"PERSONAL/SELF GROWTH"
AUGUST 1999 - DECEMBER 1999


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  • December 29, 1999
    " The road of life will always be full of curves, potholes, and dangerous driving conditions. Success is not crashing the car."
    --- Copyright © 1999 Tim Barchie --- Georgia


  • December 27, 1999
    " Life is a Miracle
    Don't let it slip away,
    Open your heart to others
    Give of yourself each day.

    See the Beauty in everyone
    Regardless of where they've been,
    Some have a difficult journey
    And really need a friend.

    Share your talents
    Listen with your heart.
    Do the things you dream about
    But don't have time to start.

    Pick a bouquet of flowers
    Show someone that you care,
    Be gracious and forgiving
    Life is never fair.

    Hold on to your courage
    You may need it down the road,
    We all have a cross to bear
    It could be a heavy load.

    If your practice all these things
    No matter where you roam,
    You may find both sun and rain
    But you'll never feel alone."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


  • December 24, 1999
    " You are what you do and just as importantly, what you do not do."
    --- Brian Roscher --- New Jersey


  • December 22, 1999
    " The person who does not use their Selling Skills,
    Has no advantage over the person who has no Selling Skills!"
    --- Copyright © 1999 Larry Josephs --- Minnesota


  • December 20, 1999
    " Have patience with all things, but most of all yourself."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kim Faram --- Australia


  • December 17, 1999
    " A boss says GO while a leader says LET'S GO."
    --- Gen. Douglas McArthur --- Sent in by Adam --- New York


  • December 17, 1999
    " My grandfather told me there are two kinds of people:
    Those who do the work and those who take the credit.
    He told me to be in the first group,
    There is less competition there."
    --- Indira Gandhi --- Sent in by Teresa Meyer --- Perth, Western Australia


  • December 15, 1999
    " It's not what's said, but what's not said
    That heals our hurts the first.
    It's not what's said, but what's not said
    That hurts the spirit worst."
    --- Copyright © 1999 Henry Gobeil --- Saskatchewan, Canada


  • December 15, 1999
    " Don't give up when you still have something to give.
    Nothing is really over until you stop trying."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rachel Ganslaw --- Washington, D.C.


  • December 13, 1999
    " Great leadership should not be confused with fleeting moments of glory, but is more like wind on desert sands. The changes occurring at any given hour on any particular dune are small. But over time, the whole landscape changes."
    --- Copyright © 1999 Cheryl Davis --- Sent in by Tim Barchie --- Georgia


  • December 13, 1999
    " The best way to kill time, is to work it to death."
    --- Copyright © 1999 Garland R.Goesch --- California


  • December 10, 1999
    " The wealthiest people in the world
    Are the ones who are conscious of their time
    And the most powerful people in the world
    Are the ones who are conscious of their mind."
    --- Copyright © 1999 Jimmy Kan --- New York


  • December 10, 1999
    " Success is like a ladder,
    And no one has ever climbed a ladder
    With their hands in their pockets."
    --- Zig Ziglar --- Sent in by Betsy Haskvitz --- South Dakota


  • December 8, 1999
    " Fear is false evidence that appears real."
    --- Submitted by Steven Oliveira --- Ontario, Canada


  • December 8, 1999
    WINNERS VS. LOSERS

    A Winner always has a program.
    A Loser always has an excuse.

    A Winner says "Let me do it for you."
    A Loser says "That's not my job."

    A Winner is always part of the answer.
    A Loser is always part of the problem.

    A Winner sees an answer for every problem.
    A Loser sees a problem in every answer.

    A Winner looks for opportunities, to find someone doing something right.
    A Loser looks for opportunities, to find someone doing something wrong.

    A Winner says "It may be difficult, but it's possible."
    A Loser says "It may be possible, but it's too difficult."

    A Winner accepts responsibility, for what they do, right or wrong.
    A Loser accepts responsibility, for what they do right,
    And blames others, for what they do wrong.
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by David Ian Gussin


  • December 6, 1999
    " To be a winner, all you need to give is all you have."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Michelle Kozempa --- Ohio


  • December 6, 1999
    " If you have goals and procrastination, it's like wearing two left shoes;
    You're not going to get very far."
    --- Copyright © 1999 Jewel Diamond Taylor --- California


  • December 3, 1999
    " Everybody needs a somebody to remind them they are somebody
    When they feel like a nobody."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alexis Watkins --- South Carolina


  • December 3, 1999
    " If the path to happiness is a fine balance on a tight wire,
    May our net be resilient with a hearty sense of humor."
    --- Debra --- Illinois


  • December 1, 1999
    " Without a dream, there is no reason to work.
    Without work, there is no reason to dream!"
    --- Lee Ayers --- Iowa


  • November 29, 1999
    " Success consists of getting up just one time more than you've fallen down."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


  • November 24, 1999
    " Loneliness is the curse of an idle mind.
    If you lift your thoughts to higher things,
    The loneliness will lift itself."
    --- Copyright 1999 Neill MacRae --- Tasmania, Australia


