"PERSONAL/SELF GROWTH"
EARLY 1998


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  • " I don't know what your destiny will be,
    But one thing I do know:
    The only ones among you who will be really happy,
    Are those who have sought and found how to serve."
    --- Albert Schweitzer
    --- Contributed by Mike Ver Velde --- California



  • " The body achieves what the mind believes."
    --- KT--- Sent in by Steve Billinton -- Ontario, Canada


  • " Success is the child of audacity."
    --- Benjamin Disraeli --- Sent in by Martha H. Varzaly --- Pennsylvania


  • " Knowledge is the eye of desire
    And can become the pilot of the soul."
    --- Robert Hege --- North Carolina


  • " Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry,
    The philosophy which does not laugh,
    And the greatness which does not bow before children."
    --- Khalil Gibran --- Contributed by Chocosmiley --- New Jersey


  • Keys to Success:

    " Expect happiness.
    Believe in magic.
    Take responsibility for what you create.
    Look for the best in everything.
    You have already won and you will continue to win."
    --- Leah Solara --- Contributed by Elana Lindquist


  • " Life is like an amusement park-
    Work hard, have fun;
    The park's closing soon."
    --- Chuck Wiltraut --- Pennsylvania


  • " Love is life...
    and if you miss love,
    you miss life."
    --- Leo Buscaglia


  • " You believe as you like,
    Discuss your differences,
    But respect my beliefs
    As I respect yours.
    Never should we stop being friends,
    Nor should we harm one another for any reason,
    Simply cause we disagree."
    --- Dick Sanchis (1972) --- Sent in by T.J. Dreher --- Alaska


  • " To Learn, You Have To Listen.
    To Improve, You Have To Try."
    --- For A Gymnast --- By P. Johnson


  • " If you judge people,
    You have no time to love them."
    --- Mother Teresa --- Contributed by Chocosmiley --- New Jersey


  • " Ideals are like stars,
    You will not succeed in touching them with your hands.
    But like the seafaring men on the desert of waters,
    You choose them as your guides,
    And following them you will reach your destiny."
    --- Carl Schurz --- Contributed by Robyn Mauza --- British Columbia, Canada


  • " Isolation is a aloneness that feels forced upon you, like a punishment. Solitude is aloneness you chose and embrace. I think great things come out of solitude, out of going to a place where all is quiet except the beating of your heart."
    --- Jeanne Marie Laskas --- Contributed by Gary Harrington --- Michigan


  • " Never become irritable when waiting for something; if you are patient, you'll find that you can wait a lot faster. The secret to patience is to do something else in the meantime."
    --- Sent in by Lori Hard


  • " If you're on time, you're already too late."
    --- General. George Patton --- Contributed by Jim L. --- California
    --- Author correction provided by Steve Vise, USAF Retired



  • " Do not go where danger lies,
    For there awaits misfortune.
    She who walks with eyes averted will stumble and fall."
    --- Lori Hard


  • " Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
    Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."
    --- Pamela Vaull Starr --- Contributed by Kelly Timlin --- Minnesota


  • " Success is not all about money.
    It's about having the resources and the ability to live the life,
    That you have personally dreamed of."
    --- Pete Zafra --- California


  • " Judgment by others has no effect,
    Unless you are judging yourself."
    --- James Allen --- Contributed by Christine Lane


  • " As for you my fine friend,
    You are a victim of disorganized thinking.
    You are under the unfortunate delusion
    That simply because you run away from danger,
    You have no courage.
    You're confusing courage with wisdom."
    --- Frank Morgan as the Wizard of Oz: To Cowardly Lion
    --- Contributed by Melissa Slusher --- Virginia



  • " Happiness appears most readily when it is not searched for.
    It is attainable through dwelling in happiness mentally."
    --- Lori Hard


  • Boss or Leader?

    " A Boss creates fear.
    A Leader creates confidence.

    Bossism creates resentment.
    Leadership breeds enthusiasm.

    A Boss says: "I".
    A Leader says: "We".

    A Boss fixes blame.
    A Leader fixes mistakes.

    A Boss knows how.
    A Leader shows how.

    Bossism makes work drudgery.
    Leadership makes work interesting.

    A Boss relies on authority.
    A Leader relies on cooperation.

