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Perserverence

I have never met a person quite like Geri; her unfailing positive attitude and generosity of spirit plus her never-ending energy and ‘get-it-done’ attitude was both inspiring and energizing! I am reminded of this quote by the author of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ that captures the Geri personality perfectly!

We have to be braver than we think we can be, because God is constantly calling us to be more than we are.
Madeleine L’Engle

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Civility

YOUR MIND IS THE ONLY THING YOU CONTROL EXCLUSIVELY. DON’T GIVE IT AWAY TOO FREELY THROUGH USELESS ARGUMENTS.
Geri had the very unique characteristic of always being nice to everyone even though she didn’t always agree with what another person said. Geri never spoke ill of anyone and never repeated negative news about someone that she learned about from others. Geri respected everyone and learned from listening to others. Geri was always upbeat, positive, cheerful, kind and understanding, even with strangers.

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Most failures could have been converted into successes if someone had held on another minute or made more effort.

When you have the potential for success within you, adversity and temporary defeat only help you prepare to reach great heights of success. Without adversity, you would never develop the qualities of reliability, loyalty, humility, and perseverance that are so essential to enduring success. Many people have escaped the jaws of defeat and achieved great victories because they would not allow themselves to fail. When your escape routes are all closed, you will be surprised how quickly you will find the path to success.

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Start going the extra mile and opportunity will follow you.

Going the extra mile can give you insight and a good reputation, both of which attract opportunity. Many obvious opportunities are found in places no one else has bothered to venture. If you put in the extra effort to make a good project an even better one, or you get to know your equipment better than anyone else on your shift, you will see things others overlook and be in a position to make use of them. Leaders who need a job done think first of people they know who will do it well. If other people respect you for the quantity and the quality of your work, you will find yourself advancing past others who regard their jobs as drudgery. For all the extra service that you’ve rendered, you’ll find yourself more than amply compensated by opportunities others never grasp.

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Most of us don’t mind being told of our faults if the critic is generous enough to mix in a few of our virtues as well.

It’s a normal reaction to defend ourselves and our behavior when someone criticizes us — even if we secretly recognize that what we’re being told is correct. Those who achieve great success in life, however, are those who have learned to set aside their emotions and learn from others, even when the message is unpleasant. If you find yourself being evaluated by someone else, tell yourself that criticism of some aspect of your performance is not a personal attack. Control your emotional reaction and adopt useful ideas even though you may dislike the manner in which the information is delivered.

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It’s not the epitaph on your tombstone but the record of your deeds that may perpetuate your name after death.

Alfred Nobel had an opportunity afforded to very few. When his brother died, the newspaper confused the two and published Alfred’s obituary instead of his brother’s. As he read his own obituary, Alfred realized that the world would remember him for his invention of dynamite — an instrument of destruction. It was because of that experience that he decided to fund the Nobel Prizes. Today, most of the world knows his name in connection with humankind’s greatest achievements. Good deeds live on in the minds of others. When you do a kindness for someone else, you set in motion a force for good that will remain long after you’re gone.

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