Every choice must have
a purpose. Every choice counts. There are no insignificant
choices, no neutral actions. Even the smallest gesture has
a consequence, leading you toward or away from your goals.
Reality is the foundation
of success because reality is truth. Reality is the truth,
the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Get this and you‚ve
got it: Reality moves you towards your goals; denial leads
you away. There is only one reality!
From the minute you open
your eyes in the morning until they close again for sleep
each night, everything in between complements or compromises
your character. Every day˜for better or worse, for richer
or poorer, in sickness and in health˜character counts.
It is more important to have character than to be a character.
Self-discipline is a
habit. It is not situational, but it is applied situation
by situation. Anyone can be self-disciplined on occasion,
but to get consistently positive results takes consistency.
It is the day-in, day-out practice of self-discipline that
determines where you'll end up. Every act of self-discipline
moves you toward your goals and every exception takes you
Personal Development Counts!
Growth and development
is a lifelong pursuit: there's always some polishing to do,
knowledge to gain, and love to be deepened. Self-development
ends only when we run out of time. Life is a work in progress,
improvement never ends, and you never totally arrive. You
are, and will be for as long as you live, a self in evolution.
The pursuit of excellence
is not only politically correct, it is also highly profitable.
A commitment to excellence can help you to capture true wealth
and realize the inherent value of your potential. You will
never outlive its importance, usefulness, and necessity. Its
absence devalues potential, credibility, and reputation.
Failure serves an indispensable
function in the production of your success. It provides information
and motivation for you to learn from and apply. Failure is
not only the output of an unsuccessful activity; it is also
the input for a successful one. The bright side of failure
is that it inspires improvement, creativity, change, and most
importantly, purposeful activity.
Health & Energy Counts!
Widen your moral purpose
— vow not just to live longer, but to live better, to
have more energy, self-worth, and clarity. The preservation
of health is a duty. Few seem conscious that there is such
a thing as physical morality. You must take care of your body
because the day will come a time when it will no longer tolerate
An essential part of
your journey is the pursuit of happiness. Yet, the only way
to maintain a sense of fun and play is to consciously choose
to make it a priority. Unfortunately, fun seems to wind up
on the bottom of the "To Do" list. You are the conductor
of mirth in your life, your own personal Clown Prince of Mirth
Your Legacy Counts!
You will leave a legacy. The question is not whether you'll
leave a legacy but what legacy you will leave! To arrive at
the point that you think seriously about your legacy, you
must reach a level of reality and commitment that represents
an eternity to follow. When you take the final bow, who will
you be? How will you enter eternity? Will you just be a footnote