"PERSONAL/SELF GROWTH"
MID 1998


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  • " A leader is someone who can assume responsibility
    For his sphere of influence."
    --- L. Ron Hubbard
    --- Contributed by Ron Baginski --- Ohio



  • "I'm a firm believer in luck,
    and I've found the harder I work, the luckier I get."
    --- Thomas Jefferson
    --- Contributed by Jami Stone ---Nebraska



  • "Procrastination is the thief of time"
    --- Edward Young 1683-1765
    --- Contributed by Kanaka Ramiah



  • " The most important thing in communication is hearing
    What isn't being said."
    --- Unknown --- Submitted by Sim Yee --- Malaysia


  • " Adventure is not in the guidebook
    and Beauty is not on the map.
    Seek and ye shall find."
    --- On the Loose --- Contributed by Quetico


  • " An army of sheep led by a lion
    Could easily defeat an army of lions led by a sheep.."
    --- Arab Proverb --- Contributed by Junior --- Pennsylvania


  • " We that had loved him so, followed him, honored him,
    Lived in his mild and magnificent eye,
    Learned his great language, caught his clear accents,
    Made him our pattern to live and to die!."
    --- Robert Browning "The Lost Leader" (1845)
    --- Submitted by Athena



  • " Lead by example, not by force.."
    --- Written/Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it."
    --- Winston Churchill --- Contributed by Q.A.


  • " The best minute I spend is the one I invest in people."
    --- Written/Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " Management that wants to change an institution,
    Must first show it loves that institution."
    --- John Tusa, 1936 --- Contributed by Kanaka Ramiah


  • " Let each day be your masterpiece."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Tania --- Moscow


  • " THE FOUR TO ONE RULE
    For every criticism you make of someone's job performance,
    Make sure you give the person four compliments."
    --- Bob Ottaviani


  • " Opportunity is missed by most people,
    Because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
    --- Thomas Edison --- Contributed by Bill Hurley --- St. Johns, Newfoundland


  • " If I allow myself to be disturbed, I allow myself to fail."
    --- Unknown --- Contributed by Mark MacGregor


  • " Take a minute: Look at your goals.
    Look at your performance.
    See if your performance matches your goals."
    --- Written/Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " The grass may look greener on the other side...
    but it still needs to be mowed."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by RJ Kautz


  • " On the Plains of Hesitation,
    Lie the blackened bones of the countless millions,
    Who at the dawn of victory,
    Sat down to rest,
    And resting died."
    --- Contributed by George


  • " The player who knows how will usually draw.
    The player who knows why will usually win.
    Good players give their best in every match,
    Every game, every move.
    The master knows exactly the right moment to do nothing.
    The popular player loses without an alibi,
    Wins with grace, and draws with a smile."
    --- Tom Wiswell, quoted in Victor Niederhoffer, Education of a Speculator
    --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois



  • " There are only 2 rules for success:
    1. Never tell everything you know.
    2.    "
    --- Contributed by Junior --- Pennsylvania


  • " I have no desires to move mountains,
    Construct monuments, or leave behind, in my wake,
    Material evidence of my existence.
    But, in final recollection, if the essence of my being
    Has caused a SMILE to have appeared upon your face,
    Or a touch of joy within your heart...
    Then in LIVING - I have made my mark."
    --- Thomas L. Odem, Jr. --- Sent to us by Chocosmiley --- New Jersey


  • " Good luck, chin up, don't give up."
    --- Haroon Nawaz --- Florida


  • " Even In The Dark,
    A Little Star Shines."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Melanie R. --- Melbourne, Australia


  • " For yesterday I hold no apologies,
    For tomorrow I hold no answers,
    Today is a gift and
    I will honor it by fully living in it."
    --- Maryanne Radmacher Hershey --- Submitted by Lisa --- Pennsylvania


  • " If you are experiencing resistance
    You must exert some persistence
    In order to improve your existence."
    --- Malcolm X. Trotter


  • " The grass is always greener on the other side
    Until you jump the fence and see the weeds up close."
    --- Albert Grashuis --- Michigan


  • " Do not fear life,
    As you do not fear the stars or the evening breeze.
    We are all here for a purpose
    And everything happens for a reason."
    --- Lori Hard --- California


  • " Slow down:
    I finally figured out the only reason to be alive
    Is to enjoy it."
    --- Rita Mae Brown -- Sent in by Sue --- Australia


  • " If you are capable of love,
    Then someone is capable of loving you."
    --- Kristen M. --- Ohio


  • " Even when days are dark,
    Don't blink for sunshine begins in the mind."
    --- Sandile Ngidi --- South Africa


  • " Do not fear change. Rather embrace it And use it to your advantage."
    --- Lori Hard --- California


  • " Good intentions are not good enough...
    Ultimately we are measured by our actions."
    --- Anonymous --- Submitted by Brian Stout


  • " By meditation upon light and upon radiance,
    Knowledge of the spirit can be reached
    And thus peace can be achieved."
    --- Unknown --- Submitted by Fran Sawyer --- Florida


