VISIONS Newsletter - Sep-Oct, 2005 - Published Bi-Monthly



Be Not Conformed,
But Go Forth!

Youth & Young Adult

A Family Reunion
with Style

Roadway to Success

Mark Reedy


The Tough CEO

Alene Hill &
American Business
Women's Association

It Won't Go Away
The Power
of Association

Wedding Planning

in September


Roadway to Success
By Willie Johnson
How could you possibly succeed in life if you have no idea as to
what you want out of or in life?  How can you enjoy your life’s
journey, if you don’t know where you’re headed?  To what
extent have you identified exactly what you want?  Yes, Ladies
and Gentlemen, going through life without knowing what you
want, is like going to sea without knowing where you’re
headed.  Therefore, it is my belief that our conquest should be
to live our lives to the fullest, and achieve a victorious life and
uncommon success along the way.

Will the journey be easy?  No!  Is my stated conquest
possible?  Yes!  You just have to “move out of your own way”,
rediscover your strengths, and patiently cultivate the fruits
within you that empower success and personal growth.  Let me
share a personal story with you…

While I was growing up, back in Yuma, Arizona; receiving loving
persuasions on my “bottomside” from my mother’s “Board of
Education, (smiles, at least that’s what it was called) I learned
that to live your life to the fullest, you must begin by
understanding the world around you, and then be willing to
change it for the better.   I also learned that in order to achieve
uncommon success and a victorious life, we must think
positively and effectively while thinking of the great possibilities
for our life – then give it our very best day-to-day effort to be

Right about now, you are probably asking, “Willie, all of this
sound feasible but what are some life principles that I can study
and sink my teeth into?”  Well, I’m glad you asked.  Here then,
are three pearls of wisdom (principles) that will help you as you
travel along your journey.

  1. Confront Fear, Anger, Greed, and Jealousy:   None
    of these add an ounce of self-fulfillment to life!  Do not
    live in fear. In my view, “FEAR” is nothing more than
    False Evidence Appearing Real!  Do not live in anger,
    which would be self-destructing.  Do not live a life of
    greed, believing it is all about self; that would be denying
    you any hope for a full, victorious, and successful life.  
    Jealousy – oh such a destructive force; never let this
    force be a controlling factor in your life.
  2. Love contentment but do not let it end your
    journey:  From my sister JoAnn, I learned that true joy in
    life comes from a productive blend of contentment, and
    yes, dis-contentment; especially when it comes to
    focusing on ways to help others find success and
    happiness.  From my mother, Elizabeth, I learned that
    what you consider most important in life – determines
    who you’ve chosen to be for the major part of you life’s
    journey.   These pearls of wisdom can serve you well, as
    you travel “the road” – The Road to Success and
  3. Let your productive thinking show:  To others you
    are what you appear to be.  Therefore, I challenge you
    to make every day a great day.  Laugh more!  Smile
    more!  Love more! -  and allow yourself the opportunity
    to do what it is that you need to do.

Enjoy your life journey.  Think of yourself as the confident
individual you really want to be.  Throw out your chest - Take a
new lease on life - Forget about what has happened.  The
future is as bright as you want it to be.  Smile with life and life
will smile with you.   May you be blessed with much joy and
happiness as you travel along your Road to Success,
Happiness and Personal Growth.

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