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Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
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Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant
day, an abundantly rewarding day!
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Men never plan to be failures - they simply fail to plan to be successful.
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The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The
persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it. Mountains are
created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are meant to be
solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
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Happiness is an inside job.
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Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and
change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
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Optimists enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbable and attain the
impossible.
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We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.
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Do more than belong: Participate. Do more than care: Help. Do more than believe: Practice.
Do more than be fair: Be kind. Do more than forgive: Forget. Do more than dream: Work.
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The winner asks, "May I help?" The loser asks, "Do you expect me to do that?"
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Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in
goodness, humility, service, and character.
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A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.
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The winner persistently programs his pluses; the loser mournfully magnifies his minuses.
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To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is
maturity.
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Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It should challenge us to
new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can
come valuable experience.
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Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement.
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We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with
them.
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Each of will one day be judged by our standard of life, not by our standard of living. By our
measure of giving, not by our measure of wealth. By our simple goodness, not by our seeming
greatness.
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We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn
before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can
lead.
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Interruptions can be viewed as sources of irritation or opportunities for service, as moments
lost or experience gained, as time wasted or horizons widened. They can annoy us or enrich
us, get under our skin or give us a shot in the arm. Monopolize our minutes or spice our
schedules, depending on our attitude toward them.
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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
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Four steps to achievement:
Plan purposefully.
Prepare prayerfully.
Proceed positively.
Pursue persistently.
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Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
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Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an
acorn.
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Every person has the power to make others happy. Some do it simply by entering a room,
others by leaving the room. Some individuals leave trails of gloom; others, trails of joy. Some
leave trails of hate and bitterness; others, trails of love and harmony. Some leave trails of
cynicism and pessimism; others trails of faith and optimism. Some leave trails of criticism and
resignation; others trails of gratitude and hope. What kind of trails do you leave?
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Three keys to more abundant living:
Caring about others,
Daring for others,
Sharing with others.
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The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the
island of perpetual indecision.
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