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SUCCESS STRIDES

34 Super counsels to make you a success in life









Success Strides

Copyright (c) 2017

Luck Richards

Smashwords Edition





ISBN: 9781370632800





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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT





After one of my several talks, in the early days when I started, an old man approached me. He asked if I had put on paper the things I was talking about. I told him I was yet to do that. He told me to do so promising to publish my works if I did.

I deeply and most sincerely cherish this great encouragement. I dedicate this work to this old man, who I could not reach again, but whose words had become fire to me. He is indeed an angel.

I thank God too for the gift of a great wife who made possible the realization of all my works. Without her, I wonder what I would be.











INTRODUCTION



I remember when I went on the search to find 'deep treasures', a young friend stumbled on my yet to be published works. He went out spreading the news that I was on a path way to true wisdom.

After giving a talk to a group of education counselors sometime ago, one among them came to me, He said, “If I had heard this talk five years ago, I would have been in higher places”.

Nothing is ever too late if we truly resolve to work out and apply in good measure what we receive as light and what we count as treasures.

Life is all about illumination. The more light we have, the further and faster we go, avoiding the labor of the fool.

Here presented are some lights that that I chose to call treasures. May these be your privileges as you resolve with all determination to put them to work in your life and the life of others.









TABLE OF CONTENTS

1) ACKNOWLEDGMENT

2) INTRODUCTION

3) INTRO/ PREAMBLE

4) THE YOU FACTOR

5) FEARS, DOUBT BUT FAITH

6) ILLUSIONS NO, REALITY… YES

7) OPPOSITION DON'T MIND OPPOSITION

8) IDLENESS - THE GREATEST THIEF OFTIME AND TALENT

9) TIME - YOU NEED A MASTERY OF TIME

10) DEPENDENCY --- DECEPTIVE AND KILLING

11) HABIT --- A GOOD SERVANT OR A BAD MASTER

12) GOOD VIRTUES --- A GREAT NECESSITY IN LIFE

13) CHARITY --- A MULTIPLIER OF FORTUNE

14) INTEGRITY ---THE LIFTER OF MEN

15) HUMILITY --- WHAT GOD REVERES IN MEN

16) SILENCE --- WHERE GREAT THINGS ARE FASHIONED

17) THOUGHTS ---AWESOME: FOR YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK

18) VISION --- A RARE GIFT AMONG MEN

19) WISDOM & KNOWLEDGE ---THEY MAKE DILIGENT SEARCH

FORTHIS

20) ASSOCIATION --- YOU WILL BECOME WHAT YOU ASSOCIATE

WITH

21) ATTITUDE--- GET A GREAT ATTITUDE

22) FOCUS --- GET YOUR BEARINGS RIGHT. AVOID DISTRACTIONS

23) ORDER --- ORDERLINESS IS THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF INCREASE

24) PREPARATION --- BETTER IF IT PRECEDES OPPORTUNITY

25) COURAGE --- THE UNDERLINING FACTOR IN ALL THINGS

26) WORK ---THE BEST FORTUNE COMES TO HIM WHO WORKED FOR

27) DISCIPLINE --- CONVERTS TALENT TO SUCCESS

28) DILIGENCE --- BEING THE BEST OF WHAT YOU ARE

29) DETERMINATION---THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN

30) PATIENCE --- ONE OF THE GREATEST THINGS THE WORLD

LACKS

31) FRUGALITY

32) HEALTH --- WATCH YOUR HEALTH KEENLY

33) MARRIAGE --- MARRY WELL OR BE DOOMED

34) RELIGION

35) PRAY --- BE PRAYERFUL

36) GOD --- TRUST IN GOD









INTRO/PREAMBLE





CONSIDER THESE FIRST:

1) “Ninety- five percent of a people, who hear, understand and agree with a principle, do not have the ability to apply it to their lives because they do not have the resources.”--- Stanford University





2) “In this life, we get those things for which we hunt, for which we strive, and for which we are willing to sacrifice.”--- George Matthew Adams





3) “It is never too late to be what you might have been.--- George Elliot





4) “One half of knowing what you want (In life) is knowing what you must give up before you get it.” --- Sidney Howard





5) A swamp develops on its own, but if you want to build a tower, you plan it.

--- A Norwegian proverb





6) No matter how far a man has gone on a bad road, it is always better for him to turn back. --- A Turkish proverb





7) To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. — Chinese proverb





8) There are two ways to be great in this life. The way of God which takes time, careful planning and a great determination and resolve. This way brings lasting peace and blessings. The second is the way of Satan which is quick and short-lived and of eternal consequences.


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