Dear Lord, Thank you! Today you wake up my mind from a deep sleep. Thank you forreminding me that today is the preparation of my future success.
Thank you for helping me to realize that life is full of hardships, pains, sorrows, andtrials. The only way to beat these odds is to face and take them as challenges of lifeand continue on improving myself.
Vow No.1 : Therefore, beginning today dear Lord, I will not waste my timewith idleness, laziness, cowardliness, and timidity. Instead, I will use it as anopportunity for the improvement of my being.
Vow No. 2 : Beginning today, I will take charge of my mind. Ive learnedfrom my life experiences that if I think a negative, the result is always anegative. But if I think a positive, the result is always a positive.
Vow No. 3 : Beginning today, I will take charge of my mouth. Ill be careful andtactful in my words when I am engaging in conversation with my beloved fellowhuman being. I know that life and death is in the power of the tongue.
Vow No. 4 : Beginning today, I will take good care of my health for it ismy only investment and tool to reach my goals and dreams in life.
Vow No. 5 : Beginning today, I will take charge of my emotions. Everyday, I will motivatemyself to act as an educated and emotionally mature individual. If it happens that Iencounter insult and disappointment, I will just remind myself that this too shall pass!
Vow No. 6 : Beginning today, I will put the others first and serve them honestlywith love and care for these are my only chances to share the love, kindnessand blessings from above.
Vow No. 7 : Beginning today, I will teach myself to be compassionate, humble, lovable,and open-minded in dealing with people. Ive learned from the counsels and writings ofthe great men of the ages that being a compassionate, humble, lovable, and open-minded person is the best cure in healing of the old wounds of the broken-hearted.
Vow No. 8 : By being this way, I can help to cast out the doubts, feeling of inferiority andhatred in their hearts and minds. It can also be the best technique in winning the heartsof the wicked men and eventually to become his friend.
Vow No. 9 : Beginning today, I will teach myself the importance of hard work, honesty,sincerity, time management, frugality, initiative, planning, creativeness, determination,patience, persistence, enthusiasm, cooperation, extra mile, faith, and trust in myself forthese are the secrets of success in any field of work.
Vow No. 10 : Beginning today, I will embrace all the hardships, pains, sorrows, and trials aschallenges and stepping-stones for success. Trials are medicines, which my Loving Godprescribed because I need them. He proportions the frequency and weight of them to whatthe case requires. Therefore, let me trust His skill and eventually thank Him for His prescription.
Vow No. 11 : Beginning today, I will nurture my character for my character is theonly shield to protect and cover my reputation against the trap and honeywords of wicked individuals.
Vow No. 12 : Beginning today, I will improve myself. I will encourage andteach myself the importance of self-respect and self-discipline for theseare the foundations of success.
Vow No. 13 : Beginning today, I will treasure the importance of reading good books. Booksare the best, wise, patient mentors, and professors of all/any colleges and universities in theworld. Books are the best source of knowledge and wisdom. Doing this can help me tobecome more discerning, a deeper individual and a great thinker.
Vow No. 14 : Beginning today, I will practice to have my own originality. Today is my onlychance that I can prove and show to the world that I am a unique individual, createdby the loving hands of the Almighty God, who has a mission and vision to fulfill - to plantthe seeds of my uniqueness and productivity in this land!
Vow No. 15 : Beginning today, I will remove from my vocabulary such words andphrases as defeat, failure, improvable, impossible, hopeless, and retreat fromthese for they are the words and phrases of fools and losers.
Vow No. 16 : Finally, beginning today, I will make my Loving God a partner inevery plan and decision of life. With Him, I can do all things that others thinkand see as impossible!
Now, with these precious short 16 vows of success in my hands, if I justdiligently follow each precept daily and put it in my heart and mind,surely, Ill be the most happiest and successful person in the future.
The Difference Between Strength And Courage It takes strength to be firm. It takes courage to be gentle. It takes strength to stand guard. It takes courage to let down your guard. It takes strength to conquer It takes courage to surrender. It takes strength to be certain. It takes courage to have doubt. It takes strength to fit in. It takes courage to stand out. It takes strength to feel a friends pain. It takes courage to feel your own pain. It takes strength to hide feelings. It takes courage to show them. It takes strength to endure abuse. It takes courage to stop it. It takes strength to stand alone. It takes courage to lean on another. It takes strength to love. It takes courage to be loved. It takes strength to survive. It takes courage to live. By Dave Griffith