    A Boss drives.
    A Leader leads."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Fran Sawyer --- Florida


  • " Teamwork is the long word for Success."
    --- Jacquelinemae A. Rudd


  • " Accept and expect positive things,
    And that is what you will receive."
    --- Lori Hard


  • " Believe half of what you see
    And none of what you hear....."
    --- (Taught to me by My Mom, Vivian Traendly)
    --- Contributed by Gail Rongen --- Massachusetts



  • " Don't let the small stuff get you down:
    Just remember every thing is a small thing...."
    --- By: My Dad --- Contributed by Matthew Asher


  • " Success is similar to the remedy to a common cold.
    You have to FEED the FAITH and STARVE the DOUBT."
    --- Andre Vieira --- Montreal, Canada


  • " Thoughts are like a flame.
    Small thoughts produce small heat.
    Big thoughts make an inferno."
    --- Jim Lu --- California


  • " Let a smile be your umbrella."
    --- From a song by the same title
    --- Written by composer Sammy Fain with lyrics by Irving Kahal
    --- Contributed by Jennie --- Texas
    --- Authors names supplied by Carlton Hughes



  • " Friendship with oneself is all important,
    Because without it,
    One cannot be friends with anyone else in the world."
    --- Eleanor Roosevelt --- Contributed by Brandi Nunnery


  • " If you cannot get out of it,
    You may as well get into it."
    --- Popular in the U.S. Army --- Contributed by Lee Cichanowicz


  • " Always see the best of a person,
    They may not be having a great day."
    --- Written/Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " You must love people and use money,
    Not love money and use people."
    --- Tom Luu, CEO , WMAS --- Contributed by Jim Lu--- California


  • " No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement."
    --- Greg Henry Quinn --- Contributed by Brandi Nunnery


  • " People who are afraid to fail
    Can never experience the joys of success."
    --- Pete Zafra --- California


  • " Advice is like snow;
    The softer it falls the longer it dwells upon,
    And the deeper it sinks into the mind."
    --- Samuel Taylor Coleridge --- Contributed by Todd Wielgos


  • " Those who fear the thorns, cannot pick the roses."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Alfred Stuart Jr


  • " Procrastination is the seed of self destruction."
    --- Matthew Burton --- Idaho


  • " When you really want something,
    Go after it
    And make preparations as though it were already yours.
    Otherwise when it comes to you,
    You won't be ready for it!"
    --- Larry Bennett --- Author/OPW


  • " We teach some by what we say.
    We teach more by what we do.
    We teach most by what we are. "
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Joyce Singleton


  • " Just remember, the attitude that you wake up with
    Determines the kind of day you will have."
    --- Krysta Oberg --- Kentucky


  • " If you mess up and learn nothing,
    It's a mistake.
    If you mess up and learn something,
    It's experience."
    --- Mark McFadden --- Maryland


  • " Anger is the lamp which blows out the lamp of the mind."
    --- Christina Ochoa


  • " Authority does not make you a leader,
    It gives you the opportunity to be one."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Todd Wielgos


  • Decisions and Possibilities

    " The way to activate the seeds of your creation is by making choices about the results you want to create. When you make a choice, you activate vast human energies and resources, which otherwise go untapped. All too often people fail to focus their choices upon results and therefore their choices are ineffective. If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise."
    --- Robert Fritz --- Contributed by Gary Harrington --- Michigan


  • " We get other peoples' approval if we do right and try hard,
    But our own approval is worth a hundred times more!!!"
    ---- Sent by Jody C. Burnett --- California


  • " Your daily agenda must be goal driven.
    If not, all task driven agenda will perpetuate."
    --- Glenn Crider


  • " Yesterday's lessons and experiences must be used wisely today
    To create a better tomorrow."
    --- Pete Zafra --- California


  • " The desire to have things done quickly,
    Invariably prevents them from being done thoroughly."
    --- Sent by Jody C. Burnett --- California


  • " You can mold a mannerism,
    But you must chisel a character."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Todd Wielgos


  • " Success, will be determined by your powers,
    Not by those who try to influence you with theirs!!!"
    --- Sent by Jody C. Burnett --- California


  • " Using a spoon or a steam shovel
    is often less important a decision
    than digging in the right spot! "
    --- Glenn Crider


  • " Success is not to know the most about what you do,
    It is to do the most about what you don't know."
    --- Arthur Vergopoulos --- Sydney, Australia


  • " Never treat another as if they do not matter."
    --- Written/Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " Be kind to your enemies,
    It will keep them confused."
    --- Sandy J.H. --- New Jersey


  • " Practice makes perfect,
    So be careful what you practice."
    --- W.E. Channing --- Contributed by The Mc Loughlins --- Ireland


  • " It's amazing what ordinary people can do;
    If they set out without preconceived notions."
    --- Charles F. Kettering --- Contributed by Gary Harrington --- Michigan


  • " Don't be afraid to go out on a limb;
    That's where you will find all of the fruit!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jami Stone --- Nebraska


  • " I always thought there was at least one person in the stands
    Who had never seen me play, and I didn't want to let him down. "
    --- Joe Dimaggio --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " Walking away from situations
    You find emotionally upsetting
    Is not an admission of defeat,
    But a sign of wisdom."
    --- Sent by Jody C. Burnett --- California


  • " Only those who risk going too far
    Can possibly find out how far one can go."
    --- T.S. Eliot --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " I am enough of an artist
    To draw freely upon my imagination.
    Imagination is more important than knowledge.
    Knowledge is limited.
    Imagination encircles the world."
    --- Albert Einstein --- Contributed by Gary Harrington --- Michigan


