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WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE YOU CAN BE GREATER THAN ANYTHING THAT HAS EVER HAPPENED TO YOU:
ATTITUDE BEATS FACTS EVERY TIME.
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT
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Someone said, "Failure is line of least persistence." My dear mother called it "stick-to-it- iv-ness." It generally boils down to a healthy combination of faith and hard work, and it usually means success.
"The only place where success comes before work (hard) is in dictionary."
A short exercise:
Talk to your best friend or partner *(I hate that common New Zealand expression- cheapens institution of marriage and denotes immoral living - Yes, sir "Mr goody goody two shoes" and "get with times, mate") about: * I far prefer term 'spouse', which could be an abbreviation for "spastic mouse". Enough about my personal opinions...
1. The picture you hold of yourself (i.e.. how you ]see yourself): Is it positive or negative, are you an introvert, extrovert, popular?
2. How you see other people seeing you - their perception of you, or looking glass). Which brings to mind following wise words (not mine)...
"I am not what I think I am." "I am not what you think I am." "I am what I think you think I am."
STICK TO IT
According to William S. Banowsky, story of one of America's greatest leaders is actually a story of repeated failures and dogged persistence:
In 1831 he failed in business.
In 1832 he was defeated for state legislature.
In 1833 he failed again in business.
In 1834 he was elected to state legislature.
In 1835 his sweetheart died.
In 1836 he had a nervous breakdown.
In 1838 he was defeated for Speaker.
In 1840 he was defeated for Elector.
In 1843 he was defeated for Congress.
In 1846 he was elected for one term to Congress.
In 1848 he was defeated again for Congress.
In 1855 he was defeated for Senate.
In 1856 he was defeated for Vice President.
In 1858 he was defeated again for Senate.
In 1860 he, finally, was elected President of United States.And these are just a few of rough spots in life of Abraham Lincoln.
Are you feeling discouraged? Perhaps you just need to give it one more try.
>From Steve Goodier's ONE MINUTE CAN CHANGE A LIFE http://store.yahoo.com/lifesupportsystem/books.htm
Abraham Lincoln grew up in a very difficult environment. He had less than one year of formal schooling. He experienced defeat and failure year after year, but is one of great-est success stories of all time. In spite of everything, he had right attitude to achieve success.
I HOPE THAT YOU DO TOO.
Craig Lock has written extensively in the field of self help. This extract is from his first published book HANDBOOK TO SURVIVE - a collection of writings on various subjects to help every man or woman survive in a rapidly changing, uncertain world. For more info on attitude, see HANDBOOK at: http://www.nzenterprise.com/writer/books.html http://www.novelty-gift.com/ebooks.html