Monday, September 29, 2008

A Message from Teach U...

Stay Strong

Today marks the day where tomorrow begins. The strength we- that's correct- we- It's a team effort, need all spokes to run smoothly.

The strength we exhibit today in the midst of financial uncertainty, personal doubt, health concerns, spiritual void, should lead us right to our MAITH. Put todays thoughts into action so tomorrow will be better than yesterday. We control today!

But for tomorrow to be better-we need you to put that brain to use and act on what "she" tells ya!

Good luck, get all involved and "think" positive- Why- because I/We are men/women of the ranks and are going to stay in the ranks- You know why- because we have the drive, the confidence and the determination to get this job done"

--Teach U

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dream Anything...

This is a piece written by an artist friend of mine, Kristin Osterman. Visit and view her fantastic works at!

Dream Anything
by: Kristin Osterman, Portrait Artist

I can dream anything, but it is perseverance
and desire that attains goals.

I am willing to go the distance emotionally, spiritually and physically
to become not good, but great.

It is easy to wake up and go through the motions of the day unenthused.

It is difficult to wake up and decide today I will be different.

Different than yesterday,
and better for tomorrow.

I will push the limits of my mind and body
to achieve strength I never had before.

I will test my own limitations
to what I thought I was.

I will believe enough in myself
to make change.

I will not succumb to others doubts
or to my own.

I will make daily goals for myself, and not only reach them
I will exceed them.

I will dedicate myself.

I will not settle.

I will have courage on the days
I am tired and worn.

I will not give in.

I will not be weak.

I embrace challenge, I welcome obstacles,
because when I give my best,
I can not fail.

I will be all I have dreamed.

>>> Stay Strong!!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Imagine how great it will feel - or for some of you does feel already- to wake up on a day like today and not be encumbered by the worries and stresses of the coming day-week-month!

Imagine the freedom you will feel when that first negative thought creeps into your mind - say at about 5:10 - 5:30 am and you REPEL it as if it were a fly buzzing about harmlessly.

As if it did not exist! You feel it for a second and the next instant it is sent buzzing away somewhere else!

YOU can do this and experience that freedom every single day if you practice and believe in a few critical points:

1. Remember that everything passes! I am beating a dead horse here but it is so true and so important to constantly remind yourself of this fact!!! So why are you letting this worry or that concern drag you sown, weaken you? Is not today a new day and wide open to all the possibilities in the World? Cannot you take an action today that will forever change your path and direction? Or strengthen your current tack and path? But remember this well -- 100 years from now no one is going to care about these issues that are killing your creativity and diminishing your short time here on this earth!

2. Faith is all the matters!! Hate to quote George Michael here but "You gotta have Faith, Faith, Faith!" I don't care what it is that you believe in - what you put your faith in - as long as it is positive, it is real to you, and it focuses on the present and future!! Forget the past!! Let the past lie where it is! It is OVER! Faith is the belief that no matter your challenges or struggles - YOU KNOW in your heart that EVERYTHING will be OK and that you are being looked after! Believe that - and nothing is impossible!!

So today, when you are feeling those negative thoughts surrounding you - push them out immediately- use your MAITH to replace them - and shift your focus to the next great thing in store for you!! Take action -even if you do not immediately see the correlation or the possible outcome - simply have FAITH and BELIEVE that it is the right path!!

Just Do it!!! Swoooosh.....

Because if followed with confidence, faith, and love -- it always is the right path!

Stay Strong and have a Great
-- FREE - Week!!

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sleep Well....

It is simply fascinating to witness the so-called 'Crisis on Wall Street" play out right in front of our eyes! Fascinating and scary at the same time!

As we have written about several times since the inception of this blog, these recent events underscore the NEED to RESIST the tendency to let negative thoughts and worries overwhelm us!

Indeed, there are major problems and serious issues coming to light as a result of a long period of greed, lack of oversight, too easy access to credit, and the belief that this was the New World Order! Money for Nothing as Dire Straits so eloquently put it in the 80's.

However, we must use our MAITHs (Mental Aces in the Hole) to thwart the urge to panic, to only see doomsday scenarios, and to let fear, and anxiety, and despair engulf your soul!

It is a bad situation we are in - but it will pass and you will be ok and the world will continue on! All you need to know this is a history book!

