The Triangle for Success

November 10, 2009 by  
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This is a great article that was brought to our attention, a recipe for success when the odds seem stacked against you.


The Triangle for Success

By: John Neyman Jr

Success is a direct result of applying the right principles to your professional life and your personal life. The question is what are the right principles to apply in order to achieve success? Over the years of studying, four primary principles of success continue to surface from the ancient writers. I call these four principles the triangle of success.

The “triangle” of success because one principle is placed at each corner of the triangle and the crucial principle is positioned in the heart of the triangle. The heart of the triangle is what promises success to the other three principles.

The other three principles at the corner of the triangles embody the essence of men and women. You will see what I am talking about as I unfold these three.

The first corner of the triangle is your thinking process; or in other ! words exercising your mind. Learning is a necessary step towards growing. Growth is imperative to achieve success. Aristotle puts it succinctly, he writes, “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

Success follows the ability to analyze a subject, make sound judgments while moving toward your objectives. “You are to be a student, not a follower”, says Jim Rohn. That is exactly what professionals are, they are students. Success is the goal; therefore, continuous training, instruction, and being mentored is the process.

Those who are successful pay the price. They apply the disciplines of learning. They have placed value on education and training. I, personally, think that if you are a student, always applying the disciplines of learning, that your philosophies of life will be improving, better ideas come to your thinking, which all leads to success.

Education is something that no one can ever take away from you. It helps to develop and define who you are.

“The best of all things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail, but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever.”
–Louis L’Amour (1908-1988)

Your emotion is the second corner of the triangle. Passionately pursuing after your objectives leads to success. This is not to say that your objectives come before people in your life, but the principle is to be well taken-success is dependent on your inner drive to achieve it.

The truth is, you will do what you want to do. If you want something bad enough you will dwell on it all of the time doing whatever is necessary to reach your goal. That is passion. Kahlil Gibran said, “All that spirits desire, spirits attain.”

Perhaps G. W. F. Hegel says is best, “Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.” You see what I mean when I said above that these principles surface every where I studied? These are the principles that made men and women great.

The reasons that they do surface is that these principles are at the core of who and what we are made of inside. You were designed with a purpose and the driving force within you motivates you to accomplish your purpose in life.

“Dwell not upon thy weariness, thy strength shall be according to the measure of thy desire.”
Arab Proverb

The third corner of the triangle is your will. Eventually, you have to step out and do what you desire. If you never decide to reach for your dream, you will remain in the stands with the majority of people in life.

Perhaps you have fear, hurt, or insecurity, holding you back; if you permit these or any others to control your actions success stands aloof. A mentor at this point may be more helpful, than, reading a book or two. At times we need someone to hold us accountable so that we will do the necessary follow through.

Depending on your temperament exercising your will towards your objectives may take a lot of courage, but courage is what guarantees that these others will work. If you don’t have the courage to start you never will know, now will you?

I can not stress it strong enough that taking action is one of the most important principles to achieving your dreams. Jim Rohn, says, “Some are always picking the fruit, while others are always, examining the roots.” Consistent action will produce results. It is the law of sowing and reaping. You reap what you sow, in other words, you get what you deserve, not what you need. Plant enough seeds and you will find growth. It is the law of ratio. Ask enough people and someone will join or buy.

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”
- Vincent T. Lombardi

Now, what is in the heart or center of the triangle that will enable you to succeed? Every successful person has this. Do you know? I will give you a clue it begins with a P, now you fill in the blank, P__________. It is perseverance! Perseverance is the inner strength to get back into the battle after you have been wounded. As I observe those who succeed and those who don’t, it appears to me that the difference is in perseverance.

Those with perseverance don’t stop until they reach their goal. They are relentless! Just when you thought they were down and out this time, sure as the world, they manage, some how, to get back up again.

I love to visit Chocolate World. It is located in Hershey, PA. They make, obviously, Hershey’s chocolate. You get to take a tour to see how they make all of that chocolate and at the end of the ride you get a piece of free chocolate and/or the opportunity to buy all the chocolate you want. But, the significant part of the tour is reading “bits and pieces” of Milton Hershey’s life (the founder). He, like so many others, failed three times in the business world, before he was successful. He had a dream and would not let go of it.

