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A lot of people in our society spend a lot of time blaming others for their own lack of initiative, insight, ambition, and effort. The Southern Baptists one year had a slogan for church growth that would fit us individually:

“If it is to be, it is up to me.”

Zig Ziglar said, “If you’re looking for helping hand, there’s one at the end of your sleeve.” Dr. Kenneth McFarland, the dean of American speakers, said, “The person you need to see about self-improvement is always available.”

Mike Murdock is an Assemblies of God preacher and a motivational speaker. Some of my favorites of his statements are these:

The Secret Of Your Future Is Hidden In Your Daily Routine.

Some people expect a great, cataclysmic event to change their lives, but….

The Quality Of Your Preparation Determines The Quality Of Your Performance.

That’s true of school, continuing education, self-study.

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