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Jim's Gems: Achievement Results from Persistent Focus

By Jim L. Smith
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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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Jim's Gems: Take Time to Reflect

By Jim L. Smith
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I believe our insights come when we give our minds time to think, without forcing answers at the conscious level.
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Jim's Gems: The Journey is What's Important

By Jim L. Smith
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The effort that we expend to reach a goal or a target is critical to our growth, both professionally and personally.
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Jim's Gems: Accept Responsibility

By Jim L. Smith
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If you are willing to accept full responsibility, there is absolutely no limit to how far you can go.
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Jim's Gems: The Road to Positive Change is Paved with Persistence

By Jim L. Smith
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It’s not our motivation that will produce results-it’s our actions.
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Jim's Gems: Sharp Focus

By Jim L. Smith
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Most of us live in a culture that presents us with a bewildering array of options. But the confusion of too many options will largely disappear once we learn how to focus.
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Jim's Gems: Develop a Survivor Mentality

By Jim L. Smith
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In contrast to the participants in the glut of reality shows, which only seem to bring out the worst in human behavior, the real survivors in life have developed personalities that allow them more options.
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Jim's Gems: The Power Within

By Jim L. Smith
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What does the sugar pill have in common with our personal or professional potential? A lot, from my perspective.
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Jim's Gems: Self Talk Affects Your Image

By Jim L. Smith
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There is no better way to ensure an ample supply of pain in your life than the destructive habit of self talk. This internal commentary can profoundly affect your self-esteem.
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Jim's Gems: Change Your Comfort Zone

By Jim L. Smith
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What have you gotten used to over time that you never really meant to happen?
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