Don’t Blame Children Who are Bad

Don’t blame children who are bad. Blame those who failed to discipline them. --Napoleon Hill Ralph Waldo Emerson once observed, “Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” Although children doubtless do not recognize it at the time, they crave discipline, particularly during their formative years. Discipline defines boundaries for them, provides security, and is an active expression of a parent’s love. Most important, it prepares them for the challenges of … [Read more...]

Desire

"The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat." -- Napoleon Hill … [Read more...]

Persistence

"When I began my journey to learn how to make people laugh, I did not have brains, talent, connections, or money. All I had was persistence. Turns out that's all you need." ~ Darren LaCroix "Energy and persistence conquer all things." - Benjamin Franklin … [Read more...]

Having Fun

"Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do." ~ Mark Cuban … [Read more...]

The Right Mental Attitude

The best recommendation is the one you give yourself by rendering superior service — with the right mental attitude. ---Napoleon Hill What others think of you is important, as long as it coincides with what you think of yourself. If you are recognized by others as a positive person who always makes an important contribution, you will be in demand, for there are never enough such people in any organization. Your co-workers will value you, your customers will appreciate you, and your boss … [Read more...]

Commitment

“The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our pro-activity.” ~ Stephen R. Covey from The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People … [Read more...]

You Probably can…

"If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad." ~Denis Waitley … [Read more...]

Embrace Opposites

Embrace Opposites by Brian Johnson You know, yin and yang, light and dark, night and day, high tide, low tide, consistency, inconsistency. Stuff like that. Life is full of opposites. Learn to live in a state where you appreciate it and see that you simply can’t have light without dark; you can’t have a day without a night; can’t have a summer without a winter (well, I guess in California you can but you know what I mean!). The more you appreciate this the less you’re gonna be taken … [Read more...]

Results…

"You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making." - Stephen Richards … [Read more...]

Self-pity

“Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.“ - John W. Gardner … [Read more...]