MARYLAND PROFESSIONAL KARATE ASSOCIATION

 

THE WINNING TEAMS
TEN COMMANDMENTS
ON HOW TO GET ALONG?

 
1. Keep skid chains on your tongue; always say less than you think. cultivate a low, persuasive voice. How you say it often counts more than what you say.

2. Make promises sparingly, and keep them faithfully, no matter what it costs.

3. Never let an opportunity pass to say a kind and encouraging word to or about somebody. Praise good work, regardless of who did it. If criticism is needed, criticize helpfully, never spitefully.

4. Be interested in others, their pursuits, their work, their homes and families. Make merry with those who rejoice; with those who weep, mourn. Let everyone you meet, however humble, feel that you regard them as a person of importance. 

5. Be cheerful. Donít burden or depress those around you by dwelling on your minor aches and pains and small disappointments. Remember, everyone is carrying some kind of load.

 

"Each progressive spirit is opposed by a thousand mediocre minds appointed to guard the past." - Maurice Maeterlinck

6. Keep an open mind. Discuss but donít argue. It is a mark of a superior mind to be able to disagree without being disagreeable.

7. Let your virtues, if you have any, speak for themselves. Refuse to talk of anotherís vices. Discourage gossip. It is a waste of valuable time and can be extremely destructive.

8. Be careful of anotherís feelings. Wit and humor at the other personís expense are rarely worth it and may hurt when least expected.

9. Pay no attention to ill-natured remarks about you. Remember, the person who carried the message may not be the most accurate reporter in the world. Simply live so that nobody will believe them. Disordered nerves and bad digestion are a common cause of backbiting.

10. Donít be too anxious about the credit due you. Do your best, and be patient. Forget about yourself, and let others ďremember.Ē Success is much sweeter that way.

 

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