We will survive (now I am quoting Gloria Gaynor?? Stop the madness! Lol) this and all future crisis if we use our MAITHs, realize that everything passes and everything works out!!!!

You cannot just bury your head in the sand - but you can combat the negative thought compounding if you have the Faith and Strength to do so!

Remember these lessons we learned here together and you will have many more restful nights of sleep ahead!!

Stay Strong!!!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Shifting Sands

As we continue to ride out this unprecedented and catastrophic period of financial turmoil in the Global Financial Markets, it is difficult but necessary to step back and put things in proper perspective.

This situation is frightening, confusing, downright terrifying to many who have a front seat to this mess, and it truly highlights a point we have been strong on promoting on this site. - THIS TOO SHALL PASS!

A few things are certain - the financial landscape, as many of us have known it to date, has been dramatically and totally altered forever. We are witnesses to an amazing transformation that happens maybe once a century!

The "reality" we have all come to believe and depend upon is rapidly vanishing before our eyes and it is hard to comprehend.

This "world" has served as a safety blanket to all of us and we have come to accept that this was the way the world is supposed to be!

Well, guess what - This too has passed! For better or worse, this too is passing!

The uncertainty of the future can be terrifying for sure, but we all have to BELIEVE that EVERYTHING WILL work out - as it always does!

Change is sometimes a good thing and we are better off if we EMBRACE change with FAITH, and HOPE and CONFIDENCE that there is a better tomorrow ahead, a higher power guiding us to happiness, peace of mind, joy and safety, and that NO MATTER where we stand in this mess, THIS TOO SHALL PASS!!

Go forward with faith and hope and confidence that no matter what is thrown at us, WE CAN HANDLE IT! It may seem like the end of the world, but it is clearly an OPPORTUNITY to grow our souls, our abilities, and to learn just how deep and strong our faith flows!!

So -- let go of the stress, worry, and FEAR - replace it with FAITH and HOPE and BELIEF!!!

This too shall pass - and although our lives may not resemble what they did a year ago in many cases - IT WILL ALL BE OK!

God Bless and Stay Strong!!!

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Ask for Help

"Who is of so little faith that in moments of great disaster and heartbreak has not called to his or her God?

Who has not cried out when confronted with death, danger, mystery beyond normal comprehension and experience?

From where has this deep instinct come which escapes from the mouths of all living creatures in moments of peril?

Move your hand in haste before another's eye and his eyelids will blink. Tap another on his knee and his leg will jump. Confront another with dark horror and his mouth will say "My God" from the same deep impulse.

My life not need be filled with religion in order for me to recognize the Greatest mystery of nature.

All creatures that walk the earth, including man, possess the INSTINCT to cry for help!

Why do we possess this instinct, this gift??

Are not our cries for help a form of prayer?

Is it not INCOMPREHENSIBLE in a world governed by nature's laws to give a lamb, a mule, a bird, or man the instinct to cry out for help lest some GREAT MIND has also provided that the cry should be heard by some Superior POWER having the ability to hear and answer our cry???

Henceforth I will pray, but my cries for help will only be cries for GUIDANCE!

Never will I pray for material things of the world. I am not calling to a servant to bring me food. I am not ordering an innkeeper to provide me with room. Never will I seek delivery of Gold, love, good health, petty victories, fame, success or happiness.
Only for guidance will I pray, that I may be shown THE WAY TO ACQUIRE THOSE THINGS, and my prayer will be answered!!

The guidance I seek may come - or the guidance I seek may not come-but are not both of these an answer?

I will pray for guidance, and I will pray in this manner:

Oh Creator of all things, help me. For this day I go out into the world naked and alone, and without your hand to guide me I will wander far from the path which leads to success and happiness.

I ask not for gold or garments or even opportunities equal to my ability; instead, guide me so that I may acquire ability equal to my opportunities.

Help me remain humble through obstacles and failures; yet hide not from mine eyes the prize that will come with victory.

Spare me sufficient days to reach my goals; yet help me to live this day as though it be my last."

Discipline me in the habit of trying and trying again; yet show me the way to make use of the law of averages. Favor me with alertness to recognize opportunity; yet endow me with patience which will concentrate my strength.

Bathe me in good habits that the bad ones may drown; yet grant me compassion for weakness in others. Suffer me to know all things shall pass; yet help me to count my Blessings TODAY.

Expose me to Hate so it not be a stranger;yet fill my cup with love to turn strangers into friends.

