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If You Think You Are Beaten, You Are

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This short poem is a powerful reminder that our thoughts are the architects of our destiny. "Thinking" by Walter D. Wintle If you think you are beaten, you are If you think you dare not, you don't, If you like to win, but you think you can't It is almost certain you won't. If you think you'll lose, you've lost For out of the world we find, Success begins with a fellow's will It's all in the state of mind. If you think you are outclassed, you are You've got to think high to rise, You've got to be sure of yourself before You can ever win a prize. Life's battles don't always go To the stronger or faster man, But soon or late the man who wins Is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!

This Little Girl Just Restored My Faith in Humanity...

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This little girl started a dance party at an NYC Subway stop...and it restored my faith in humanity. Watch the video below!

Do You Have Room for the Savior?

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This is one of my favorite Christmas songs. It has a powerful message. "Do You Have Room" Lyrics They journeyed far, a weary pair They sought for shelter from the cold night air Some place where she could lay her head Where she could give her babe a quiet bed Was there no room? No corner there? In all the town a spot someone could spare? Was there no soul come to their aid? A stable bare was where the family stayed. Chorus: Do you have room for the Savior? And do you seek Him anew? Have you a place for the one who lived and died for you? Are you as humble as a shepherd boy Or as wise as men of old? Would you have come that night? Would you have sought the light? Do you have room? A star arose, a wondrous light A sign from God -- this was the holy night. And yet so few would go to see The babe who came to rescue you and me. This child divine is now a King; The gift of life to all the world He brings And all mankin

Insecurity: The Greatest Threat to Progress

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A Sculpture of Christ by Angela Johnson Some time ago, I went to a presentation on leadership given by Jonathan Johnson, the President of the More Good Foundation. He made a very strong point when he said that failures in leadership and in organizations all seem to stem from one thing: insecurity. “The greatest single personnel issues that I have ever faced [within organizations],” said Jonathan, “…have come because of…insecurity. Insecurity fosters emotional responses, selfish ideals [but] if you know who you are, is there a need to be insecure?” He then discussed, in detail, a talk by Spencer W. Kimball entitled Jesus: The Perfect Leader , from which I pull this awesome quote: Jesus knew who he was and why he was here on this planet. That meant he could lead from strength rather than from uncertainty or weakness.   Jesus operated from a base of fixed principles or truths rather than making up the rules as he went along. Thus, his leadership style was not only correct, but