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Tuesday, 11 January 2005
10 commandments of self improvement
Topic: Quotes
#1: Thou Shalt Take Responsibility for Your Life

Dr. Phil: "Life Law:-You Create Your Own Experience. Acknowledge and Accept
Responsibility for your life"

Stephen Covey: "Taking initiative does not mean being pushy, obnoxious, or
aggressive. It does mean recognizing our responsibility to make things happen."

Les Brown: "Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will
get you where you want to go, no one else."

Denis Waitley: "There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as
they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them."

#2: Thou Shall Take Action

Dr. Phil McGraw: "Life Rewards Action. Make Careful Decisions"

Tony Robbins: "Take Massive Action"

Dale Carnegie: The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to
do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore

Jack Canfield "Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask.
Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it."

#3: Thou Shall Have desire.

Napoleon Hill: Desire is the starting point of all achievement.

Muhammad Ali: "Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from
something they have deep inside them--a desire, a dream, a vision."

Mario Andretti: "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and
commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence
-- that will enable you to attain the success you seek."

Earl Nightingale: "The key that unlocks energy is 'Desire.' It's also the key
to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real
force within ourselves, we have to get excited."

#4: Thou Shall Set Goals.

Tony Robbins: Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the

Aristotle: First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective.
Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials,
and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.

Maxwell Maltz: People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that
they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile. Get yourself a goal
worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project. Always have something
ahead of you to ''look forward to'' -- to work for and hope for.

Brian Tracy: "Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon
a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit
themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into."

Zig Ziglar "A goal properly set is halfway reached."

#5: Thou Shalt Create a Plan

Unknown: If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail.

Napoleon Hill: When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not
sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Mark Victor Hansen: The majority of people meet with failure because they lack
the persistence to create new plans to take the place of failed plans.

#6: Thou Shalt Pay the Price

Vince Lombardi: "The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at
hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the
best of ourselves to the task at hand.

Orison Swett Marden: Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It
cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.

#7: Thou Shalt Have Persistence

Calvin Coolidge: "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the
world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are

Orison Swett Marden: "There is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers.
It gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles. Everybody believes in a
determined man. People know that when he undertakes a thing, the battle is half
won, for his rule is to accomplish whatever he sets out to do."

#8: Thou Shalt Believe

Denis Waitley: "If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you
won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you
off the launching pad."

Anthony Robbins: "If you develop the absolute sense of certainty that powerful
beliefs provide, then you can get yourself to accomplish virtually anything."

Maxwell Maltz: Realizing that our actions, feelings and behavior are the result
of our own images and beliefs gives us the level that psychology has always
needed for changing personality.

David J. Schwartz: "The size of your success is determined by the size of your
belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and
win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often
easier--certainly no more difficult--than small ideas and small plans."

# 9 Thou Shalt Learn From Thy Mistakes

Winston Churchill: All men make mistakes, but only wise men learn from their

Oprah Winfrey: There are no failures, only lessons to be learned.

John Sculley: I have found that I always learn more from my mistakes than from
my successes. If you aren't making some mistakes, you aren't taking enough

# 10: Thou Shalt Create A Clear Picture of Your Future and Visualize It.

Earl Nightingale: Picture yourself in your minds eye as having already achieved
this goal. See yourself doing the things you'll be doing when you've reached
your goal.

Stephen Covey: Create a clear, mutual understanding of what needs to be
accomplished, focusing on what, not how; results not methods. Spend time. Be
patient. Visualize the desired result .

Robert L Schwartz: "The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an
actualizer. He can visualize something, and when visualizes it he sees exactly
how to make it happen." --

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Monday, 10 January 2005

Topic: Quotes
Respect and cherish your body. You've been given only one, and taking care of it is key to living a long, happy life.

- Denise Austin newsletter

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Tuesday, 4 January 2005

Topic: Quotes
"Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent."
- Marilyn Vos Savant

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