  • " We do not remember days, we remember moments."
    --- Cesare Pavese --- Submitted by Sue --- Australia


  • " The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be lighted."
    --- Plutarch --- Contributed by Keith Lowry --- Texas


  • " I do not fear tomorrow
    For I have seen today
    And I loved yesterday."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by John Elliott --- Ontario, Canada


  • " This is not a dress rehearsal. This is it."
    --- Tom Cunningham --- Submitted by Sue --- Australia


  • " The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
    Who can do him absolutely no good. "
    --- Ann Landers --- Contributed by Sandra Lalonde --- Ontario, Canada
    --- Author supplied by Lori Hard --- California



  • " Remember that a person's name, is to that person,
    The sweetest sound in any language."
    --- Dale Carnegie --- Contributed by Keith Lowry --- Texas


  • " It takes great courage to faithfully follow
    What we know is true. "
    --- Sara E Anderson --- Contributed by Laura K. --- California


  • " In challenging times when ethics
    Are more important than ever before,
    Make sure you set a good example
    For everyone you work and live with."
    --- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Sent in by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania


  • " To uplift your treatment by others uplift your treatment of yourself."
    --- Vernon Howard --- Contributed by Jodi Brunschwig


  • " Carpe MOMENTO! (Seize the MOMENT!)"
    --- Sent in by Diana Makes


  • " The opposite of talking isn't listening.
    The opposite of talking is waiting."
    --- Fran Lebowitz -- Sent in by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania


  • " Live a normal life."
    --- Anna White --- Contributed by Nick Lloyd --- New Zealand


  • " A true leader has the confidence to stand alone,
    The courage to make tough decisions,
    And the compassion to listen to the needs of others.
    He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one
    By the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.
    In the end, leaders are much like eagles...
    They don't flock, you find them one at a time."
    --- Author Unknown
    --- Sent in by Richard T. Simmons --- Louisiana



  • " Good things come to those who wait,
    But they are left-overs from those who hustle."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Beckie C. --- Colorado


  • " I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul
    By making me hate him."
    --- Booker T. Washington
    Sent in by Chocosmiley --- New Jersey



  • " Keeping the peace sometimes means
    Quietly listening to someone speak of
    Something you disagree with."
    --- Lori Hard --- California


  • " To have dignity in work,
    You must be treated and treat others
    With dignity in the work place."
    --- Geri L. Phillips


  • " It is said that it takes a village to raise a child...
    However...
    It takes the Family to raise a village."
    --- René Plante


  • " Winners don't do different things.
    Winners do things differently."
    --- Sent in by Tee-Boon Koh --- Singapore


  • " Always keep a smile on your face...
    It makes people wonder what you're up too!!! "
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Mya Eglen --- Indiana


  • " True customer service is providing people comfortable service. "
    --- William H. Mertz III


  • " If you can't find the "I" in team, spell it again."
    --- Often told to me by a football coach --- Sent in by Kevin Meyers


  • " The difference between the impossible and possible
    Lies in a man's determination."
    --- Tommy Lasorda --- Submitted by Samantha Dorr


  • " I think it's interesting how much we can accomplish
    Before we find out we can't do something."
    --- General Leslie Groves
    --- Contributed by Sandi Murdock --- Washington, D.C.



  • " To do anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
    --- Steve Prefontaine
    --- Contributed by Tracy Thomas --- Texas
    --- Correction sent in by Maureen S., Age 15 --- Illinoiso



  • " Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. "
    --- Robert F. Kennedy --- Submitted by Samantha Dorr


  • " If someone is mean to you, kill 'em with kindness."
    --- My Nana --- Sent in by Cadykins


  • " Even if something has just one percent chance of success..
    Well it basically boils down to how fast
    You exhaust your ninety nine failures.."
    --- Labhesh Patel --- Student at Stanford --- originally from India


  • " Sure, there's no "i" in team,
    But there is an 'm' and an 'e.'"
    --- Kevin Meyers


  • " If you see someone without a smile;
    Give them one of yours..."
    --- Jacquelinemae A. Rudd


  • " Do not disregard the individuals
    For they are the bravest of us all."
    --- Devon de Leña --- Washington

  • " The bad thing about experience is that it teaches you
    The stuff you don't want to know."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by D.Wilde --- Utah

  • " The truest friendship comes when
    You are first true to yourself."
    --- Lori Hard

  • Re: Taking responsibility for your life, getting back in charge...

    " If you want to be happy with the house you've built,
    You've got to be in charge during construction.
    So, don't be driven by happenstance and circumstance!
    Define a mission, set some goals!
    Mission is your destination,
    Goals are your road maps to get you there!

    ( I asked someone the other day in a seminar,
    after they had expressed frustration with their job,
    "Why are you working there?"
    Their reply... "Well... they had an opening"... )

    Listen! If you want to be happy with the house you've built...
    GET IN CHARGE!
    Take responsibility for where you're going
    And how you're going to get there!"
    --- Keith Lowry, Speak, Inc.

