"PERSONAL/SELF GROWTH"
OCTOBER 2001 - DECEMBER 2001


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  • December 21, 2001
    " As you journey through life chose your destinations well, but do not hurry there for you will arrive soon enough. Wander the back roads and forgotten paths keeping your destination in your heart like the fixed point of a compass. Seek out new voices, strange sights and ideas foreign to your own - such things are riches for the soul. And if upon arrival you find that your destination is not exactly as you had dreamed, do not be disappointed. Think of all you would have missed, but for the journey there, and know that the true worth of your travels lies in not where you come to be at journey's end but in who you come to be along the way."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Melanie Amos --- Ontario, Canada


  • December 19, 2001
    " The thing that brought us together is called Faith;
    Success is by choice,
    Change for improvement
    And Act to achieve results."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Joe Pie


  • December 19, 2001
    " If you always try to walk softly and speak quietly,
    You will then be able to enjoy all of life's potential."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Craig Farquhar


  • December 17, 2001
    " There two types of people; the can do and the can't.
    Which are you?"
    --- Copyright 2001 George R. Cabrera


  • December 17, 2001
    " A person's worth is not determined by achievements,
    But by their ability to give hope to others."
    --- Written in 2001 by Andrew C. --- Texas


  • December 14, 2001
    " The only dreams impossible to reach are the ones you never pursue."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Michael Deckman


  • December 14, 2001
    " One must have strategies to execute dreams."
    --- Azim Premji - CEO Wipro Ind.
    --- Submitted by Anand Datwani --- Dubai, United Arab Emirates



  • December 12, 2001
    ALWAYS A BETTER WAY

    Speak to me about desperation;
    I will give you hope.

    Look at me with grief;
    I will return a gracious smile.

    Show me disbelief;
    I will share with you my faith.

    Tell me you're in haste;
    I will urge you to calm down.

    Talk to me in useless arguments;
    I will answer you in silence.

    Speak to me of mental torture;
    I will exhibit inner peace.

    Give me an account of violence;
    I will recount some peaceful means.

    Do me any form of abuses;
    You'll see, I will still be whole.

    Talk to me about being tired of living;
    Just look how happy I am to be alive.

    Life will always be
    Choices of make or break.
    Whatever I choose to do,
    Whatever I choose to be,
    However I choose to feel,
    I make sure I take the better way.
    --- Copyright © 2001 Portia E. Calleja


  • December 12, 2001
    " Once you get on the right track, if you stay there, something's bound to run over you."
    --- Mark Twain --- Submitted by John Connor --- Tennessee


  • December 10, 2001
    " In life, do not follow a set path.
    Trek through the uncharted and leave one for others."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Ryan McLaughlin


  • December 10, 2001
    " The journey of a full life is easily traveled best and enjoyed most
    When you unload the heaviest baggage called Unforgiveness."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Rodney Ronquillo


  • December 7, 2001
    " There are two certain things in life. First, life is not fair and was never meant to be fair. Life's inequalities are opportunities for change and success. Second, our past should not and/or does not dictate our future, but should influence the choices we make in life."
    --- Copyright © 1997 Brian J. Guess


  • December 7, 2001
    " When odds are against me, I prove them wrong.
    When all else fails, I succeed.
    When all turns to ash, from it I rise.
    So it doesn't matter what you throw at me or what you do,
    I will rise above it."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Luke C. --- Victoria, Australia


  • December 5, 2001
    " Our lives can change with every breath we take.
    That is why we have to let go of what has been done."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Licya H. --- Tokyo, Japan


  • December 5, 2001
    " I have followed 3 principles in my life on working hard.
    These principles have never let me down.
    1. Work hard.
    2. There is no substitute for hard work.
    3. Hard work always pays."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Enoch Stephen


  • December 3, 2001
    " Believe in yourself, be strong, never give up no matter what the circumstances are. You are a champion and will overcome the dreaded obstacles. Champions take failure as a learning opportunity, so take in all you can, and run with it. Be your best and don't ever ever give up."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Brad Gerrard


  • December 3, 2001
    " What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it? Would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Allison Z. --- Pennsylvania