But all these things be only if thy will. I am a small and lonely grape clutching the vine yet thou hast made me different from all others. Verily, there must be a special place for me. Guide me. Help me. Show me the way!

Let me become all you planned for me when my seed was planted and selected by you to sprout in the vineyard of the world.

Help this Humble Salesman.

Guide Me God!

-- Og Mandino, "The Greatest Salesman in the World"

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Never Forget

Hard to Believe that SEVEN years have passed since that infamous and unforgettable day we all experienced!

Today, with the victims and equally importantly the families of the victims of those heinous and cowardly attacks firmly in our minds, let us reflect and pray for peace, pray for safety, and pray that we never have to experience an event like that ever again.

Regardless of your religion, your politics, your opinions or your choice of political candidates --- Hug your kids, hug your spouse, your dog, your parents, your friends, your neighbor, - whomever you wish -- but be sure to step back for at least a moment today and count your blessings, thank everyone in your life for their love, and Never EVER forget.

Stay Strong!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Action!!! Now!!!

" My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible.

All are of zero value UNLESS they are followed by ACTION!

I will Act now!!

Never has there been a map, however, carefully executed to detail and scale, which carried its owner over even one inch of ground.

Never has there been a parchment of law, however fair, which prevented one crime.

ACTION, ALONE, is the tinder which ignites the map, the parchment, our dreams, our plans, our goals, into a living force. Action is the food and drink which will nourish my success.

I will act now!

My procrastination which has held me back was born of fear and now I recognize this secret mined from the depths of all courageous hearts.

Now I know that to conquer fear I must always act without hesitation and the flutters in my heart will vanish.

Now I know that action reduces the lion of terror to an ant of equanimity.

I will Act Now!

Henceforth, I will remember the lesson of the firefly who gives off its light only when it is on the wing, only when it is in action. I will become a firefly and even in the day my glow will be seen in spite of the sun.

Let others be as butterflies who preen their wings yet depend on the charity of a flower for life. I will be as the firefly and my light will brighten the world.

I will Act Now!

I will not avoid the tasks of today and charge them to tomorrow for I know that tomorrow may never come. Let me act now even though my actions may not bring happiness or success for it is better to act and fail then not to act and flounder.

Happiness, in truth, may not be the fruit plucked by my action yet without action all fruit will die on the vine.

I will Act Now! I Will Act Now. I will Act Now... I will Act Now.....

Henceforth, I will repeat these words again and again , each hour, each day, every day, until the words become as much as a habit as my breathing and the actions which follow become as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids.

With these words I can condition my mind to perform every act necessary for my success.

With these words I can condition my mind to meet every challenge which the failure avoids.

I will Act Now!

When I awake I will say them and leap from my bed while the failure sleeps yet another hour.

I will Act Now.

When I face a closed door I will say them and knock while the failure waits outside with fear and trepidation.

I will Act Now!

When I am tempted to Quit and begin again tomorrow I will say them and immediate act to consummate another sale.

I will Act now!

I will walk where the failure fears to walk. I will work when the failure seeks rest. I will talk when the failure remains silent.

For Now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labor of the lazy!

I am not lazy.

Tomorrow is when the evil become good.

I am not evil.

Tomorrow is the day when the Weak become strong.

I am not weak.

Tomorrow is when the failure will succeed.

I am not a failure.

I will Act Now!

When the lion is hungry he eats. When the Eagle thirsts he drinks. Lest they act, both shall perish.

I hunger for success. I thirst for happiness and peace of mind. Lest I act I will perish in a life of failure, misery, and sleepless nights.

I will command and I will obey mine own command!

I will Act Now!

Success will not wait. If I delay she will become betrothed to another and lost to me forever.

This is the TIME.

This is the PLACE!

I am the MAN!

I Will Act Now!"

Og Mandino - "The Greatest Salesman in the World."
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Rejection as a Positive??!!!!

"My little man is an idiot".

-- George Costanza, Seinfeld....

We seldom think of anything dealing with the term "rejection" as positive, however there is one important use for rejection that is 100% positive!

We are constantly listening to our inner voice - that omnipresent "guide" that seems to dictate our moods and emotions almost constantly.

It often appears to be programmed in a cautionary and negative manner as many of these "thoughts" that derive from that voice are negative in nature.

