By Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller
1. There is no such thing as a permanent record.
2. Being is as important as doing.
3. There is no one best way. There are many paths to where you are going.
4. Trust your gut. You know what you know.
5. Act as if you can.
6. A useful way to learn something is to teach it to others.
7. No one can make you learn if you choose not to. If you choose to learn, no one can stop you.
8. Falling down is a signal that it is time to get back up.
9. No one can motivate you. You can only motivate yourself.
10. Choose your friends wisely.
11. Ask yourself often, "What is this situation trying to teach me? What is the lesson here?"
12. Mistakes are data. How you use that data is what is important.
13. You are not a test score. You are so much more.
14. How you talk to yourself is more important than how others talk to you.
15. You create what you speak. How you talk is what you come to think and believe.
16. Most of your behaviors flow out of your beliefs.
17. Fear is gifting you with the opportunity to use courage.
18. No one can make you happy. Happiness is generated from within.
19. Real power is not power over. It is power with.
20. It's never too late.
21. Nothing is too anything.
22. The earth is an endangered species.
23. Your faith is generated from within. No one can take it away from you.
24. Don't settle.
25. More isn't necessarily better.
26. What other people think about you says more about them than it does about you.
27. You always have more choices than you think you have.
28. Don't allow other people to "should" on you.
29. No one can hurt your feelings. And you can choose to feel hurt.
30. What "I'll do it later" really means is "I'm not going to do it now."
31. You don't "have" time. You "create" time.
32. You do not have a glass head. No one can read your mind. Speak up for yourself.
33. The greatest transportation system in the world is your train of thought.
34. If you don't like where you are headed, change trains.
35. Big boys cry. Girls, too.
36. Every problem has a solution.
37. This too shall pass.
38. You don't have to hurry. You don't "have to" anything.
39. It's intelligent to ask for help.
40. Different people have different needs.
41. You don't always have to do your best.
42. Tell people when you are sorry and tell them what you learned and what you plan to do next time.
43. Follow through.
44. It's ok to quit.
45. Experience can be messy.
46. Clean up your messes.
47. Be cause. Look inward for the cause of all things that seem to happen to you.
48. Trying doesn't work. Doing does.
49. Effort is more important than intelligence.
50. If we mess it up for polar bears, we've messed it up for a lot more than the polar bears.
51. We are all connected.
52. Being right doesn't work.
53. The universe has its own time schedule.
54. It's more important to count your wins than your losses.
55. Just start. Take the first step.
56. You are not really seeing things the way they You are seeing them the way you are.
57. You don't have to take offense.
58. When you are unsure what to do, ask, "What would love do now?"
59. It is easier to build what you want than to tear down what you don't want.
60. Let go of worn-out things, worn-out relationships, and worn-out beliefs.
61. Disagree politely.
62. Question authority respectfully.
63. You don't have to bite the hook.
64. To make shadows disappear, it is necessary to shine light on them.
65. Love giving and love receiving.
66. You are responsible for what you see.
67. See everything that happens as happening for your benefit.
68. Being humble doesn't work.
68. Acknowledge the strength you already have.
70. There is no such thing as a casual statement.
71. Relaxing is intelligent.
72. Most behavior equals a choice.
73. Not choosing is a choice.
74. The only person you can change is yourself.
75. Doing is the most important step in knowing.
76. Ordinary moments do not exist.
77. Now is the time. This is the place.
78. Tell people what you want rather than what you don’t want.
79. Complaining doesn't change the negative.
80. If the horse you are riding dies, get off.
81. What you give your attention to grows and expands.
82. You are a miracle.
83. If you do not want the truth, no evidence will convince you.
84. When you judge another person, you define yourself as someone who judges.
85. People you gossip with gossip about you when you are not present.
86. Take a full cut.
87. Doubt blocks.
88. Follow your passion. The juice will show the way.
89. Running away doesn't work.
90. Turn the page. Yesterday is over.
91. Allow applause to enter. Enjoy it.
92. Perfect isn't necessary.
93. You choose how to experience the experience.
94. It's not fair. So what? Now what?
95. Brushing your teeth is important. This is about more than brushing your teeth.
96. Invite participation.
97. Do it now.
98. Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream. With passion.
99. See it all as perfect.
100. Everything on this list might be untrue.
101. Everything on this list might also be true. You decide.
Chick Moorman and Thomas Haller are the coauthors of The Teacher Talk Advantage: Five Voices of Effective Teaching. They are two of the world's foremost authorities on raising responsible, caring, confident children. They publish a free monthly e-zine for educators and another for parents. To sign up for their newsletters or learn more about the seminars they offer teachers and parents, visit their websites today: www.chickmoorman.com and www.thomashaller.com.