Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions
Harold S. Geneen

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Positive Inspirational Personal Growth Stories

Instructions for a wonderful and fulfilling life

  • Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • Memorise your favourite poem.
  • Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have, or sleep all you want.
  • When you say, 'I love you', mean it.
  • When you say, 'I'm sorry', look the person in the eye.
  • Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
  • Believe in love at first sight.
  • Never laugh at anyone's dreams.
  • Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
  • In disagreements, fight fairly. No name-calling.
  • Don't judge people by their relatives.
  • Talk slowly but think quickly.
  • When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, 'Why do you want to know?'
  • Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • Call your mum every week.
  • Say 'bless you' when you hear someone sneeze.
  • When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  • Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions.
  • Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  • When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  • Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  • Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, conversational skills will be as important as any other.
  • Spend some time alone.
  • Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
  • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  • Read more books and watch less TV.
  • Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time.
  • Trust in God but lock your car.
  • A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home.
  • In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
  • Read between the lines.
  • Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
  • Be gentle with the earth.
  • Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.
  • Never interrupt when you are being flattered.
  • Mind your own business.
  • Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
  • If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction.
  • Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.
  • Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other.
  • Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
  • Remember that your character is your destiny.
  • Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

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