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Jim's Gems: Self-Talk Influences Outcomes

By Jim L. Smith
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Self-talk has the power to build up or erode your self-image and determine what kind of relationships you have with other people.


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Jim's Gems: Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

If we never dare to fail, our successes will have a low ceiling, and low reward.
By Jim L. Smith
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If we never dare to fail, our successes will have a low ceiling, and low reward.


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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.
By Jim L. Smith
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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

By Jim L. Smith
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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

By Jim L. Smith
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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

By Jim L. Smith
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 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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Jim’s Gems: Failure is a Stepping Stone to Success

By Jim L. Smith

 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: Imagination

By Jim L. Smith

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

By Jim L. Smith

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

By Jim L. Smith

 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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