February 1st, 2009

The six keys to success

1. AttitudeBloom where you are planted. You have a choice to get back up after temporary set backs. Attitude is a small thing that makes a big difference!

 2. Direction
If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there. Write your short term goals down on paper. I have discovered and continue to discover that putting your dreams and goals down on paper lock in or focus your belief that they can be achieved--even if you have to take a course correction in achieving your goals. Success comes in cans, failure comes in can'ts.

 3. ValuesExplore what is important to you. Maybe it is family, friends, your spirituality or working hard at any given task. I can assure you that your priorities will change as you grow older. Very important that you value yourself and treat yourself like the valuable gift from God that you are.

 4. Interests
Birds of a feather flock together. This is to say that if you are hanging around winners or others with a "can do" mind-set, you'll likely adapt to this same kind of thinking. Remember--"SUCCESS LEAVES CLUES!

 5. Commitment
Feelings may change, commitments do not. "Success is getting up one more time than you fall." I have often wanted to give up, and then I must think to myself about what the consequences of giving up will be. Generally, this is more than enough of a motivation to make us stick to the task at hand even if we don't feel like it. When the task is achieved, Whow!--IT FEELS GREAT!

 6. Encouragement
Be an encourager and comforter to friends that are feeling discouraged. I promise that you will not regret this as you will be encouraged by one, if not many, when you are feeling down. Encouragement and love are contagious qualities that can change the minds of the most stubborn and "hard-to-get- along-with" people you know. I have seen it happen over and over again.

 "Ahmad Fuad Ahmad" <fuad9_99@yahoo.com>


A Broken Heart

My poetry is sad, my poetry is sweet,
and a book of my poems I lay at your feet.

The meadows are green, the sky-line is blue,
come closer and kiss me, my heart aches for you.

Now I can't sleep at night and am restless in bed,
till I hear the dawn chorus, resounding overhead.

On this sun-shiny day, over hills barren with time,
I wander, ever ponder, with you on my mind.

I submit to love's pleasure, I submit to love's pain,
this is love beyond measure, so much happiness we gain.


Oh what if we lost love, in the shadows of time?
Please never say adieu love, to your "darling divine."


~Let's just live it all over again~


My poetry is red, my poetry is blue,
but many of my poems, I write just for you.


Oh what is the cost of love? A few moments in time?
If you can't say "I love you", love is not worth a dime.

There's so much I could say, but there's so little time
when can we meet dear, and talk mind to mind?


Memories are few, they rest forever in my head,
within a floral display, fine perfume is spread.


My wallet is green, my pockets are blue,
all my time and my money, I will spend both on you.


Loving you is such pleasure, as down each leafy lane
we hold hands in the heather, come sunshine or rain.


~ Let's just live it all over again ~


Blending with imagination, Loving dreams are made
Each star shone brightly, Where colours never fade


Upon the paths of dreams, I feel love and light shine
Uplifted on a moonbeam, As your hands held mine


The night shared together, Captivating the intimacy
Guided upon silver trails, As stars glisten radiantly


In the pleasure I embrace, Its where I wanted to be
All I have to do is dream, As I feel you close to me.


"Ahmad Fuad Ahmad" fuad9_99@yahoo.com