  • " There is no " i " or " u " in team."
    --- Author unknown --- Contributed by Jim L. --- California

  • " Forgiveness is the fragrance of the violet
    That clings fast to the heel that crushed it."
    --- George Roemisch --- Contributed by Fran Sawyer --- Florida

  • " An Organization is successful
    Not because it is big or long established;
    But because there are PEOPLE in it
    Who eat it, sleep it, and build future plans for it."
    --- Author Unknown
    --- Contributed by T.K. --- Malaysia


  • " Open your mind and learn to see."
    --- Robert Hege --- North Carolina

  • " Be a person with great smile
    Be happy and merry all the while
    When things go wrong, don't go blue
    Just smile and say I will get through"
    --- Shyam

  • " Not everything that counts can be counted,
    And not everything that can be counted counts."
    --- (Sign hanging in Einstein's office at Princeton)
    --- Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995
    (may be freely distributed with this acknowledgment)
    --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois



  • " If you think you can you can.
    If you think you can't you're right."
    Mary Kay Ash Chairman Emeritus, Mary Kay Cosmetics
    --- Contributed by Cindhi Herd --- California


  • " Everyone is a potential winner;
    Some people are disguised as losers;
    Don't let their appearances fool you."
    --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " Every job is self-portrait of the person who did it.
    Autograph your work with excellence."
    --- Contributed by --- Jessica Guidobono --- British Columbia, Canada


  • " Feel the power of team work;
    If you know that a drop of water easily gets dried
    And a pool of water hardly gets dried."
    --- Brian Hu --- California


  • " Never think that any situation is too difficult for Truth to Triumph."
    --- From 'The Secret of Letting Go' --- Guy Finley
    --- Contributed by Cheryl Thomas



  • " A heavy hitter is nothing more
    than a little hitter that kept on hitting."
    --- Pete Zafra --- California


  • " Take not what is given, but what is justly earned."
    --- James Allen --- Contributed by Christine Lane


  • " A winner is a loser that was willing to fail
    and get up,
    fail and get up,
    fail and get up,
    fail and get up
    and win."
    --- Pete Zafra --- California


  • " We are not just our behavior,
    we are the person managing our behavior.
    Being honest with people eventually works.
    Goals begin behaviors.
    Consequences maintain behavior."
    --- Blanchard and Johnson
    --- Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois



  • " Anger is pointless, get rid of it."
    --- Written/Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois


  • " Half the job is getting started
    The other half is completing it."
    --- Matthew Jay Butler


  • " The customer may not always be right, however,
    it's not our job to prove they are wrong."
    --- Al Wellenreiter


  • " The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary."
    --- Glen --- Massachusetts


  • " Buying cheap to save money is like stopping the clock to save time,
    Neither works. "
    --- Quote from Think and Grow Rich --- Submitted by Christine Lane


  • " Success is; knowing what your doing,
    loving what your doing,
    and believing what your doing. "
    --- Napoleon Hill --- Submitted by Christine Lane


  • " If you throw dirt you're bound to lose ground."
    --- Contributed by Kelly K. Marshall --- Tennis Pro


  • " The three A's to ultimate fulfillment:
    Acknowledge, Apply, Attain."
    --- Della Harbin


  • " Don't let what you can't do, stop you from doing what you can do."
    --- Contributed by Peggy Richard --- Louisiana


  • " A good way to judge a person is by how they treat someone
    who will not give them anything."
    --- Author unknown --- Contributed by Matthew Asher


  • " No man walks with dignity whose step is rushed."
    --- Anonymous --- Contributed by Kristi Wright


  • " Arrogance makes failure.
    Once you think you know the answer, it's almost always over."
    --- Millard Drexler, CEO of The GAP, Inc.
    --- Contributed by Elizabeth Donnelson



  • " Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
    Small people always do that,
    But the really great make you feel that you, too, are great."
    --- Mark Twain --- Contributed by Kristi Wright


  • " An error is not a mistake until you refuse to correct it."
    --- Contributed by Denise Polin


  • " Commitment,
    Determination,
    and Fearless Drive"
    --- from CBS on Saturn Commercial with the Winter Olympics
    --- Contributed by Dominic Reicks



  • " Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom."
    --- submitted by Amy Rossi --- Ohio


  • " Have faith in people.
    Believe in them, trust them
    and you will draw out the best in them.
    They will rise high to your expectations."
    --- Contributed by Kristi Wright


  • " Don't judge those who try and fail.
    Judge only those who fail to try."
    --- Contributed by Amy Rossi, Ohio


  • " A ship should not sail on a single anchor,
    nor life on a single hope."
    --- Epictetus --- Sent by SuanLoyd


  • " I am a great believer in luck,
    and I find that the harder I work, the more luck I have."
    --- Thomas Jefferson --- Contributed by Corky Akins


  • " Scientifically a bee is too fat to fly.
    It's not aerodynamic enough and it's wings are too short.
    But why does it still fly you ask?
    Because nobody told him he couldn't."
    --- Contributed by Q.A.