This is the voice that says:

"Don't do it - you are not qualified for it"

"Better not try - you always lose"

"Why would they want you for that role?"

"Remember 4th grade? Well you don't want that to happen to you again - do you?"

"Don't ask her on a date - she will never like someone like you."

You get the gist. Not exactly motivating support!

Does this "guidance" system seem like a good ally? Does it seem fair and objective?

If you had a friend or partner or spouse who spoke the way you let your "inner voice" speak to you, how long do you think you would be able to take it before you wither and die in spirit?

Well - we do have this problem and we do allow it to rule us at times - but guess what - we do not have to!!

We hold the power to VETO and REJECT these seemingly automatic thoughts that occur whenever we ponder an action.

Reject that voice outright!!

Say aloud that your voice has lost it's mind - is no friend of yours - and begin to replace that negative thought with an affirmation - or your MAITH (your aforementioned Mental Ace in the Hole)

Reject this nagging, negative draw on your soul EVERY TIME and you will start to crack this bad pattern that so often holds us prisoner!!!!

The time to Reject it is NOW!! This very minute!!!

You will see results in your mood, your emotions, your life almost immediately!!

Do not be shy!!!! Go after it like a Lion!!! Invite the voice to try and take you down --and send it back from whence it came with it's tail between it's legs!!!

Have a great and positive Monday and as always - Stay Strong!!!

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Friday, September 5, 2008

"Twofer" Friday! This too shall Pass!!!

I will laugh at the World.

No living creature can laugh except man.

Trees may bleed when they are wounded, and beasts in the field will cry in pain and hunger, yet only WE have the GIFT of laughter and it is ours to use whenever we choose.

Henceforth I will cultivate the habit of laughter.

I will smile and my digestion will improve; I will chuckle and my burdens will be lightened; I will laugh and my life will be lengthened for this is the Great Secret of long life and now it is OURS!!!

I will laugh at the World!

And most of all, I will laugh at myself for man is the most comical when he takes himself too seriously.

Never will I fall into this trap of the mind.

For though I be nature's greatest miracle AM I NOT STILL a mere grain tossed about by the winds of time?

Do I truly know whence I came or whither I am bound?

Will my concern for this day not seem foolish ten years hence?

Why should I permit the petty happenings of today to disturb me in the least?

What can take place before this sun sets which will not seem insignificant in the river of centuries?

I will laugh at the World.

Yet - HOW can I laugh when confronted with man or deed which offends me so as to bring forth my tears and my curses?

FOUR WORDS I will train myself to say until they become a habit so strong that immediately they will appear in my mind whenever good humor threatens to depart from me.

These words, passed down from the ancients, will carry ME - US - through every adversity and maintain my life in balance.

These four words are:


I will laugh at the world.

For all worldly things shall indeed pass. When I am heavy in heartache and worry I shall console myself that THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

When I am strangled in poverty and despair I shall tell myself that THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

When I am puffed with success and burdened with wealth I shall warn myself that THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

Yea, verily, where is he who built the pyramids? Is he not buried within it's stone? And will the pyramid, one day, also not be buried under sand?

If all things shall pass why should I be of concern for today?

I will laugh at the world.

I will paint this day with laughter.

Never will I labor to be happy; rather will I remain too busy to be sad.

I will enjoy today's happiness TODAY!

It is not a grain to be stored in a Box. It is not a wine to be saved in a bottle.

It cannot be saved for tomorrow. It must be sown and reaped on the same day and this I will do, henceforth!

I will laugh at the world.

And with my laughter all things will be reduced to their proper size. I will laugh at my failures and they will vanish in CLOUDS OF NEW DREAMS!

I will laugh at my successes and they will shrink to their true value. I will laugh at evil and it will die untasted!

I will laugh at goodness and it will thrive and abound.

Each day will be triumphant ONLY when my smiles bring forth smiles from others!

So long as I laugh I will never be poor. This then is one of nature's greatest gifts, and I will waste it no more.

ONLY with laughter and happiness can I truly become a success.

ONLY with laughter and happiness can I enjoy the fruits of my labor.

Were it not so, far better would it be to fail, for happiness is the wine that sharpens the taste of the meal.

To enjoy success I MUST HAVE HAPPINESS, and laughter will be the maiden who serves me!



I will laugh at the World!"

