INSPIRING PEOPLE TO LEAD UNCOMMON LIVES
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“The biggest room, is the room for improvement.” - Anonymous
What are the things requiring the biggest improvement in your life?
“Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.” - Anne Frank
What does your character say about your greatness?
1. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money before you have earned it.
4. Never buy what you don't want because it is cheap.
5. Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
6. We seldom report of having eaten too little.
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
8. How much pain evils have cost us that have never happened.
9. Take things always by the smooth handle.
10. When angry, count to ten before you speak, if very angry, count to a hundred.
By: Thomas Jefferson
“If your presence isn’t impactful in the lives of others then your absence doesn’t matter.” - Teresa Weatherspoon
How does your presence positively impact the lives of others?
“A warrior feeds his body; he trains it; works on it. Where he lacks knowledge, he studies. But above all he must believe. He must believe in his strength of will, of purpose, of heart and soul.” - David Gemmell
What beliefs do you hold most important?
“When you’re the best, you don’t compare yourself against others; you compare yourself against the impossible.” - Erwin Raphael McManus
What looks impossible for you right now?
COURAGE isn’t a brilliant dash,
A daring deed in a moment’s flash;
It isn’t an instantaneous thing
Born of despair with a sudden spring
It isn’t a creature of flickered hope
Or the final tug of some slipping rope;
But it’s something deep in the soul of man
That is working always to serve some plan.
COURAGE isn’t the last resort
In the work of life or the game of sport;
It isn’t a thing that a man can call
At some future time when he’s apt to fall.
If he hasn’t it now, he will have it not
When the strain is great and the pace is hot.
For who would strive for a distant goal
Must always have courage within his soul.
COURAGE isn’t a dazzling light
That flashes and passes away from sight;
It’s a slow unwavering ingrained trait
With the patience to work and the strength to wait.
It’s part of a man when his skies are blue,
It’s part of him when he has work to do.
The brave man is never freed of it,
He has it when there is no need of it.
COURAGE was never designed for show;
It isn’t a thing that can come or go;
It’s written in victory and defeat
And every trial; a man may meet.
It is part of his hours, his days and his years,
Back of his smiles, and behind his tears.
COURAGE is more than a daring deed,
It’s the breath of life and a strong man’s creed.
By Edgar Albert Guest
“Fame is what you do for yourself; greatness is what you do for others.” - Erwin Raphael McManus
How can you be both famous and great?
“You can’t change where you started, but you can change the direction you are going. It’s not what you are going to do, but it’s what you are doing now that counts.” - Napoleon Hill
Is it time for a course correction in your life?
Help me, O Lord, to remember that three feet make one yard, sixteen ounces one pound, four quarts one gallon and sixty minutes one hour. Help me to do business on the square. Make me sympathetic toward the person who has broken in the struggle. Keep me from taking an unfair advantage of the weak, or from selling my self-respect for a profit. Blind my eyes to the petty faults of others, but reveal to me my own. Deafen my ears to the rustle of unholy skirts, and help me to live, day by day, in such a way that I shall be able to look across the table at my family who is such a blessing to me, and have nothing to conceal.
And when comes the sound of low music, the scent of sweet flowers, and the crunch of footsteps on the gravel, make the ceremony short, and the epitaph simple - "Here lies a person . . . one who was of service to others.
By: A.A. Larsen
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” - Ann Landers
How do you manifest love in your life?
“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.” - Mahatma Gandhi
How do you exercise your power?
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” - Walter Elliot
How are you persevering toward reaching your goals?
“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” - LaFleur
How are you finding the happiness in your life?
I have reinvented myself numerous times over my professional career.