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You’ll never meet a person focused on yesterday who had a better tomorrow. John Foster Dulles, secretary of state under President Eisenhower, observed: ‘The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is still...

BEES V FLIES

BEES V FLIES Twelve bees were placed in a jar in a darkened room. A light was beamed onto the bottom of the jar, and then the lid removed. Instinctively, the bees flew toward the light and couldn’t escape. So they died trying to buzz their way through the bottom...

THE VALUE OF A SMILE

THE VALUE OF A SMILE One day a big department store posted this sign: ‘The Value of a Smile: it costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive it, without impoverishing those who give it. It happens in a flash, and the memory of it sometimes...

FEAR OF FAILURE

FEAR OF FAILURE   Until I overcome the fear of failure, I’ll be immobilised at the prospect of taking on risk. If I fail, don’t quit. History shows us that failure can actually be a bridge to success. Napoleon was 42 in a class of 43. Washington lost 2/3...

LISTENING TO INSTRUCTIONS

LISTENING TO INSTRUCTIONS When you give someone instructions, check to be sure they’ve made a note of them. If not, you should be concerned. The unlearned and uncommitted tend to trust their memory, but the shortest pencil is still better than the longest...

THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS AS THEY SEEM

THINGS AREN’T ALWAYS AS THEY SEEM   Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold...