Character is more important than intelligence
†~ Gilberte Beaux ~†††††
The wealth of a man cannot be weighed
by possessions or position.
True wealth can only be measured
by the lives he has enriched & nourished,
by the love he has given.
When all is said & done a mans success will not be measured by
the positions he has attained or the money he has accumulated.
He will not be remembered for his degrees, the house he lived in or the car he drove.
He will be known for the kindness he showed, his generosity, the love that he shared with his fellows.
He will be missed not for his achievements but for his heart.
Success is not so much a destination point
as it is a way of thinking & believing,
a way of perceiving & living.
Success is embracing a dream & never, ever
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
~ Author Unknown ~
ďWith men this is impossible, but all things are possible with God.Ē
Never take the God quotient out of your thinking.
As you survey the path before you attempting to decide whether to go
to the left or the right remember to pause in prayer
asking for guidance, then move forward in confidence.
As you face the difficulties, the trials & tribulations of this world
keep in mind that your ability to make choices is limited
by your experiences, by a finite mind that is not able to see clearly
where those choices will lead.
Always take a moment to pray, to seek divine inspiration, then
allow yourself to go forth encouraged & filled with a
sense of assurance & rightness.
As you develop this practice you will begin to recognize that
where in the past you made many erroneous decisions leading to
confusion & turmoil, you now find yourself walking through
circumstances† in complete peace & harmony, regardless of
Things that seemed impossible will now be seen with clarity,
inevitably leading to fulfillment, contentment, peace, joy &
The power packed potential within you, will be realized.
Maintain a sense of balance & humility realizing that the potential
was a gift from God & the ability, the power to utilize it comes
from a Divine source as well.
The moment of enlightenment is when a persons dreams of possibilities become images of probabilities
Dreams are the beginning of all greatness however,
to achieve greatness the dream must become more.
For any dream to become a reality it must go through
stages of transformation.
From the dream stage it must become a plan with
clearly definable objectives, steps in a logical
order outlined to achieve the desired end.
At this point action is required.
There is no way around it, for the dream to become
a recognizable truth, work is required.
Nothing in life happens just because itís a good,
or noble idea. Many worthy concepts fade
like morning mist due to lack of energy & effort.
Essential ingredients at this point are faith, patience,
diligence, commitment, determination & consistency.
By utilizing these principles nothing will prove
out of† reach.
Dream, dreams of greatness & be resolute in your
pursuit of them. Surround yourself with others
who are of like mind. Help others achieve their dreams
& yours will not only be realized but multiplied a
The best mirror is an old friend.
George Herbert (1593-1632, British Metaphysical Poet)
This is especially true when we are straying from
what is not only best for ourselves but others as well.
A true friend holds us accountable and encourages
us to always strive for our utmost.
While the true friend loves us regardless of our
mistakes, they also correct & exhort us towards
realizing our full promise.
A major aspect of their love for us rests in their ability to perceive
the potential within us that we are often unaware of.
A true friend will not idly stand by allowing us to
make unwise or unhealthy choices.
They will always reflect back to us truths that we may
not be able to see.
They will be a helpmate, a counselor, a motivator, standing beside
us in lean times, as well as times of abundance.
In order to insure that we have true friends we must be willing
to accept truth, offering the same in return.
We must first & foremost be a friend.
When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks
for the fault within himself.
Failure to hit the bullís eye is never the fault of the target.
To improve your aim - improve yourself.
~ Gilbert Arland ~
Self improvement has no final destination point. For as long as
we live there will be things to learn, available enhancements to
self that will create† substantial increase in our lives.
An essential ingredient for any human being to be happy is
continuous, purposeful growth. When we first conceive within
ourselves a plan for self improvement the seed is planted. As
we move step by step towards the goal, we are nurturing that
seed and will inevitably realize a harvest of peace, joy
Of all the disciplines we can learn, self improvement is one of
the most important. Every area of life is enriched as we
improve self. Whether mental, emotional , spiritual or physical
we can achieve more, be more.
As we improve we become more effective in all we do. Those
around us will enjoy the fruit of our labors as well, this means
that those we love and care about the most will benefit in many
ways, most notably by learning as they witness the results
of our desire, determination and discipline.