  • November 22, 1999
    " In life true friends are hard to find,
    Harder to leave,
    And impossible to forget!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Justin Legar --- California


  • November 19, 1999
    " People who neglect their families
    To climb that proverbial ladder of success
    Often learn too late
    That the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall."
    --- Stephen R. Covey --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- Washington


  • November 19, 1999
    " A smile is the light in your window that tells others
    That there is a caring, sharing person inside."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Teresa Meyer --- Perth, Western Australia


  • November 17, 1999
    " There is no fear of change in my world, only an awareness;
    For to adapt is to survive."
    --- Chris Gizinski


  • November 15, 1999
    " In the end, the buck stops with you.
    If you feel as though the world is caving in around you,
    Reach out and stop it.
    Only you have the power to change your own life."
    --- Neill MacRae --- Tasmania, Australia


  • November 12, 1999
    " The sailor doesn't ask for more wind,
    He learns how to sail."
    --- Gustaf Lindborg --- Sent in by Mattias Norstrom


  • November 10, 1999
    " Just because you have a right to do something
    Doesn't mean it's the right thing to do."
    --- Sue Knotts --- New Jersey


  • November 8, 1999
    " I accept life unconditionally.
    Life holds so much -- so much to be happy about ALWAYS.
    Most people ask for happiness on condition.
    Happiness can only be felt if you DON'T set conditions."
    --- Jen Dragoo --- Texas


  • November 5, 1999
    " A candle never loses any of its light by lighting another candle."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Heather Tibbetts --- Florida


  • November 3, 1999
    " It doesn't matter how much milk you spill
    As long as you don't lose the cow."
    --- Harvey Mackay --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


  • November 1, 1999
    " Speak not against anyone whose burden you have not weighed yourself."
    --- Marion Bradley --- Sent in by Joe Perez --- Texas


  • October 29, 1999
    " Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you;
    Not because it's nice, but because you are."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- Kentucky


  • October 27, 1999
    " Pick your friends like you would pick a diamond.
    They all start off unpolished, but with a little work,
    They can become a sparkle in your life."
    --- Gary Harrington --- Michigan


  • October 25, 1999
    " There are no secrets to success:
    Don't waste time looking for them.
    Success is the result of perfection,
    Hard work, learning from failure,
    Loyalty to those for who you work and persistence."
    --- General Colin Powell --- Submitted by Chris Deines --- Florida


  • October 22, 1999
    " The man who cannot believe in himself
    Cannot believe in anything else."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Stacy Shapiro --- Colorado


  • October 20, 1999
    " Our objective is not to train sales people to be survivors,
    For even a losing team contains survivors.
    Our objective is to train sales people to be winners,
    For a winning team contains no survivors!"
    --- Copyright © Lawrence L. Josephs --- Minnesota


  • October 18, 1999
    " You must walk a few miles in the other person's shoes
    And take a real good look at the situation through their eyes
    In order to truly understand their perspective."
    --- Joe A. Perez --- Texas


  • October 15, 1999
    " If we are to achieve results never before accomplished,
    We must expect to employ methods never before attempted."
    --- Francis Bacon (1561-1625) --- Submitted by Lisa Kopac --- Illinois


  • October 13, 1999
    " The lifestyle I live, I got from working everyday,
    20 hours a day, for 10 years.
    And I tell you, if you do that, you will be someone."
    --- Puff Daddy (from a magazine article)
    --- Sent in by Thanasi Bottos



  • October 11, 1999
    " Winners think positive about positive results.
    Losers think negative about negative results.
    We are who we think we are!"
    --- Don Yates --- Missouri


  • October 8, 1999
    " Big talk doesn't make a big man, a big heart makes a big man."
    --- Inspired by John Wayne 'The Cowboys'
    --- Sent in by Jerrett Perry --- New Mexico



  • October 6, 1999
    " Trials and tribulations are blessings in disguise,
    It's when you hold to that faith
    That you shall see through brighter eyes."
    --- Kristina K., Age 19 --- Maine


  • October 4, 1999
    " To all the everyday Supermans:

    Superman isn't brave.
    You can't be brave if you are indestructible.
    It's every day people like me and you that are brave,
    Knowing we can easily be defeated but still continue forward.
    That's TRUE Bravery!"
    --- Jesse Downs --- Sent in by Michael Bertram --- Kentucky


  • October 1, 1999
    " I would much rather live with disappointment than regret."
    --- Andre Agassi --- Sent in by Gary Schenkel --- Michigan


  • September 29, 1999
    " Dreams are only foolish to those who lack them."
    --- Peter Reese --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia


  • September 27, 1999
    " When things just aren't going your way,
    Think of two things you like to do.
    Stop what you are doing, and do what you love."
    --- Kimberly Pickard --- North Carolina


  • September 24, 1999
    " Service is always considered to be lesser man's work for the higher man. Therefore do the lesser man's work - simple, dedicated, motiveless service."
    --- Swami Chidananda --- Sent in by G.Thirunacarasu --- Malaysia


