Posts Tagged ‘Success’

Friendliness is the Congeniality of Life

I believe friendliness is an important key to success.  We all know people who automatically notice every person they meet on the street and acknowledge them with a smile, nod, compliment, or greeting.  Others are too shy, afraid, selfish, self-absorbed, task driven, or arrogant to give others […]

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Excellence is the Goal of Life

Robert Watson Watt said, “The good is the enemy of the excellent.” The idea is that the day we settle for the average is the day we stop reaching for the best.  Excellence is the goal of a quality lifestyle.  Every sports record is the challenge of […]

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Etiquette is the Formality of Life

Etiquette is the rules and formality regarding manners that have been established as an unofficial requirement in our society. They apply to everything from table manners to the customs and traditions practiced in specific geographical locations.  To be successful, we need to understand what is socially and […]

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Enterprise is the Entry of Life

Enterprise is an action word.  It is that “go ahead and make it happen” quality that causes entrepreneurs to achieve.  It is that daring, ambitious, bold initiative that causes us to take a risk and try something untried.  It is the aggressiveness that pushes us into an […]

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Competition is the Sport of Life

No matter what culture or background we hail from, people of all ages love sports.  As kids, we would compete in everything from who could run, clean, or even eat a popsicle the fastest…brain freeze and all!  We even competed for attention and affection.  Whether it was […]

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Accomplishment is the Progress of Life

Your accomplishment or success is not a destination. Success is a journey.  It is not a place, possession, position, or promotion.  It is a process.  We overestimate the event.  We underestimate the process.  Accomplishment didn’t happen the day you received your diploma.        It began the day you […]

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Independence is the Self-Sufficiency of Life

On July 4th flags are raised and fireworks explode across America announcing and celebrating its independence.  Citizens of the USA have the right to be successful.  We are free to achieve our own goals within the framework and boundaries of the Constitution.  Abraham Lincoln said, “A government […]

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Temperament is the Disposition of Life

Temperament is the God-given characteristics that govern our disposition.  Disposition is defined as one’s customary frame of mind, nature, or temperament.  Temperament plays an important role in success in life because it affects behavioral patterns, emotional tendencies, and mental attitudes.  Personality traits are stimulated by environmental, outside […]

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Laziness is the Idleness of Life

My grandmother used to say, “An idle mind is the devils’ workshop.” It is one of those ideas that has been handed down to each generation.   I was so surprised to see how many Scriptures in the Bible relate to laziness, that I decided to put some […]

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Promotion is the Achievement of Life

In the corporate world promotion is all about your performance.  In the kingdom of God, performance is important, but character is paramount.  The sky is the limit in terms of achievement, when you have both.  You can serve your way to the top by making yourself indispensable. […]

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