Was he ever discouraged? You know he was. Did he ever want to quit? Who doesn’t? Did others talk bad about him? I think some still do. However, those are not the right questions to ask. Better questions are: “Did he quit?” And “What kept him from quitting?” Or, “How did he persevere?”

No, he did not give up. He persevered through the hard times and some unbearable problems. How did he do that? What kept him going? The same way thousand’s of others did it. The big “P” was in the center of the triangle. Perseverance was the heart of their passion, attitude, and will.

Napolean Hill captures the three corners of the triangle when he writes, “Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.” As you add perseverance to this success formula it is one sure way to, at least, do your part to succeed. There are never any promises how life will turn out, but one thing for sure, neglect the right principles and you are removing the possibilities of success.

I will conclude with the words of Abraham Lincoln, “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

Author Bio
Dr. John E. Neyman, Jr. is a Pastor, author, speaker, and relationship coach. You may contact Dr John at or visit his site at

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Economic recovery and Service

November 8, 2009 by  
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 “Economic recovery is as much about what you’re doing in your communities as what we’re doing in Washington — and it’s going to take all of us, working together. I’m calling on all Americans to make volunteering and community service part of your daily life and the life of this nation.” 
 President Barack Obama

Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around the World

November 7, 2009 by  
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This is a great reminder that no matter how challenging the troubles of the world may appear, there is power when we remain united.

Fighting a New Kind of Bad Guy

November 7, 2009 by  
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Ever since 9/11, the people in the United States have been looking for a hero. Prior to that unprecedented attack on our soil, we enjoyed catching up with our heroes in comic books , on television, and in movies. They were pure fantasy, an enjoyable escape where you could follow the exploits of a character with superhuman powers, amazing cars, and an ever-growing team of sidekicks battle the forces of evil and make the world a better place. 

 After the devastation of 9/11, Americans began to seek out comfort in a myriad of ways as they felt their safety zones shrink. In the comic book industry, we saw the themes shift in response. The supernatural demons gave way to more lifelike villains, and even the heroes themselves began show kinks in their armor. We began to see that even superheroes have their Krypton. And that was okay, because that made them somewhat human and less foreign.

Nowadays, in order to be true heroes, fictional characters need to battle the evils that feel more real to us. Superman was born during the Great Depression and created an image of hope. Here was this caped crusader providing protection wherever it was needed. That hasn’t changed, but he is leaping taller and taller buildings, racing supersonic jets instead of speeding trains, and fighting evil that goes beyond one crazy enemy and his brainless henchmen. And Spiderman has a human side, evidenced in his most recent movies where you learned more about Peter Parker than his webbed alter ego. Even the villains have grown up. Heath Ledger’s Joker is a far cry from Cesar Romero’s cackling cartoon caricature.

Superheroes most often appear in comic books. Superhero stories are the dominant form of American comic books. Superheroes have also been featured in radio serials, novel, TV series, movies, and other media. Most of the superheroes who appear in other media are adapted from comics, but there are exceptions. Superheroes also make an excellent subject matter for toys and games. Action figures of heroes are a significant contributor to most boys’ toy boxes and bedroom floors. There always has to be a bad guy, usually played by an understanding mom, and a sidekick that goes by another name, dad.

Heroes are a positive influence in all our lives. While it is easy to see villains everywhere; often by simply opening the morning paper, heroes are out there too. Everyday heroes like fire, police, and EMS workers. Silent heroes that bring food to those that need it, or patrol the streets at night to help the homeless. These are the everyday superheroes. Next time you see one, imagine them in a bright red cape and blur tights, but don’t tell them you did or you’ll likely be arrested.

Think about it. If we didn’t have evil, we wouldn’t need heroes. And while that sounds like a perfect world, we all need to find a hero now and then. So, why not look in a comic book, graphic novel, or movie? Go and cheer for Indiana Jones in his golden years or the very early ones. Grab the latest Marvel comic and lose yourself in the story. Buy an action figure for a child and share stories about conquering the bad guys. Let good conquer evil. And wrap yourself in the sheer enjoyment of having a hero.