  • November 30, 2001
    " It is said; A man on his deathbed, never voiced the regret;
    'I wish I had spent more time at the office.'"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by M. Hess --- Nevada


  • November 30, 2001
    " Say what you mean and mean what you say. For the things you say and don't mean are lies and the things you mean but don't say are hidden truths that deserve to be spoken for the world to hear!"
    --- Copyright © 2001 Libbey Beinert


  • November 28, 2001
    " There are no mistakes in life,
    Just lessons to be learned by actions to be taken:
    And Action is 'Living'."
    --- Written in 2001 by Yvon & Clara --- Quebec, Canada


  • November 28, 2001
    " Try to forget yourself in the service of others. For when we think too much of ourselves and our own interests, we easily become despondent. But when we work for others, our efforts return to bless us."
    --- Sidney Powell --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky


  • November 26, 2001
    " Integrity is doing the right thing, even if no one is looking."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Teresa Lister --- Montana


  • November 26, 2001
    Dream your own dream and follow your own star.
    There wouldn't be a heaven full of stars
    If we were all supposed to wish on the same one!
    There will always be dreams grander or humbler that yours,
    But there will never be a dream exactly like your own.
    For you are unique and more wonderful than you know!

    Do your best!
    There are no short cuts on the way to a dream.
    So give all you have to all that you do.
    And above all things
    Believe in yourself.
    This is all your dream asks of you, but it is everything.
    --- Author Unknown
    --- Submitted by Janine Oberem --- Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa



  • November 21, 2001
    " Never judge a last resort."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Labhesh Patel


  • November 21, 2001
    " It is truly easier to say 'NO'
    Than to live with the consequences of saying 'YES.'"
    --- Frank Wampler --- Submitted by Pam Wampler --- Pennsylvania


  • November 19, 2001
    " Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
    --- Sun Tzu --- Submitted by Murali Duggineni --- Andhra Pradesh, India


  • November 19, 2001
    " Willpower is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see."
    --- Arthur Schopenhauer --- Submitted by Gurudath Rao --- Karnataka, India


  • November 16, 2001
    " Trust is like a crystal vase.
    Once it is shattered, it is broken forever."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Salome Y. --- Maharashtra, India


  • November 16, 2001
    " Embrace life today and be thankful for what you have right now in this very moment. You never know when your time will come."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Jennifer Root


  • November 14, 2001
    " As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world -- that is the myth of the 'atomic age' -- as in being able to remake ourselves."
    --- Mahatma Gandhi --- Submitted by Gurudath Rao --- Karnataka, India


  • November 14, 2001
    " I've got to follow them; I am the Leader."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anand Datwani --- Dubai, United Arab Emirates


  • November 12, 2001
    " It's not how you get an opportunity that matters.
    It's what you do with it once you get it that counts."
    --- Copyright © 2001 C. Donelson


  • November 9, 2001
    " Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it."
    --- Edward Bulwer-Lytton --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky


  • November 9, 2001
    " If you don't have something nice to say,
    Then don't say it."
    --- My Mother --- Submitted by Connie DiNardi --- New Jersey


  • November 7, 2001
    " I abstain from the company of those
    Who believe chatting as wisdom
    And silence as ignorance."
    --- Khalil Jibran --- Submitted by Umer Bashir --- Kashmir, Pakistan


  • November 7, 2001
    " Each problem that I solved became a rule
    Which served afterwards to solve other problems."
    --- Rene Descartes --- Submitted by Murali Duggineni --- Andhra Pradesh, India


  • November 5, 2001
    " There are two sides to every story
    And TRUTH lays somewhere in the middle."
    --- Jean Gati --- Submitted by A. Cunningham --- Texas


  • November 5, 2001
    " Meditate for at least 10 minutes every day, reflecting upon yourself and your activities. This will lead to Self-Realization and this in turn is the first and foremost step to SUCCESS."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Pranav Sharma --- New York


  • November 2, 2001
    " A person is a success if they wake up in the morning and make it to bed at night, and in between do what they want to."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Tim Langhauser


