Our Weekly Message for December 5, 2001

Dear Friends,

Time is going by quickly and the end of the school semester as well as the Christmas holidays will be here before we know it. Our little village here in Salado, Texas, is beaming with holiday lights, carriage rides, a live nativity and carolers strolling. It certainly helps us get into the Christmas spirit.

Here are some thoughts for the day:
"Success is a journey, not a destination." author unknown

"Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them." author unknown,

"A really contented person has his yesterdays all filed away, his present in order, and his tomorrow subject to instant revision." author unknown

"It's important that people know what you stand for. It's equally important that they know what you won't stand for."--Mary Waldrop

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."--Mikhail Baryshnikov 


Kim Burge has created an incredible web site with endless resources for dance and drill teams, www.dancendrill.com You can find information on Accessories, Costumes, Motivation, College Teams, Job Opportunities, Music Online and more. Make sure to visit often for monthly updates.

We have two great dance workshops this Saturday in Central and South Texas. 
These are a great resource for new material for contest, basketball and spring show. 

Make plans now to "Adopt a Family" at Christmas or pick an angel off the Angel Tree in your community. You will be amazed at what joy you will find in giving to others who have less opportunities this season.

Below is a passage about making up your mind. I hope that you will be inspired as I was today. May you have a wonderful week and as always, please keep in touch.

Joyce E. Pennington
President, CEO
American Dance/Drill Team®


Make Up Your Mind 

"Mix a conviction with a person and something happens." 
Adam Clayton Powell, Former Congressman

A very wise man once said, "It you can tell me what you want, I can tell you how to get it." He was a wise man because he knew that each of us has the capability to achieve whatever we desire. The great majority of people who are dissatisfied with their lives suffer from not having decided upon what they want.

A young pianist visited Eubie Blake, the father of ragtime music, and said, "I want to write a musical score. Will you tell me how to go about it?"

"You're too young," replied the great black musician. "Wait until you are a few years older."

"But," objected the struggling artist, "You composed when you were barely in your teens."

"Yes," agreed Blake, "but I didn't have to ask anyone how to do it."

The question that begs asking to How do I know I have the ability to achieve what I want? The answer is self-evident. We do not seriously want things that we do not have the ability to achieve. We all seem to have a built in governor that keeps us from wanting what is beyond our capabilities. The wide spectrum of occupations and accomplishments shows us the diversity of human desires.

So what is the master formula for attainment? Simple. Make up your mind -- know exactly what you want, and then DO IT!

I will make it my goal to find a goal.


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