The Scoll Marked Three

The Scroll Market Three
            I will persist until I succeed.
            In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner. Each is brought to the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge in spite of the sting of the blade. Henceforth will I recognize that each day I am tested by life in like manner. If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed.
            I will persist until I succeed.
            I was not delivered unto this world in defeat nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. I will hear not those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious. Let them join the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny.
            I will persist until I succeed.
            The prizes of life are at the end of each journey, not near the beginning; and it is not given to me to know how many steps are necessary in order to reach my goal. Failure I may still encounter at the thousandth step yet success hides behind the next bend in the road. Never will I know how close it lies unless I turn the corner.
            Always will I take another step. If that is of no avail I will take another, and yet another. In truth, one step at a time is not too difficult.
            I will persist until I succeed.
            Henceforth, I will consider each day’s effort as but one blow of my blade against a mighty oak. The first blow may cause not a tremor in the wood, nor the second, nor the third. Each blow, of itself, may be trifling, and seem of no consequence. Yet from childish swipes the oak will eventually tumble. So it will be with my efforts of today.
            I will be liken to the rain drop with washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth; the slave who builds a pyramid. I will build my castle one brick at a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.
            I will persist until I succeed.
            I will never consider defeat and I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools. I will avoid despair but if this disease of the mind should infect me then I will work on in despair. I will toil and I will endure. I will ignore the obstacles at my feet and keep mine eyes on the goals above my head., for I know that where dry desert ends, green grass grows.
            I will persist until I succeed.
            I will remember the ancient law of averages and I will bend it to my good. I will persist with the knowledge that each failure to sell will increase my chance for success at the next attempt. Each nay I hear will bring me closer to the sound of yea. Each frown I meet only prepares me for the smile to come. Each misfortune I encounter will carry in it the seed of tomorrow’s good luck. I must have the night to appreciate the day. I must fall often to succeed only once.
            I will persist until I succeed.
            I will try, and try, and try again. Each obstacle I will consider as a mere detour to my goal and a challenge to my profession. I will persist and develop my skills as the mariner develops his, by learning to ride out the wrath of each storm.
            I will persist until I succeed.
            Henceforth, I will learn and apply another secret of those who excel in my work. When each day is ended, not regarding whether is has been a success or a failure, I will attempt to achieve one more sale. When my thoughts beckon my tired body homeward I will resist the temptation to depart. I will try again. I will make one more attempt to close with victory, and if that fails I will make another. Never will I allow any day to end with a failure. Thus will I plant the seed of tomorrow’s success and gain an insurmountable advantage over those who cease their labor at a prescribed time. When others cease their struggle, then mine will begin, and my harvest will be full.
            I will persist until I succeed.
            Nor will I allow yesterday’s success to lull me into today’s complacency, for this is the great foundation of failure. I will forget the happenings of the day that is gone, whether they were good or bad, and greet the new sun with confidence that this will be the best day of my life.
            So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; If I persist long enough I will win.
            I will persist.
            I will win.

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“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”
                                                            – James Matthew Barrie

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The Scroll Marked Two

The following is an excerpt from Og Mandino’s book, “The Greatest Salesman in the World.” If you like what you see, I wholeheartedly suggest you buy the book because it is awesome. There are ten scrolls in all and each will help you tackle and control a different area of your life. Please enjoy the following offering.

THE SCROLL MARKED TWO

            I will greet this day with love in my heart. For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. Muscle can split a shield and even destroy life but only the unseen power of love can open the hearts of men and until I master this art I will remain no more than a peddler in the marketplace. I will make love my greatest weapon and none on whom I call can defend against its force.
            My reasoning they may counter; my speech they may distrust; my apparel they may disapprove; my face they may reject; and even my bargains may cause them suspicion;  yet my love will melt all heart liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest clay.
            I will greet this day with love in my heart.
            And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness for it enlarges my heart, yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due, yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
            I will greet this day with love in my heart.
            And how will I speak? I will laud mine enemies and they will become friends; I will encourage my friends and they will become brothers. Always will I dig for reasons to applaud; never will I scratch for excuses to gossip. When I am tempted to criticize I will bite on my tongue; when I am moved to praise I will shout from the rooftops.
            Is it not so that birds, the wind, the sea, and all of nature speaks with the music of praise for their creator? Cannot I speak the same music to his children? Henceforth will I remember this secret and it will change my life.
            I will greet this day with love in my heart.
            And how will I act? I will love all manners of men for each has qualities to be admired even though they be hidden. With love I will tear down the wall of suspicion and hate which they have built round about their hearts and in its place will I build bridges so that my love may enter their souls.
             I will love the ambitious for they can inspire me; I will love the failures for they can teach me. I will love the kings for they are but human; I will love the meek for they are divine. I will love the rich for they are yet lonely; I will love the poor for they are so many. I will love the young for the faith they hold; I will love the old for the wisdom they share. I will love the beautiful for their eyes of sadness; I will love the ugly for their souls of peace.
            I will greet this day with love in my heart.
            But how will I react to the actions of others? With love. For just as love is my weapon to open the hearts of men, love is also my shield to repulse the arrows of hate and the spears of anger. Adversity and discouragement will beat against my new shield and become as the softest of rains. My shield will protect me in the market place and sustain me when I am alone. It will uplift me in moments of despair yet it will calm me in time of exultation. It will become stronger and more protective with use until one day I will cast it aside and walk unencumbered among all manners of men and, when I do, my name will be raised high on the pyramid of life.
            I will greet this day with love in my heart.
            And how will I confront each whom I meet? In only one way. In silence and to myself I will address him and say I Love You. Though spoken in silence these words will shine in my eyes, unwrinkle my brow, bring a smile to my lips, and echo in my voice; and his heart will be opened. And who is there who will say nay to my goods when his heart feels my love?
            I will greet this day with love in my heart.
            And most of all I will love myself. For when I do I will zealously inspect all things which enter my body, my mind, my soul, and my heart. Never will I overindulge the requests of my flesh, rather I will cherish my body with cleanliness and moderation. Never will I allow my mind to be attracted to evil and despair; rather I will uplift it with the knowledge and wisdom of the ages. Never will I allow my soul be become complacent and satisfied; rather I will feed it with meditation and prayer. Never will I allow my heart to become small and bitter; rather I will share it and it will grow and warm the earth.
            I will greet this day with love in my heart.
            Henceforth will I love all mankind. From this moment all hate is let from my veins for I have not time to hate, only time to love.  From this moment I take the first step required to become a man among men. With love I will increase my sales a hundred fold and become a great salesman. If I have no other qualities I can succeed with love alone. Without it I will fail though I possess all the knowledge and skills of the world.
            I will greet this day with love and I will succeed.

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“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.”
                                                            – James Matthew Barrie

_____________________________________________________________

Don’t forget to contact your President and his fellow officials to pat them on the back when they’ve done right, or, correct them when they’ve done wrong. Or, when you have a suggestion or observation. I’m sure they’d love to hear from you.

Contact Your Federal and State Governments

   Contact the President of the United States

  Contact Your Senators
  Contact Your Representatives

  Contact Your State Governors
  Contact Your State Legislators

Don’t forget your county and city governments as well. . .

A General Directory:http://www.uselections.com/usa_localities
California : http://www.uselections.com/ca/ca-localities.shtml
Florida: http://www.uselections.com/fl/fl-localities.shtml

Alternative Resources
   Find The County Seat
    &nbspU.S. Cities & Hometowns
    &nbsp &nbspUS Mayors At A Glance

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