Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Commit to Success

People who are committed to success are willing to do whatever it takes, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else.

People who are committed to success are willing to do whatever it takes, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else.

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Jim's Gems: Positive Direction

Every moment is a choice. And every moment you can choose to orient your life in a positive direction.

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Jim’s Gems: Look Forward to the Future - Part II

When we set a goal and therefore create that gap we wrote about last week, energy and creativity are unleashed in our minds. 

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Jim’s Gems: Look Forward to the Future

 As humans , we move toward the strongest picture and our natural tendency is to maintain our current picture of who we are.  We change that perspective, but in order to do so, we need to make that future picture (or goal) stronger and more attractive than staying in our comfort zone or the present.  

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Effective Goal Setting

Goals serve as road maps to personal and professional success.

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your future, motivating yourself, and turning your vision of the future into reality.

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

 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

 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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Where Is Quality Heading

The future of quality is still being written.
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Jim’s Gems: Imagination

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

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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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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