Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim’s Gems: Belief and Success Relationship

If we believe there is no way around or through a problem, we tend to close our minds to possible solutions.
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In recent weeks we’ve discussed our belief system. A friend asked if there was a relationship of belief and success. The brief answer is, absolutely, there is a directly relationship.
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Face of Quality: Counter Resistance to Change

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Successful change agents consider the big picture.


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Jim's Gems: Think Success

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You act like you know yourself to be, which is what all of us do. You create what is called a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Jim's Gems: What Do You Have to Offer?

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Many people are, by their very nature, quite thoroughly self-centered. That represents quite an incredible opportunity.
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Jim's Gems: The Power of Your Beliefs

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Beliefs are neither right nor wrong. They are either empowering or limiting.
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Jim's Gems: Change Your Beliefs

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Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison came to realize that authority figures were not the determiners of their destiny. Rather, they themselves had that power.
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Jim's Gems: Personal Beliefs

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We all have beliefs about who we are and what we are like. We were, however, not born with these beliefs.
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Face of Quality: Good Enough?

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Quality should play a larger role in when a product is released.
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Jim's Gems: What's Your Idea of Success?

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Measuring success by other people's values prevents you from recognizing many of your own significant accomplishments.
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Jim's Gems: Achievement Results from Persistent Focus

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If you're not persistently following your dream, that dream is simply not big enough. You will need to work to expand on that dream until it is big enough and exciting enough to keep your focus continually aligned and unwavering.
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