Patience is Important

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.  These things are your greatest treasures.  (Lao Tzu)

Each life is made up of mistakes and learning waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent.  (Billy Graham)

I’ve learned that anything in life worth having comes from patience and hard work.  (Greg Behrendt) 

Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience.  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Hope is patience with the lamp lit.  (Tertullian) 

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Be Dedicated

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner.  The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.  (Bear Bryant)

With hard work and dedication, anything is possible.  (Timothy Weah)

When you see validation for a life’s work and dedication, it’s a beautiful day.  (Mary Gauthier)

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The Power of Forgiveness

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

The weak can never forgive.  Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.  (Mahatma Gandhi)

Forgiveness is not always easy.  At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it.  And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.  (Marianne Williamson)

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive, but do not forget.  (Thomas Szasz)

When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.  (Bernard Meltzer)

Forgiveness is for yourself because it frees you.  It lets you out of that prison you put yourself in.  (Louise L. Hay)

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Change Takes Discipline

The dictionary defines change as, “to become different in some way, to change is to adjust develop, transform, or revise.”

However, you cannot have change without discipline.   

Discipline is defined as, “a system of rules of conduct or method of practice; to be disciplined is to have self-control, self-restraint, and self-mastery.”

Basically, change takes discipline.  The two work together.

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Everyone Communicates Few Connect

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This is an excellent book on how to truly connect and communicate with the people around you.

These are my favorites points made by the author.

  • It’s not enough just to work hard.  It’s not enough to do a great job.  To be successful, you need to learn how to really communicate with others.
  • Connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in a way that increases your influence with them.
  • When you connect with others, you position yourself to make the most of your skills and talents.
  • Mutual concern creates connection between people.
  • Connection always begins with a commitment to someone else.
  • Connectors connect on common ground.  It is difficult to find common ground with others when the only person you’re focused on is yourself.
  • In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand.
  • People will not always remember what you said or what you did, but they will always remember how you made them feel.
  • When you make a commitment, you create hope.  When you keep a commitment, you create trust.