ability to our performance. Success is our ability to stand back after a fall or failure. Success is our ability to recover from failures. Success is in improving, thus never complete. Success is our ability to raise our targets, performance and goals. Success is in moving up and not how many valleys and peaks you encounter. Success is not a comparison between our performance or achievements versus someone else."
    Copyright © 2001 Anil Popli
    August 1, 2001
    "Effort=Results"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by R.H. --- Florida
    August 1, 2001
    "Never give advice above the 3rd floor.
    You might not survive the fall if it's not taken well!"
    Copyright © 2001 E. Skidmore
    July 30, 2001
    "The purpose of relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness."
    Neale Donald Walsch --- Submitted by N.G. --- Washington
    July 30, 2001
    "The past may have gotten you here,
    But it doesn't have to ride with you forever."
    Copyright © 2001 Kim Coles
    July 25, 2001
    "In your endeavors do not be surprised by success;
    Be shocked by failure."
    Copyright © 1997 CC Leatherbury
    July 25, 2001
    "If you want to have what people don't,
    Do what people won't."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mike H. --- Selangor, Malaysia
    July 23, 2001
    "An individual isn't born afraid, he is conformed to be afraid.
    I choose not to conform."
    Copyright © 1995 John Karrys
    July 23, 2001
    "A person who wants to be successful should quit sleep, inattentiveness, fear, anger, laziness and should not spend much time on the work, which can be done in less time."
    Copyright © 2000 Sukhmanpreet Singh Sidhu
    July 20, 2001
    "No one can develop freely in this world and find a full life without feeling understood by at least one person. No one comes to know himself through introspection, or in the solitude of his own personal diary. Rather, it is in dialogue, in his meeting with other persons."
    Paul Tournier --- Submitted by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida
    July 20, 2001
    "The truth often hurts, but it is the lie that leaves the scar."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Trina Barrett --- Texas
    July 18, 2001
    "Ten good actions will be forgotten by all
    But one bad action will be remembered by all."
    Copyright © 2001 Anil Popli
    July 18, 2001
    "The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones who care."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chetan Jain --- MA, India
    July 16, 2001
    "You get what you give."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jennifer Russell --- New Hampshire
    July 16, 2001
    "Good works are defined as doing the right things at the right time and for the right reasons."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Paula Bartley --- Oregon
    July 13, 2001
    "Success is not a destination.....it's an attitude!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by John Barton --- California
    July 13, 2001
    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
    Thomas Paine --- Submitted by Gwen B. --- Ohio
    July 11, 2001
    "How a man handles failure defines how truly successful he can become."
    Copyright © 2001 Brian Roscher
    July 11, 2001
    "Happiness does not depend on how much you have to enjoy
    But how much you enjoy what you have."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Balasubramanian Lalitha --- California
    July 9, 2001
    "Don't promise what you can't deliver, but deliver what you can't promise."
    Copyright © 1999 Ken Spirito
    July 9, 2001
    "People who can DO.
    People who can't WHINE.
    So start doing."
    Copyright © 2001 Vedran Saciragic
    July 6, 2001
    "If you do not see perfection in the mirror,
    You have no right to expect perfection from your neighbor."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Henry Kiong --- Singapore
    July 6, 2001
    "The secret to success is learning to like what you have to do."
    Westley Kimball Walton --- Submitted by Kelsey D. --- New Jersey
    July 2, 2001
    "Nothing is possible if you think it is impossible !! Think positive & work hard. Success is always yours."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by P.T. Shaijan --- Kerala, India
    July 2, 2001
    "Don't burn bridges. You'll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river."
    Jackson Brown Jr. --- Submitted by Amy Wall --- Connecticut