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Pearls of Wisdom

The Road to Success is not straight:
There is a curve called failure, a loop called confusion, speed bumps called friends, caution lights called family, and you will have flats called jobs.
But, if you have a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, insurance called faith, and a driver called God, you will make it to a place called success!

Live for something:
Do good and leave behind you a monument of virtue that the storms of time can never destroy. Write your name in kindness, love, and mercy on the hearts of thousands you come in contact with year by year, and you will never be forgotten. Your name and your good deeds will shine as the stars of heaven.

Pearls of Wisdom

Pearls of Wisdom:

  • Don’t love the heart that hurts you and don’t hurt the heart that loves you.
  • Don’t cry over anyone who won’t cry over you.
  • Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.
  • Most people walk in and out of your life, but only friends leave footprints in your heart.
  • True friendship “never” ends. Friends are forever.
  • People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
  • If we are incapable of finding peace in ourselves, it is pointless to search elsewhere.
  • A change of heart changes everything.
  • Our greatest glory is not in ever falling, but in rising every time we fall.
  • You only live once – but if you work it right, once is enough.
  • One generation plants trees, and the next enjoys the shade.
  • It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.

You are what you think!

  • Your inner thoughts can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak.
  • What you impress upon your mind, you’ll inevitably become. It’s a psychological law that whatever you desire to accomplish you must first impress upon your subconscious mind.
  • Relentless, repetitive self talk will change your self image. You’ll affect your subconscious mind with verbal repetition. Constant repetition carries conviction.
  • When you change your values you’ll change your behavior. Start thinking of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. Self suggestion will make you the master of yourself.
  • If you believe you can, you can.
  • You can become whatever you want to be.

Must do:

  • In each task that must be done, there is opportunity. See the task not as a burden, but as an encouragement to be fully alive and effective.
  • The real burden would be the inability to do anything. No task is a burden, but is instead the chance to express your own aliveness.
  • Does the work seem dreary, unimaginative, tedious or boring? That’s mainly because your attitude makes it so.
  • See what happens when you start by being thankful for the opportunity to do it. Your genuine gratitude will help you to see the positive value.
  • When the things you must do become things you want to do, it can transform your life. Each moment takes on more meaning; each effort brings greater and greater reward.
  • Rather than fighting and forcing yourself to do what must be done, let go of your resistance and allow yourself to accomplish. Let what you must, become what you want, and watch yourself begin to soar.

One step away:

  • If you were just one step away from reaching your goal, would you take that step? How do you know, right now, that you’re not?
  • What a shame it would be to stop making the effort, when just a little bit more would make it all worthwhile. What a shame it would be to have taken all those steps, only to miss the very last one.
  • The next step you take may very well be the one that makes all the others count. You owe it to yourself, and the efforts you’ve made, to keep going.
  • No, the next step may not get you there. Yet what about the one after that? If you keep moving ahead, a little at a time, you will indeed arrive. When you take that final, triumphant step, you’ll be so very thankful you persevered.
  • At some point success is just one step away. Keep going and you’ll be there.

Slow down:

  • Life is not a race. It is a journey.
  • Getting someplace first, before anyone else, has very little real and lasting meaning. Seek instead to encourage others to come along, and you’ll find the journey much more fulfilling.
  • When you hurry through each moment, you miss out on the richness that could be yours. Take the time to live, to experience where you are, rather than being so obsessed with getting to the next checkpoint.
  • When you stop demanding to have it all now, you’ll discover that you have plenty already. Learn to experience joy where you are, and you’ll experience it in abundance.
  • Yes, it can be wonderfully exhilarating when life is moving quickly. But do not move so quickly that speed becomes your only experience, for there is so much more to enjoy.
  • The terrain of life is filled with wonderful and astounding detail. Slow down and take in its richness.

The need to judge:

  • Your ability to make judgments can serve you well. It can also cause a lot of needless trouble, anxiety, and pain.
  • Stop making judgments about the things that don’t matter. And you’ll free yourself to focus on the things that do.
  • Imagine a world in which there was nothing to annoy you. When you let go of the constant need to judge, the annoyances drop quickly away.
  • Many times judgment can be replaced with understanding. And by truly seeking to understand others, you will yourself be far better understood.
  • Certainly there are times when a judgment is necessary and appropriate. Your judgment at such times can be much more powerful and effective when you haven’t wasted it on things that don’t matter.
  • Use your judgment wisely. And just as wisely, give it a rest.

Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end:

  • There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.
  • So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived, at the end. It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
  • Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.
  • So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured?
  • What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
  • What will matter is not your competence, but your character. What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone. What will matter are not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you. What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
  • Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
  • Choose to live a life that matters.
  • We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give

Lessons of life:

  • Every situation is a lesson to be learned. From the most mundane chores to the most complex projects, life is always ready to teach you something.
  • Life is ready to teach when you are willing to learn. And the more you learn from what life offers, the better life becomes.
  • The lessons are usually not all that obvious. Yet they are there if you will think to take a look. The lessons are there in every moment, in every dilemma, in every frustration and every joy. They are there in every sad moment, every victory, every discomfort and every pleasure.
  • Each lesson you learn paves the way for a new and even more valuable one. Each lesson you ignore keeps coming back, again and again.
  • One way or another, life will teach you its lessons. When you’re a willing student, those lessons are pure gold.

No matter what:

  • Whether the day is gray or whether it is sunny, you can make a difference. If others support you or if they conspire to stand in your way, you can make a difference.
  • If you have plenty of resources available to you or if you have very few, you can make a difference. If momentum is on your side or if it is not, you can make a difference.
  • You can wait and hope for things to go your way. Or you can get busy and make it happen.
  • You can complain that life has been terribly unfair. Or you can move ahead anyway and achieve what you intend, no matter what the obstacles may be.
  • You can plead with others to give you a break. Or you can go ahead and forge your own path to success.
  • Wherever you may be, whatever may have happened, you can make a positive difference. Live with commitment, decide to move forward no matter what, and you will.
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