Keys to Success

February 3, 2014 at 2:02 pm (Musings...)

I am slowly working through the clutter that is my art studio.  I have some calligraphy supplies coming (yes, Sue, I used my credit card!) and I want to be ready to work on my art.

I gave this away in 2008 but I want to recreate it on a canvas that I can frame... Calligraphy project #1

I gave this away in 2008 but I want to recreate it on a canvas that I can frame… Calligraphy project #1

I found some hidden treasures.  One is a poem I started when my Grandpa Gay died.  I need to finish it.  That experience was like no other.  These two beautiful pictures had fallen behind a cabinet.  They bring back precious memories.

At the hospital, 12-9-85 -- Amanda and Brent

At the hospital, the day after Brent was born — 12-9-85 — Amanda and Brent and Me


My Momma and my Grammy

I also found a list, “Keys To Success.”  I cannot remember where or when I got it.  I do know that I shared it with my daughter, Amanda, all those years ago.  I am not sure she even remembers it.  I tended to be like a dog on a bone when I wanted to get a point across.  I tried to teach Amanda to live her life from a place of great strength and this list was an excellent tool.

Keys To Success

  • Marry the right person.  This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness.
  • Work at something you enjoy and that’s worthy of your time and talent.
  • Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
  • Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  • Be forgiving of yourself and others.
  • Be generous.
  • Have a grateful heart.
  • Persistence, persistence, persistence.
  • Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
  • Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
  • Commit yourself to constant improvement.
  • Commit yourself to quality.
  • Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
  • Be loyal.
  • Be honest.
  • Be a self-starter.
  • Be decisive even if it means you’ll sometimes be wrong.
  • Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
  • Be bold and courageous.  When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
  • Take good care of those you love.
  • Don’t do anything that wouldn’t make your Mom proud.

Something to think about!!


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