* Be confident that you can make a difference. Don't get overwhelmed. Try to take each day and each task as they come, breaking them down into manageable pieces for action while struggling to see the whole. And don't think you have to WIN immediately or even at all to make a difference.
* Don't ever stop learning and improving your mind or you're going to get left behind.
* Don't be afraid of hard work or of teaching your children to work. Work is dignity and caring and the foundation for a life with meaning.
* Slow Down and Live, you've got a long way to go.
* Choose your friends carefully. Stay out of the fast lane and ignore the crowd. You were born God's original. Try not to become someone's copy. "Nobody is wise enough, nobody is good enough, and nobody cares enough for you to turn over to them your future and your destiny." -Benjamin May.
You are the person you must compete with and be accountable for.
* Be a can-do, will-try person. Focus on what you have and not what you don't have, what you can do rather than what you cannot do.
* Try to live in the present; don't carry around unnecessary burdens from a yesterday you will not live again or a tomorrow that is not guaranteed.
* Use your political and economic power for the community and others less fortunate.
* Listen for "the sound of the genuine" within yourself and others. Meditate and learn to be alone without being lonely.
* You are in charge of your own attitude. The only person you can control is yourself. "As human beings," Gandhi said, "our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the 'Atomic Age' - as in being able to remake ourselves."