These life lessons certainly apply during the holiday season. But importantly, they're life lessons which can help you embrace a more positive, successful perspective every day of 2011 and beyond.

  • Recognize your personal limitations and become successful despite them.

  • Your greatest challenges can be the seeds of your greatest successes.

  • Humility can never be overrated.

  • Serve first. Serve second. Serve third. Now, what do you want to do next?

  • Nice manners will make up for most (if not all) of your shortcomings.

  • Bad manners just make all the other marginal stuff you try to get away with seem all that much worse.

  • Sure you're busy. Give yourself and the other people around you a break and take time to be pleasant. Don't let "crazy busy" be your excuse...or your epitaph.


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