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bulletLessons 4 the Journey
bulletLessons on Education
bulletLessons on Personal Mastery
bulletLessons on Personal Leadership
bulletLessons  4  Success
bulletLessons  4  Happiness
bulletLessons  4  Fools
bulletLessons  on Labour
bulletLessons  4 Knowledge

Lessons 4 the Journey

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Walk with Lions - Lions do

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Rule # 1 : In all endeavors - Destination first, then the route - First vision, then strategy

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Never embark on a journey without a destination

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Without a destination you are lost

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Often the journey become clear as you go down the road, provided you have a destination

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You might not know exactly where you are going, but keep moving as long as you have a clearly conceived destination.

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The man who lost his destination, lost himself

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Don't look downward on the journey, focus on the horizon - there you will find your destination.

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Only he that keep his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the road.  Dag Hammerskjold (1905-91)

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Aim high - gravity and negativity will always drag you down

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Go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will always be able to see further - Zig Ziglar

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There is one thing worse than not knowing exactly where you are going, that's going nowhere

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Sometimes the journey become clear as you move down the road

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It's not where you start but where you finish that counts

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Your destination will attract you like a magnet

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Animals have powers we seem to have lost - a sense of direction 

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The earth's magnetic forces help to keep the geese on coarse

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Do not follow where the path may lead, go where there is no path and leave a trail

 

Lessons on Education

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The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after

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Some will never learn anything, because they understand everything to soon

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Learning takes time and there is no easy way to learn difficult things

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If you want to stay ahead and young, stay a student.

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Don't send your cats to lion school, it  won't turn your pussycats into lions - rather hone their pussycat skills

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A good pussycat won't make a lion, not even a bad one

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Don't attend lion school if you want to make ice - ask the Eskimos 

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When you lose, don't lose the lesson

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Never choose the easy and comfortable learning, it often become difficult and useless education

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Lions (should) go to Lion School - If you invest time and money in education, don't compromise - choose the best 

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Sometime experience is not enough, you need to attend school - Lion School

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Talk slowly but think quickly

 

 

Lessons on Personal Mastery

 
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If you are born a lion, be one - Be yourself

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Lions make bad pussycats and via versa

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Zen masters don't ask us to be somebody else - they want us to be truly and fully ourselves

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You can't stay with the pigs and run with the thoroughbreds, it's simply prohibited by the law of common sense

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The worse day of someone who is enjoying what they do is still better than the best day of those who don't

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I was always looking outside myself for confidence and strength, but it comes from within. It is there all the time - Anna Freud ( 1895 - 1982)

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Never commit to limits

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The law of common sense prohibits paying little and getting a lot

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The bitterness of poor quality is long remembered after the sweetness of paying less is forgotten

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Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfect - St. Francis De Sales

 

Lessons on Personal Leadership

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Have a vision/dream/mountain- lions move to the peaks to enhance their vision. be far sighted 

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Reach for a goal - you may not get there, but you'll be a lot closer than if you hadn't reached at all

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Take little steps towards your goal/ conquer your mountain, with each step you'll gain momentum and with consistency the work will soon finish itself. Never let a day pass without doing something to make your dreams come true.

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Aim as high as you can. Don't let anything or anyone limit your ambition

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Don't worry about tomorrow - save yourself the trouble, it won't change anything

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Put passion, enthusiasm and zeal into everything you do - Enthusiasm is the fuel of life, it propels you forward

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Never give up hope, always speak kind words

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 Always challenge yourself

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Be wise, prioritize 

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When you feel like giving up, hold on just a little longer

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Dare to be different - Take a stand for what you know is right. 

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When you are in a cloudburst, with rain and wind surrounding you, keep your head low - the weather will turn sooner than you can imagine.

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Foster positive, encouraging and uplifting thoughts

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Explore and you will discover - often not without failure

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Feed your mind - Stay a student - The more your study and learned the more you will discover your ignorance . Be careful what you feed your mind with, you can't live from scraps. 

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Never jump to conclusion or make assumptions

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You'll never know what can be done until you try to do it.

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Don't clutter your mind with worry

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Change the things that need changing, leave the things that don't need changing as they are and pray for wisdom to know the difference.

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Oil/lubricate the machine of life

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Be quick to listen, slow to respond

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Nothing great was ever achieved by only sitting still. 

