Where Black Authors Network With Publishers, Readers, and Other Writers
Home Invites Members Groups Events Careers Videos News Photos Blogs Forums Chat
Home > Blogs > Post Content

"A POWERFUL MESSAGE FROM GENERAL COLIN POWELL" (1580 hits)

This message was sent to me by someone very dear to me...

I would like to share this message as the one who wrote would have me do...

"A POWERFUL MESSAGE FROM GENERAL COLIN POWELL"
as submitted by
Gregory V. Boulware
gvb1210me@yahoo.com
http://ezinearticles.com/?expert_bio=Gregory_V._Boulware
http://www.blogger.com/profile/10910946197037982583
http://www.BoulwareEnterprises.com
http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/814056/gregory_boulware.html
>
Read and share with your positive thinking friends...or even to those who need to think and speak in a more positive vein....

The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve. Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people.

As you grow, your associates will change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you to stay where they are... Friends that don't help you climb will want you to crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you.

Consider this:
Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don't follow anyone who's not going anywhere...

With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it. Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life. Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships. If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights.

"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses."

The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate - for the good and the bad.

Note:
Be not mistaken. This is applicable to family as well as friends. Yes...do love, appreciate and be thankful for your family, for they will always be your family no matter what. Just know that they are human first and though they are family to you, they may be a friend to someone else and will fit somewhere in the criteria above.

"In Prosperity Our Friends Know Us. In Adversity We Know Our friends."
"Never make someone a priority when you are only an option for them."
"If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters."

“Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.."..

Colin Powell
>
Peace and Love,


Greg.
*/
Posted By: Gregory Boulware, Esq.
Sunday, June 13th 2010 at 1:55PM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

Report obscenity | post comment
Share |
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
~ HALLOW II, The Kindle Edition ~
~ ‘58 Stories and Flights of Rule From Above’ ~
~ "A Trilogy of Faith" ~
~ “An Infinite Place, An Infinite Purpose” ~
~“Oh Yeah, We Did It First! – The First In Many Contributions By Blacks In The U.S.” Part Four~
~ “Oh Yeah, We Did It First! – The First Of Many Contributions By Blacks In The U.S. - Part Three” ~
~ 'A Message From The NAACP - What Can and Will You Do For The People?' ~
~ "A Treasure Chest of History" ~
Forward This Blog Entry!
Blogs Home

(Advertise Here)
Who's Online
>> more | invite 
Latest Photos
>> more | add



Latest Member Activity
lola beverly hills just joined a new club (self publishers). 03:06AM
lola beverly hills just joined a new club (book promotion). 03:05AM
lola beverly hills just edited her profile. 03:02AM
gregory boulware, esq. just posted a blog entitled '~ "when was the last time you were poisoned?" ~'. 02:09PM
therinna cherise just answered a new question. 11:20PM
tommy l moore sr just became friends with therinna cherise . 06:57PM
therinna cherise just became friends with tommy l moore sr. 06:57PM
tommy l moore sr just joined a new club (author book bag club (abbc)). 10:43AM
tommy l moore sr just joined a new club (christian authors). 10:33AM
tommy l moore sr just edited his profile. 09:40AM
david cook just posted a blog entitled 'never been loved'. 11:45PM
david cook just posted a blog entitled 'sometimes i wake up'. 11:44PM
>> more | invite friends