  • " Don't mind criticism.
    If it's untrue, disregard it;
    If it's unfair, keep from irritation;
    If it's ignorant, smile;
    If it's justified, learn from it."
    --- Contributed by Jessica Guidobono --- British Columbia, Canada


  • " Players Win Games, Teams Win Championships."
    --- Bill Taylor --- Missouri


  • " I admire most those that have achieved much from little,
    Than those who have achieved much with more."
    --- John Pietrykowski


  • " Motivation is what gets you started
    Habit is what keeps you going!"
    --- Jim Ryun --- Contributed by QA
    --- Author's name provided by Betty Winslow --- 8-00



  • " If you have faith in yourself and your abilities,
    You will immediately begin to feel that things are going your way!"
    --- Pete Zafra --- California


  • A Chinese Saying:
    " If you know yourself well,
    And know your enemy/competitor well,
    You will win the battle almost 100 percent."
    --- Attributed to Sun Tzu from his book 'The Art of War'
    --- Originally submitted by Brian Hu --- California
    --- Author's name supplied by Troy Moore --- Michigan



  • " Those who want to succeed will find a way,
    Those who don`t will find an excuse!"
    --- Leo Aguila


  • " Who you are shouts so loudly in my ears,
    I cannot hear what you say."
    --- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Contributed by Tony


  • " Help people reach their full potential.
    Catch them doing something right."
    --- Submitted by Dan Kelly, Illinois and all his friends


  • " Wasting your time in anxious worry over what you may not have
    Is a good way to waste what you need to get it."
    --- 'Freedom From the Ties That Bind.' --- Guy Finley --- Submitted by Cheryl Thomas


  • " We are born with our eyes closed and our mouths open,
    AND
    We spend our whole lives trying to reverse that mistake of nature."
    --- Sandy J.H. --- New Jersey


  • " People say it's an overnight success. They never realize the countless sleepless nights, the years of frustration, the pain that had to be constantly endured, and the anxiety that had to be experienced for failing so many times until that success, that seemed to have happened overnight, is finally achieved!"
    --- Pete Zafra --- California


  • " Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."
    --- Marcus Washling --- Contributed by Chris Wendelin --- Illinois


  • " If you're not the leader, the view never changes."
    --- Contributed by Kevin Rogers --- Georgia


  • " The more I've thought about it over the years, the more I've concluded that what really leads to outstanding consultants, and I think then outstanding performance in almost anything you can think of, is the willingness to really take risks.

    Take risks with your thinking, to take risks in how far you're trying to push the client, and not to be conservative and too cautious. I had a conversation with a colleague recently who was learning how to ski. He said that, in the course of his ski week, he concluded that, if you weren't falling, you weren't learning, and I think that's, you know, a general rule of life. You've got to take risks and be willing to fail."
    --- Fred Gluck, Managing Director, McKinsey & Co.
    --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois



  • " Life is like water.
    Cow drinks water and makes milk.
    Snake drinks water and makes poison."
    --- Grandmaster Wonik Yi --- Contributed by Kelly K. Marshall --- Tennis Pro


  • " Three things in human life are important.
    The first is to be kind.
    The second is to be kind.
    The third is to be kind."
    --- Henry James --- Contributed by The Mc Loughlins --- Ireland


  • " You can't stay mad at someone that makes you laugh."
    --- Jay Leno --- contributed by Sandy J. H. --- New Jersey


  • " A wise man should have money in his hand, but not in his heart."
    --- Jonathan Swift --- Contributed by The Mc Loughlins --- Ireland


  • " Hit the ball over the fence, and you can take your time going around the bases."
    --- J.W. Raper --- contributed by Junior -- Pennsylvania


  • " For an ethic is not an ethic, and a value not a value, without some sacrifice to it. Something given up, something not taken, something not gained. We do it in exchange for a greater good, for something worth more than just money and power and position. The great paradox of this philosophy is that in the end it brings one greater gain than any other philosophy."
    --- Jerry Kohlberg --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " Change is 'rut prevention'."
    --- Peg Wood


  • " Feedback is the breakfast of champions."
    --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " Effective managers manage themselves and the people they work with so that both the organization and the people profit from their presence."
    --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " People who feel good about themselves produce good results."
    --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " Only after we open our eyes to a new idea, can we truly hear."
    --- Bob Martinelli --- Rhode Island


  • " God gives every bird food, but he doesn't put it in the nest."
    --- Submitted by Kelly Marshall --- Tennis pro


  • " Criticism is the fruit of a self-appointed judge,
    And it usually is rotten."
    --- Peg Wood


  • " Great people are created by great mistakes that are learned from,
    Not from great successes that are gloated upon."
    --- Elmer Clark