---Og Mandino, "The Greatest Salesman in the World"
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Master of Your Emotions

"Today I will be Master of my Emotions!!

The tides advance; the tides recede. Winter comes and summer goes. The sun rises and the sun sets. The moon is full; the moon is black. The birds arrive; the birds depart. Flowers bloom, flowers fade. Seeds are sown; harvests are reaped.

All of nature ( that is you and I) is a circle of moods and we are a part of nature and so like the tides, my moods will rise; my moods will fall.

Today I will be Master of my Emotions!

It is one of nature's tricks, little understood, that each day I awaken with moods that have changed from yesterday.

Yesterday's joy will become today's sadness; yet today's sadness will grow into tomorrow's joy.

Inside me is a wheel, constantly turning from sadness to joy, from exhultation to depression, from happiness to melancholy.

Like the flowers, today's full bloom of joy may fade and wither into despondency, yet I will REMEMBER that as today's dead flower carries the seed of tomorrow's bloom, so, too, does TODAY'S SADNESS CARRY THE SEED OF TOMORROW'S JOY!!

Today I will be Master of my Emotions!


How will I master these emotions so that each day will be productive? For unless my mood is right the day will be a failure.

Trees and plants depend on the weather to flourish but I make my own weather, yea I transport it with me!

And how will I master my emotions so that EVERY DAY is a HAPPY DAY, a PRODUCTIVE one?

I will learn this SECRET of the AGES:


Each day, when I awake, I will follow this plan of battle before I am captured by the forces of sadness, self-pity and failure --

If I feel depressed - I will Sing.
If I feel sad -- I will laugh.
If I feel ill -- I will double my labor.
If I feel fear -- I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior --I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain -- I will raise my voice.
If I feel incompetent -- I will remember past success.
If I feel insignificant -- I will remember my Goals.

Today I will master my emotions!!

Henceforth I will recognize and identify the mystery of moods of all mankind, and in me.

From this moment I am prepared to control whatever personality awakes in me each day.

I will master my moods through POSITIVE ACTION and when I master my moods I will CONTROL MY DESTINY!

Today I control my Destiny!

I will become Master of Myself!

I will become GREAT!!"

Stay Strong!!!

---Og Mandino, "The Greatest Salesman in the World"

Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry For the Brain, Remembering Is Like Reliving

Amazing Breakthrough in Brain Research - Memories!!

Check out link below!

SCIENCE September 5, 2008

For the Brain, Remembering Is Like Reliving

For the first time, scientists have recorded individual brain cells fetching a spontaneous memory.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Decision Making

It is absolutely fascinating to me how much our lives depend on "decisions". The very course of our lives can turn dramatically based on a seemingly innocuous decision.

How often do we hear both horror and lovely stories of the longer term outcome and ramifications of our decisions?

The school you choose, the partner you choose, the party or restaurant you decide to go to one night, the job opportunity you take or more importantly decide not to take, the route you take to the train or supermarket one day -- all of these seemingly easy and small decisions play a gigantic role in the direction, path and ultimately the quality of our lives.

Some decisions are made with the blink of an eye, others made only after agonizingly analyzing both sides of the coin.

No matter, the common characteristic evident in any decision is COURAGE!

Courage to choose the Right path - to listen to your gut and do the Right Thing - based on FAITH!

As in many things, the outcome of many of our decisions is seldom immediately known to us and it may take many days, weeks, years, to know if the right decision was made!

But let me assure you - a decision made in Faith, in faith that there is something or Someone larger and wiser guiding you, a decision based in Love and Trust is ALWAYS going to end well!!

Many times we make a decision and immediately question it - lament over it - "buyers' remorse" they call it!

This is a wasteful and fruitless exercise - make the decision, have the good faith to know that a decision made in faith, love and trust will always be the RIGHT and ONLY decision, and move on with your next step!!!

Everything works out - no matter what happens - and we MUST believe this as we make our choices!!!

It is law!!! ;)

Stay Strong and have conviction and faith in your life decisions!

There is a Plan - there is a Path for all of us and if we just open our hearts and ears - we will be guided and never stray alone!! The right decisions will come to us - Always!

God Bless and Stay Strong!!!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Your Source of Power

"Thomas Edison was far and away the calmest man I have ever known.

He had no fears. He had no frustration. He had no regrets about anything or anyone. He had no grandiose ideas of his own importance, but he did have humility of the heart, which made him TRULY GREAT!

