Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Focus Your Thoughts

December 5, 2011
Are your thoughts consumed with worry about what you do not want? If so, then it is very likely that you'll soon grow to accept those undesirable and unwanted things as inevitable, and attract them, like a magnet, into your life.
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Jim's Gems: Be Open to Challenges

November 29, 2011
We should be eager to take on difficult tasks. They are the ones that enable us to create great value.
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Jim's Gems: Don't Settle for Less

November 21, 2011
Being inspired for a lifetime is what actually achieves good and wonderful results.
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Jim's Gems: Turn Problems into Opportunities

November 14, 2011
Whether or not something is a problem depends on the way we respond.
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Jim's Gems: The Power of Thought

November 7, 2011
We need to choose thoughts that give energy to our most cherished values and most treasured goals.
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Face of Quality: What's Wrong with Strategic Planning?

November 3, 2011
The problem may be too much planning and not enough execution.
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Jim's Gems: Progressive Improvement is the Key

October 31, 2011
Progressive improvement will outperform postponed perfection. Every time.
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Jim's Gems: Perseverance

October 24, 2011
We need to be mindful that history has continually demonstrated that times of great difficulty and challenge are also times of great opportunity.
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Jim's Gems: Clarity

October 17, 2011
When we concentrate our attention on specific issues, whether they be goals, problems or people, we bring all our energies to them and shut out the irrelevant noise.
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Jim's Gems: What Will You Choose Today?

October 10, 2011
Every day presents new and exciting opportunities. Today is no different.
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