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Don't delay - Do it today

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Show that your are passionate

 

Lessons  4  Leadership

 
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Leaders make themselves vulnerable - rule no 1

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If you cannot be challenged, you cannot challenge your followers

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A leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way - John Maxwell

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I am more afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion than an army of lions led by a sheep - Talleyrand

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Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers, not their minds - unknown 

 

Lessons  4 Change

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For most people it take a catastrophic event to change direction

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Humans normally follow Newton's first law of motion - In the absence of an applied force a body remains at rest or moves uniformly in a straight line, with the difference that humans slow down and eventually come to rest.

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According to Newton's first law of motion  - a body will not change direction unless it is compelled to by external force impressing on it

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All people and processes strive for equilibrium - a place of lease resistance

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Take charge, first of your own life

 

 

Lessons  4  Success

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To be successful you have to know what you are doing, love what you are doing and believe in what you are doing.

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Never give up your dreams, even if you are the only one believing in it - why would anyone else share your enthusiasm. 

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Great people have one thing in common a great sense of purpose

 

 

Lessons  4  Happiness

 
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Often it's more important to decide what you don't want, than what you want - to give it up is not always easy.

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Before climbing over the fence where the grass appears greener, try watering your side first.

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Don't waste your time judging and criticizing people, it's tedious and won't bring happiness - besides it's God's job.

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Happiness is not something you find, but rather something you create

 

 

Lessons  4  Fools

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The best way to proof a fool wrong is to let him have it his way

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Never justify yourself to your critics, you will only convince them that they were right in the first place

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Never argue with an idiot, you'll waste precious time and energy and at the end won't convince him.

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Normally others don't appreciate your intellect, in particular when they lack it

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Any fool can criticize and normally do

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Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it take a good carpenter to build one

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Any coward can fight a battle when he is sure of winning, but give me the man who has the pluck to fight when he is sure of losing - George Eliot

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It's better to look stupid and be smart, than to look smart and be stupid

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More muscle does not always mean more power, but I will not take any changes

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It take time and effort to argue with an unreasonable person -ask yourself what the payoff is - and accept that there is insanity on both sides of the argument when you argue with an idiot.

 

Lessons  on Labour

 
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No one can attribute his wealth to watching TV

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Make rest a necessity, not an objective

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If you wakeup at noon, don't complain that the day is to short

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Most people only see what they lose

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Today's fringe benefit is tomorrows expectation

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Success consists of a series of daily efforts - the only way to reach long-range goals is through achieving your short term objectives

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Do what you can, with what you have, where you are - Theodore Roosevelt

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Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard - Tim Notke

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Nothing is difficult when you know how

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Don't tell me how hard you work, show me what you've done

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Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want

 

 

Lessons  4 Knowledge

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Knowledge and skill is a potent weapon in the battle for survival

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Make knowledge part of your natural amour

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Don't live in the past, but never ignore tradition

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Don't think you are old enough to know better

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Under no circumstances ask directions from the man who never left home

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Never let the man rule your city while he cannot rule his own spirit

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The art of being wise is to know what to overlook - William James

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There is one thing worse than not knowing exactly where you are going, that's going nowhere

 

Lessons  4 Competition

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Competition comes from nowhere and in a few moments takes over the pride 

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Often a desperate man is more dangerous than the prosperous  one

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Bigger might not be better, but it's always respected

 

Lessons  4 Hope

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There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow - Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

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Make no little plans; they have no magic... Make big plans, aim high in hope and work - Daniel H. Burnham

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When nothing is sure, everything is possible - Margaret Drabble

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The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fall - Chinese proverb

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If there is hope in the future there is power in the present

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When you look to the sun, you see no shadows

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Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieve the impossible

 

Lessons  4 Adversity

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Other can stop you temporarily - you are the only one who can do it permanently - Zig Ziglar

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A newborn is the most vulnerable during the first moments of life, so is every new idea

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Don't dissolve in despair 

 

 

 

Lessons  4 Praise

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A sincere compliment is one of the most effective motivational methods in existence - Zig Ziglar

 

 

Lessons  on Disagreement

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Don't let a little disagreement injure a great friendship

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Remember the 3 R's - Respect for one self, respect for others and responsibility for your actions

 

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