  • September 24, 1999
    " Choose well.
    Your choice is brief, and yet endless."
    --- Goethe --- Sent in by Amy Santini --- Kentucky


  • September 22, 1999
    " The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital."
    --- Joe Paterno --- Sent in by Kimberly Pickard --- North Carolina


  • September 22, 1999
    " There is a destiny that makes us brothers.
    No one goes his way alone.
    All that you send into the lives of others
    Comes back into your own."
    --- Edwin Markham --- Sent in by Ron Sarnie --- Florida


  • September 20, 1999
    " Never say you have done a lot for others.
    You never know what others have done for you."
    --- Deepak Patel --- India


  • September 20, 1999
    " Do not give, as many rich men do,
    Like a hen that lays her egg and then cackles."
    --- Henry Ward Beecher --- Contributed by Joe Perez --- Texas


  • September 17, 1999
    " Society may predict, but only I can determine my destiny."
    --- Claire Oliver --- England


  • September 17, 1999
    " Time, patience and perseverance will accomplish all things."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sharon --- Maryland


  • September 15, 1999
    " Success is about hanging on when others give up."
    --- Alina --- Singapore


  • September 15, 1999
    " Quality means doing it right when no one is looking."
    --- Henry Ford --- Sent in by Adam --- New York


  • September 13, 1999
    " All this points to one fact:
    That ego is folly,
    And wisdom lies in renouncing and transcending ego."
    --- Swami Chidananda --- Sent in by G. Thirunacarasu --- Malaysia


  • September 13, 1999
    " Time waits for no one...live for today."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by R. Reyna --- New Mexico


  • September 10, 1999
    " Accept the past for what it was.
    Acknowledge the present for what it is.
    Anticipate the future for what it can be."
    --- Tracy L. McNair --- Georgia


  • September 8, 1999
    " Being fearless is not courageous.
    Courage is knowing fear,
    But doing what must be done anyway."
    --- Ron Bechtlofft --- Texas


  • September 3, 1999
    " We grow great by dreams.
    All big men are dreamers.
    They see things in the soft haze of a warm summer's day
    Or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
    Some of us let these great dreams die,
    But others nourish and protect them,
    And bring them to the sunshine and light
    That come always to those who believe that their dreams will come true."
    --- Woodrow Wilson --- Submitted by James A. Fulton --- Connecticut


  • September 1, 1999
    " Your ideas are like diamonds.
    Without the refining process they are just rock,
    But by cutting away the impurities, they become priceless!!"
    --- Paul Kearley --- New Brunswick, Canada


  • August 30, 1999
    " You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you."
    --- Mary Tyler Moore --- Submitted by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia


  • August 27, 1999
    The real work of art is what you do with your own life."
    --- Jennifer Prugh --- California --- Sent in by Jennifer Prugh --- Pennsylvania


  • August 25, 1999
    " The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were."
    --- John F. Kennedy --- Sent in by Carol Broughton --- Missouri


  • August 23, 1999
    " In spite of illness, in spite of even the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways."
    --- Edith Wharton, 1862-1937 --- Sent in by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania


  • August 20, 1999
    " A laugh a day keeps the doctor away.
    Be ever cheerful in whatever difficult conditions you may be placed.
    A cheerless mind is a diseased mind.
    Cheerfulness will let you tap the power within.
    It will turn failure into success."
    --- Swami Sivananda --- Sent in by G.Thirunacarasu ---- Malaysia


  • August 18, 1999
    Think Before You Speak:

    " Any contact, whether negative or positive, will have a profound even adverse affect on an individual. Remember that you will always be revered for the positive but unfortunately feared for the negative. The great thing about this is that everyone has the power to choose how we express ourselves. Bottom line, consider the affect your statement would have on another."
    --- Copyright © Bonni Arnold-Thomason --- Texas


  • August 16, 1999
    " To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will."
    --- Sugar Ray Robinson --- Sent in by Rick Foose --- Ohio


  • August 13, 1999
    " If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following,
    Then you are just taking a walk."
    --- Benjamin Hooke --- Sent in by Todd Wielgos --- Illinois


  • August 11, 1999
    10 Ways To Be Successful In Life

    1.    Love God
    2.    Be enthusiastic
    3.    Love people
    4.    Laugh a lot
    5.    Treat everyone as if they were the most important person in the world
    6.    Be Honest
    7.    Don't worry
    8.    Be confident
    9.    Always have a good attitude
    10.  Smile
    --- Sarah W., --- Michigan


  • August 9, 1999
    " The man who sees where he is going, gets there."
    --- L.Szerbowski --- Wisconsin


  • August 6, 1999
    " We listened to the critics of free enterprise,
    Thanked them for their advice,
    And then ignored it altogether."
    --- Rich DeVos - Co-founder of Amway --- Sent in by Rich Swanson --- New Zealand


  • August 4, 1999
    " Out of sheer desperation :
    Always comes out man's finest hour !"
    --- Nirvi --- India


  • August 2, 1999
    " Confidence comes from not always being right,
    But from not fearing being wrong."
    --- Peter McIntyre --- Sent in by Molly Tucker