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The Nine Point Formula for Solving Problems/Situations
By Herbert Harris

1. Write it down.
Write a precise statement of the situation to be resolved. State what it is and what it is not. Very often, simply writing and describing the situation helps resolve it. Once you clearly define the situation, its solution starts rushing toward you......[more]

The Truth About Success
By Herbert Harris

Success is generally defined as a favorable or satisfactory outcome or result. Whatever you do in your life, you get results. Whether or not those results are the ones you desired, is basically whether you succeeded or failed in your endeavors. Success is often defined as the gaining of wealth, fame, rank and so on. However, in the most general terms, success is the the continuous realization of the outcomes or results you desire.......[more]

Mastering the Riddle of Survival
By Herbert Harris

As you progress along the path, you become keenly aware of how much time and effort is devoted to generating sufficient income to meet the needs of you and your family.

This challenge of your financial survival is an important test of your knowledge, skill, determination and self discipline.......[more]

balance (19K)Harmonic Relationships

The basic principle of the universe is that of order. When order is extended over a time period, it becomes harmony. This universal harmony is like a great symphony in which all notes, vibrations, and sounds are being played at the same time, for all time.......[more]

seven (2K)Seven Guidelines for Establishing Your Purpose

1. It must be idealistic.
Always strive for the highest and best in all things. See things as they can or should be, rather than as they are. Use your imagination as a guide in establishing your purpose.......[more]

There are four types of people in the world.

  • The Players
  • The Watchers
  • The Wonderers
  • The Wanderers

Which type of person are you?.......[more]

Five Signals of a Poor Self-Image

In doing your own personal analysis of your self-image, there are certain keys or signals to look for:

1. Putting the blame on someone else.
By putting the blame for your own circumstances and situation on someone else, you avoid taking responsibility for what you have really done to yourself. If you do not take responsibility for your condition, you cannot change it, nor can you grow through it........[more]

image (16K)Twelve Ways To Improve Your Self-Image
By Herbert Harris

1. Be honest with yourself.
Do not deceive yourself. Deceiving yourself is another way of pretending that everything is alright. When you are not honest with yourself, you totally defeat your quest for improvement and bury your potential self-image under layers of illusion and deception.........[more]

Self Image

How you see yourself in your own eyes determines what you get out of life. Self-image is your own conception of yourself. It is the mental and emotional picture you hold in your own consciousness of who you are, what you are, and what you represent.........[more]

Mastering the Riddle of Survival

As you progress along the path, you become keenly aware of how much time and effort is devoted to generating sufficient income to meet the needs of you and your family.

This challenge of your financial survival is an important test of your knowledge, skill, determination and self discipline.........[more]

How To Overcome Procrastination

Getting started on or completing a project is something many people have problems doing. Mastering the ability to overcome procrastination will help you get the victory in accomplishing the goals you set for yourself.........[more]

Convert Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones

To change obstacles into challenges, you must change your attitude toward the particular situation. Do not let your first thought or reaction to a situation be a negative one. Eliminate the words obstacles and problem from your vocabulary and from your thinking. Every experience that you encounter is a situation. Regardless of whether it is a positive or negative one, it is indeed a situation which can be resolved........[more]

The New You For The New Year
Part 4 - Commitment To Action

Once you have written your goal statements, read them aloud at least three times each day. Think about your goals constantly. Be committed to accomplishing each goal. Give your time, efforts, expertise, resources, and whatever it takes to accomplish your goals........[more]

The New You For The New Year
Part 3: Defining Your Goals & Objectives

Some people live their lives like stars on a predetermined trajectory to the end of their beginning. Others live their lives like thistles in the wind, going hither, thither, and yon........[more]

The New You For The New Year
Setting The Sails For Change - (Learnings and Personal Adjustments)

Look at your present situation. Examine all aspects of your life: spiritual, physical, personal, family, professional, financial, emotional, relationships, social, community and so on. Take each aspect and ask the following questions:.......[more]

Eight Ways to Develop the Habit of Persistence
By Herbert Harris

1. Have a clearly defined, internalized vision of your purpose, and a burning, deep desire for its realization. This is the fire which feeds your WILL to act. If it is not clearly defined and internalized through your senses, you cannot generate the personal power needed to hang tough and keep moving, no matter what........[more]

Nine Ways to Improve Your Relationships with Other People
By Hebert Harris

1. Make yourself likable.
Your power to be liked by others is invaluable on your success journey. To be likable, you must first like yourself. Then this positive feeling you have about yourself will be projected to others through your attitude. When people like you, they will do things to help and assist you in accomplishing your goals and realizing your vision.......[more]

How to Study
By Herbert Harris

As students return to school, it is important that they develop or improve their study skills. The lack of effective study skills can discourage otherwise dedicated students who want to succeed in school but have difficulty reading, studying and retaining information. One very effective technique to improve study skills is the SQ3R Study Method...........[more]

Nine Rules For Becoming A Success
By Herbert Harris

1. Do not procrastinate.
Do not wait until all conditions are right to become a success. You could wait the rest of your life. Believe that you always possess the understanding, courage and self-confidence to take action. Realize that procrastination is a state of mind..........[more]

Brother Herbert Harris will be keeping the Black community updated on thoughts for success and how we can succeed in our lives. Visit regularly for new information that could help you overcome and make the best of your everyday experiences.

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