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Date: Sat, 25 Sep 2004 09:23:27 EDT
Subject: Are You Being Your Best? # 331
Good Morning Freedom Fighters and Truth Seekers,

Here is one way each of us can BE our Best by not forgetting our duties and responsibilities.

Heroes are those who did what was needed, when it was needed because action was needed.  Look for the opportunities to DO and please share this with as many as you can. 

Words of Wisdom...Food For Thought and ACTION

"There is always room at the top."
-- Daniel Webster

"The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the
inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best
and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to

-- Howard Cosell

"Success comes when you do what you love to do, and commit
to being the best in your field."

-- Brian Tracy

"Successful people begin where failures leave off. Never
settle for 'just getting the job done.' Excel!"

-- Tom Hopkins

"Guard your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds.
Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson, philosopher

"The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything."
-- Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, Twenty-sixth President of the USA

"A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind."
-- Albert Szent-Gyorgi

"Whenever you're afraid to take the leap, remember to trust your wings."

-- Eva Gregory, PhD

"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the
21st Century."

-- Sydney Joseph Perelman, writer

"The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; 'tis dearness only that gives everything its value."
-- Thomas Paine

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."

-- T.S. Eliot

"Nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim."
-- James A. Garfield

"Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can -- surely will at times -- fail.  Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying, too.  I think you should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk."
-- Dr. Joyce Brothers

"If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances."
-- Julia Sorel

Today is the pupil of yesterday.
-- Polish Proverb

"Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils."
-- Hector Berlioz

"Deep within you dwells slumbering powers; powers that would astonish you, that you never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize your life if aroused and put into action."
-- Orian Swett Marden

"We must be a Nation that can live with its Conscience"
-- Martin Luther King

"It takes a Nation of conscience-driven individuals to be strong"
--- Karen Koenig Franks

"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

-- Dolly Parton, 1946-, American Musician, Country singer, Actress, Songwriter

"Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use."
-- Charles M. Schultz, 1922-, American Cartoonist, Creator of ''Peanuts''

"How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser."

-- Lou Holtz, 1937-, American Football Coach

"A wise man will make more opportunities then he finds"
-- Francis Bacon

"To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life."

-- William Londen

"No man ever got very high by pulling other people down. The intelligent merchant does not knock his competitors. The sensible worker does not work those who work with him. Don't knock your friends. Don't knock your enemies. Don't knock yourself."
-- Lord Alfred Tennyson 1809-1892, Poet

"Life cannot be lived without courage- happiness comes with living courageously, optimistically, unselfishly. Throw yourself into the grand adventure of living an affirmative life."
-- Vash Young

"Vash Young wrote this during the years of the Depression and lived his words-- may we aspire to make it our walk as well."
-- Karen Koenig Franks

"Asking open-ended questions is a powerful way of having another tap into their own inner wisdom."

-- Eva Gregory, PhD

"In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness."
-- Mohandas Gandhi

Sometime we just have to stop, shut-up and just think.

"Cultivate your own capabilities, your own style.
Appreciate the members of your family for who they are,
even though their outlook or style may be miles different
from yours. Rabbits don't fly.  Eagles don't swim.  Ducks
look funny trying to climb. Squirrels don't have
feathers.  Stop comparing. There's plenty of room in the

-- Chuck Swindoll, author

"The spirit of truth and the spirit of freedom - they are the pillars of society."
--Henrik Ibsen, 1828-1906, Norwegian Dramatist

"He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king."
-- John Milton, 1608-1674, British Poet

"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom."
--Gen. George Patton, 1885-1945, American Army General during World War II

William Prouty, CLU RHU CEC MBA PhD
CEO and Founder
Champions For Life Foundation
PO Box 989, Sun City, CA 92586-0989
909-301-0605  Phone
909-301-0606  FAX

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