* Shortcuts seldom work. Perhaps Beverly Sills said it best when she wrote, "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
* Personal responsibility. People who have personal responsibility are very rare indeed. Most people want to fix the blame rather than fix the problem.
* On the road to comfort, one must be willing to sometimes be uncomfortable.
* Success is not an accident. If you develop the HABITS of success, you will make success a habit.