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United Voices for America: Capitol Leadership Academy 2010 held in Washington, DC and Tallahassee, FL

This summer I attended the Capitol Leadership Academy in Washington DC and Tallahassee, Florida. It was an amazing program to involve young minority students in politics. Blogging some quotes and principals that we learned for future reference.

Principals from Manal Fakhoury, Chairperson, United Voices:
1. Share Your Knowledge!
2. Always Learn something!
3. Do favors for people!
4. Live a life of Gratitude!
5. Smile Often :) :) :)

Inspirational Quotes that we discussed:
- Winners take responsibility, Whiners play the victim.
- Winners think big, Whiners think small.
- Winners build friendships, Whiners destroy friendships.
- Winners can have what they want, Whiners want what they cannot have.
- Winners are focus-minded, Whiners are scatter brained.
- Winners find a way, Whiners find an excuse.
- Winners enjoy life's journey. Whiners put their joy in the destination.
- Winners brighten a room by entering, Whiners brighten a room by leaving.
- Winners create positive meanings, Whiners create negative meanings.
- Winners listen twice as much as they talk. Whiners talk twice as much as they listen.
- Impossible is not a fact, it's an opinion!
- Six Word Formula for Success: "Think things through than follow through"
- The secret of our success is found in our daily agenda.
- Spend time with the Right people.
- Good is the enemy of Great.
- Leadership develops daily, not in a day.
- The higher you want to climb, the more you need leadership.
- Always remember who helped you get where you are.
- Values determine how we live as much as money.
- Thinking is hard work, that's why so few do it.
- Positive friends v. Time Consuming friends - If someone isn't making you stronger, they're making you weaker.
- Encouragement changes everything: Flatter me and I may believe you, Criticize me and I may like you, Ignore me and I may not forgive you, Encourage me and I will not forget you!

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