Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim’s Gems: Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success

December 17, 2012

 There is no failure, no disappointment, no mistake in our past that can stop us from taking a positive step forward right now.  

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Jim’s Gems: Expectations

December 10, 2012

 When we are prepared to find weakness, failure, resistance and negativity, we will.  When we are prepared to find strength, success, acceptance, goodness and value, we will. 

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Face of Quality

Where Is Quality Heading

December 5, 2012
The future of quality is still being written.
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Jim’s Gems: Imagination

December 4, 2012

There are no limitations to what we can imagine, and there are no restrictions on the kinds of things we can imagine. 

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Jim’s Gems: Maintain Control

November 26, 2012

It doesn’t matter how diligently you set goals, visualize results, and think positively, your life is going to occasionally feel as if it's gone a little crazy.  

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Jim’s Gems: Motivation in the Face of Adversity, Part Two

November 19, 2012

 Being realistic means to see things as they are without filtering them or trying to make believe that everything is OK when in fact it is not.  

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Jim’s Gems: Achieve Goals Through Cooperation

November 4, 2012

Goals typically are dependent on change of some type, and successful change seldom happens in a vacuum.

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Face of Quality

Quality Professionals Should Lead the Way

November 2, 2012
Now is the time to step up, learn new skills, and take a leadership role.
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Jim’s Gems: Prepare to Succeed

October 15, 2012

The power of preparation is the belief that each moment in your life is your opportunity to prepare yourself for reaching higher and higher levels of fulfillment.

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Look in the mirror to confront the person holding you back.

Jim’s Gems: Challenge Your Fears

October 10, 2012
Look in the mirror to confront the person holding you back.
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