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The author is the Admin of, where you can read about super heroes and buy the latest toys, videos, comics, and games. This article can also be found on our Heroes Blog.

My Office – Behind The Plate

November 6, 2009 by  
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My Office – Behind The Plate
By: Aron Wallad
I loved catching – I had the whole game in front of me. I could see everything. Placing the fielders was my job. Seeing whether long fly balls were fair or foul. What the pitcher had or lacked, I saw, as well. Did the pitcher need a break in the action because he was tired? If he did I would pay a little visit to the mound. The general on the field is what I was. A direct link to the coach. Switching to catcher was the best thing I did as a player. I had so much fun behind the plate.

My office was behind the plate. Having played all the other positions was great, but I felt the best place to be, was catching. I could cash in on all the activity that was in front of me. I had an opportunity to shape the game. I had power in my office that I did not have anywhere else on the field except for maybe pitching. I loved that responsibility.

Seeing a batter leaning one way and then calling the pitch that I thought would get him out was one strategy I successfully used. Striking out a batter was a joint effort between the pitcher and I. I felt it was my job to study the batter and then relay any useful information I got, back to the pitcher.

My stock as a catcher increased when the pitcher pitched well. I felt I had to find the weakness in the batter. That was part of my job. And then calling the game was the essence of being a catcher.

If there was a background check on all the catchers that ever played, I think there is one thing that would be common. They all studied the game.

Johnny Bench, Roy Campanella, Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson, Elston Howard, and Ivan Rodriguez are a few of my catching heroes. Johnny Bench for his incredible arm and amazing power. Roy Campenella for his amazing arm and incredible power. Hey that sounds familiar. I loved all the Yankees. And Ivan – just an incredible talent.

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Some of my greatest heros

November 4, 2009 by  
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Bryant Davis, He is my good friend. He is an amazing man. He has lived in so many countrys and states. He was trained or war. He never actually was in war but boy did he train. He is one of the hardest workers I have ever met. He is a man of integrity and he will always keep his word. Marvin Armstrong, I would like to recognize him. He was drafted to war. He did not fight but he helped all the hurt soldiers. His job was very dangerous. He had to go out onto the battlefield and pick up the wounded and take them back to saftey to get them some help. He is actually my grandpa. And the last hero I would like everyone to recognize is my Dad. He is the owner of this site. He has been to war to. Not the war in Iraac but the war of life. He has helped me in my liftime so much. He is my best friend. Every night he tells me and I quote “you are beautiful, smart and you can do anything in the world that you want as long as you work hard at it.” end of quote. And it is so true. I feel like he has changed my life and I wouldn’t be the same person I am without his sense of humor kindness and most of all his love for me and golf. I love you Daddy.

America is beautiful.

November 4, 2009 by  
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America is beautiful. I hope you agree. The flag flying high over valleys and seas. And it gives every American a right to be free. Now I will tell you what the colors mean to me. Red stands for the blood that our soldeirs have shed. Many a life was taken to gain our liberty. And Blue stands for the sky that will always be there. And last but not least White stands for purity. When the war is all over soon you will see that everythng is better and purer than it used to be. So next time you look at the flag take a moment to think what do the colors mean to you and why is America important to you?

Make a difference!

November 3, 2009 by  
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I can see that this website is for good purposes only. Please do not post bad things about America on this site. We Americans are better than that. We have made it through so much. Whether in the community, or inside your own home, you don’t realize but you are making a difference in the world. If it is a good difference, or a not so good difference, the world will notice. Maybe the whole world won’t realize it, but I guarauntee that someone will. I hope everyone has had a good day. Oh and don’t forget do something to make a difference.


November 3, 2009 by  
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I believe that america is the best country in world. I mean look out the window of your car when you are driving. Whether it is rainy, sunny, cloudy, or just overcast everyone is playing and getting along. Take a moment next time you are outside no matter what you are doing and take a look around. We have reasons to be proud to live here.