  • November 2, 2001
    " Some cause happiness wherever they go;
    Others, whenever they go."
    --- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) --- Submitted by Vinay Kant --- New Jersey


  • October 31, 2001
    " Success is directly proportional to effort."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by JP ODonnell --- Washington


  • October 31, 2001
    " I might not have the correct key to open the door to success,
    But at least I know where the door is situated."
    --- Copyright © 2000 Sifiso Msabala


  • October 29, 2001
    " The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back."
    --- Abigail Van Buren --- Submitted by Jennifer Yontz --- Florida


  • October 29, 2001
    " The poorest man is the one who has only the money."
    --- Dr. Johnny Imlan (My Professor)
    --- Submitted by Maria Sydel Quiban --- Manila, Philippines



  • October 26, 2001
    " If I have to fight with someone, it will only be in the form of education and knowledge."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Sifiso Msabala


  • October 26, 2001
    " Take from a man and he will never give you the chance to take from him again; give to a man and he will take every chance to give back."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Jonathan Lee


  • October 24, 2001
    " Life is too short to ponder the "what if's" and fear rejection."
    --- Written by T. Dufek --- Pennsylvania


  • October 22, 2001
    " Kindness "has the same etymology as "kinship." When a person behaves kindly, he enlarges the scope of his kinship relationships and promotes the strengths of all of us."
    --- Dr. Arnold Beisser --- Submitted by Debora Brownyard --- Nebraska


  • October 22, 2001
    " To be number one, you have to train like number two."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Clair Boschee --- Iowa


  • October 19, 2001
    " Live out of your imagination, not your history."
    --- Stephen Covey --- Submitted by Elise P. --- New Jersey


  • October 19, 2001
    " Speak of what you want, and not of what you do not want."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by David M. --- North Carolina


  • October 17, 2001
    " What works wins, not because it wins but because it works; the evolutionary process itself."
    --- Copyright © 2001 David Wiggins


  • October 17, 2001
    " Ambition is success's best friend."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeremy Scheeringa --- Indiana


  • October 15, 2001
    " Spread peace and love around the world. All it takes is one person, one thought and the act of a kind deed to spread love and peace around the world. Spread your gift of love to another to make the difference here and in this lifetime."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Kimerly Adamson


  • October 15, 2001
    " There's only one way to fail and that's to quit."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jean Runevitch --- Michigan


  • October 12, 2001
    " Don't let your success of today lay you into complacency for tomorrow.
    For that, my friend, is the worst form of failure."
    --- Og Mandino --- Submitted by Mark Ward --- Eastern Cape, South Africa


  • October 12, 2001
    " If you want to win, go and meet those who lost."
    --- Author Unknown
    --- Submitted by Archit Khandelwal --- Madhya Pradesh, India



  • October 10, 2001
    " The most important thing my father taught me:
    Do every job so that if you had to sign your name to it,
    You would be proud."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Deborah Windsor


  • October 10, 2001
    " Hard work is the ultimate product of desire."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Joel Hamilton


  • October 8, 2001
    " Managers do things right.
    Leaders do the right things."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Scott Scheffer --- New York


  • October 8, 2001
    " Don't count time - make time count."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Debbie E. --- Ontario, Canada


  • October 5, 2001
    " Managers make money.
    Leaders make change."
    --- Copyright © 2001 David Dunn


  • October 5, 2001
    " If unhappy in a situation, try to change the situation.
    But if the change is inevitable,
    Then change the parameters of your happiness."
    --- Written by V.K. --- Maharastra, India


  • October 3, 2001
    " We must respond with justice, not revenge.
    For if we respond with revenge, we become the evil that we deplore."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Corpearl D. --- Ontario, Canada


  • October 3, 2001
    " If you know that you can do it, just go ahead and do it.
    And while you are at it, do it in the best possible way that you can."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Sarita Gonsalves


  • October 1, 2001
    " Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it everyday,
    And at last, we cannot break it."
    --- Horace Mann --- Submitted by Shubhodip Pal Chowdhary --- West Be, India


  • October 1, 2001
    " Coming together is a beginning
    Keeping together is progress
    Working together is a success."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by JR Velez --- New York