Once I was speaking with him about the ten thousand times he failed in his experiments to perfect the incandescent lamp. I asked him "What would you have done if you had not finally uncovered the secret"?

With a merry twinkle in his eyes, he replied, "I would be in my laboratory working now, instead of wasting my time speaking with you."

Edison knew no such reality as "failure".

To satisfy my curiosity about how many failures the average person can survive without quitting and giving up in despair, I once conducted a survey to ascertain the staying power of men and women in the face of failure and defeat.

I observed two of the most important facts concerning men and women who are successful in their chosen fields and those who are not.



I have never known this Rule to Fail.

There is another trait I have observed concerning successes and failures.

The successful person usually speaks in complimentary terms of others who are succeeding.

Envy and Revenge are ugly words. More ugly still is the character of the person who indulges in these emotions. They represent emotions against which the doors of your mind must be tightly closed if you are to enjoy peace of mind.

Close the doors of your mind to everything that causes you anxiety, fear,pain,envy, greed and the desire to get something for nothing.

The penalty for failure to close these doors will be the loss of the peace of mind which you are seeking.

Your mind is your own. You are the sole supervisor of it's reactions to every circumstance which affects your life.

Learn now to close the door of your mind and shut out negative reactions if you wish to find peace of mind and prosperity."

----Napoleon Hill, "Napoleon Hill's A Year of Growing Rich" 1993
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Just How Rejuvenated am I you ask?

"I will persist until I succeed!

In the Orient, young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner. Each is brought to the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance.

The "Bravery" of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade.

Henceforth will I recognize that each day I am tested BY LIFE in a like manner.

If I persist, if I continue to try, If I continue to charge forward, I will succeed!!!

I will persist until I succeed!!

I was not delivered unto this world in defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd!

I am a LION and I refuse to walk, talk, to sleep with the sheep.

I will hear not those who weep and complain for their disease is contagious.

Let them join the sheep!

The slaughterhouse of failure is not MY destiny!!

I will persist until I succeed!!

The prizes of life are at the END of each journey, not near the beginning!

And it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my Goal!

Failure I may encounter at the 1000th step, yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies until I turn the corner.

ALWAYS will I take another step. If that step is to no avail, I will take another, and yet another.

In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult!

I will be liken to the rain drop which washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth; the slave who builds a pyramid. I will build my castle one brick at a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.

I will persist until I succeed!

I will try and try and try again! Each obstacle I will consider a mere detour to my goal and a challenge to my profession.

I will persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, by learning to ride out the wrath of each storm.

Henceforth, I will learn and apply another secret of those who excel. When each day is ended, not regarding whether it has been a success or failure, I will attempt to achieve one more sale.

When my thoughts beckon my tired body homeward I will resist the temptation to depart.

I will try again.

Never will I allow any day to end in failure! Thus I will plant the seed of tomorrow"s success and gain an insurmountable advantage over those who cease their efforts at a prescribed time.

When others cease their struggle, then mine will begin and my harvest will be full.

Nor WILL I ALLOW YESTERDAY'S SUCCESS TO LULL ME INTO TODAY'S COMPLACENCY for this is the great foundation of failure.

I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad, and GREET THE NEW SUN WITH CONFIDENCE THAT THIS WILL BE THE GREATEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!

So long as there is a breath in me, that long will I persist.

For now I know one of the GREATEST principles of Success:

If I persist long enough I will WIN.

I will persist.

I will Win!!"

...Og Mandino - "The Greatest Salesman in the World" - 1968

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Greetings Back From Vacation!!

There is nothing like taking a break from your everyday workload and resting and relaxing with your family, loved ones, alone, etc..

It is critical and necessary to do this at least a few times a year in order to recharge, rejuvenate and realign your mental and physical bearings!

Sorry to neglect the site for that period of rejuvenation but I do not want to get in the habit of posting just for posting sake! I want to add value and assist and promote positive and creative thinking on this site and if I do not have that source of inspiration one day I do not want to degrade the integrity of the writings by just posting text.

Hope you understand! I am back and feel re-born!!! ;). Thanks to all who emailed me with kind thoughts and with their feelings on this site! We are here to help build STRONG people and relationships and mind-sets and to make people understand THEY ARE NEVER ALONE in their struggles!!

Stay Strong!!

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