Jerald M. Simon | The "As If" Principle (Motivational Poetry)

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The "As If" Principle (Motivational Poetry)

by Jerald M. Simon

The poems from the book The "As If" Principle were written to teach values and encourage everyone everywhere to do and be their best. It's about doing what it takes, believing in yourself and your own abilities and believing in others.
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2. Act (As If)
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3. If Only...
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4. The Journey Before Me
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5. Where Are the Men?
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6. Men of Honor
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7. Happy Homes
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8. I Believe in You
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9. The Courage to Continue
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10. It Is Not Enough...
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11. Do What It Takes
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12. Do What Must Be Done
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13. Fortress of Faith
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14. The Fellow Who's Blind
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15. Aspirations
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16. The Weary Warrior
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17. Never Quit
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18. I Will
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19. What Is Success?
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20. Let Me Live
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21. Be a Leader
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22. Inspired Productivity
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23. Trials Come to Everyone
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24. Everything
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25. Standing Still
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26. Sleep While You Can
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27. The Vanquished Victor
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28. The World's a Better Place
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29. Count On Me!
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30. Help Me Father
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31. Learning from Adversity
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32. Listen
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33. All Aboard!
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34. The Educated Man
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35. Fist Full of Fire Flies
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36. The Prince of Possibility
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37. The Beggar and the Bourgeois
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38. Within Each Hour
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39. Fight Until It's Fought
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40. Battle of Truth
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41. The Last One Standing
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42. Be Courageous
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43. The Past, Present, and Future
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44. A Faithful Friend
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45. Regret
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46. Castles Made With Clay
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47. Smile
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48. With God As My Witness
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49. Be an Example
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50. Did It Ever Occur?
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51. A Stranger to Excellence
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52. Tomorrow
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53. Goodbye
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54. To Be All Alone
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55. Justification
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56. A Son's Rainbow
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57. Calm the Raging Tide
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58. Never Have I
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59. Solemn Prayer
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60. The Pool of Popularity
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61. The Pebble and the Rock
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62. My Simple Serendipity
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63. Quite Successful
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64. Test of the Heart
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65. Consider It Done
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66. My Hindsight Bias
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67. Work a Little Harder
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68. The Map of Life
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69. The Sturdy Soul
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70. Think Happy Thoughts
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71. An Open Book Test
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72. The Baton
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73. Your Own Kind of Music
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74. The World Around Us
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75. Faith Is a Power
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76. Hold Your Tongue
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77. Eternal Gifts
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78. Don't Forget to Pray
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79. Happy and Strong
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80. If I Think I Can...
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81. The Good Deed Doer
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82. Bridges of Hope
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83. Sir Smile-a-Lot
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84. Place of Refuge
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85. See the Good in Others
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86. Infinite Light
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87. God's Gym
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88. Invest in Yourself
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89. Poisoned By the Plague
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90. The Smell of Success
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91. The Burning Bridge
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92. The Weak Become Strong
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93. My Perfunctory Paralysis
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94. Enthusiasm
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95. Don't Get Discouraged
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96. Sadness Will Crush You
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97. Put Others First
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98. The Pessimist's View
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99. Know and Do
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100. Looks Can Be Deceiving
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101. Productivity
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102. Don't Worry
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103. Beside the River Bank
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104. The Light of Enthusiasm
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105. Do You?
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106. Chance of a Lifetime
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107. The Champions Race
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108. The Making of a Miracle
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109. Wasted Time
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110. A Family of Faith
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111. Courage and Character
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112. Don't Give Up On Me
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113. You Can Make It Happen
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114. Easy Comes and Easy Goes
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115. Beaten By Bitterness
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116. The Neighbor's Prayer
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117. A Bright Tomorrow
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118. Forgive Each Failure
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119. The Key to Happiness
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120. Dare to Dream
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121. The Life of an Empire
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122. The Best Is Yet to Come
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123. Buyer Beware
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124. Things Are Looking Up
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125. Be a Captain
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126. Never Doubt Yourself
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127. If You Come to the End...
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128. Humanity Hungers...
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129. Do What You Can
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130. The Wanton's Land
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131. Believe in the Best
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132. Learn and Grow
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133. I Forsee a Victory
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134. Defeat
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135. Make It Happen
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136. The Master in the Making
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137. See the Potential
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138. The Fellow
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139. The Rope of Life
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140. Worth Living For
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141. Overcome By Life
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142. Don't Be Afraid to Work
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143. Tell Me the Truth
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144. Constant Companionship
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145. Are You?
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146. Get Down to Business
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147. You Were Not Born to Fail
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148. Pick Yourself Up
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149. Always Be Positive
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150. Bless This Little House
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151. Aren't We All Beggars?
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152. Words Become Weapons
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153. You Are Not a Coward
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154. Skepticism Met Cynicism
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155. Opportunity Knocks
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156. The Grumbles
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157. The Sand Trap of Mortality
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158. The Other Side of the Mirror
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159. A Job to Do
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160. What Have We Learned?
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161. We Give It Our Best
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162. Perhaps, By Chance, and Fate
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163. The Man That I Can
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164. The Sands of Time
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165. Not Man-Made
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166. Character and Heart
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167. The Myth and the Moral
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168. Be Optimistic
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169. The Optimistic Optometrist
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170. Defenders of Our Cause
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171. I Do Not Walk Alone
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172. Life Lessons
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173. Guidelines to Greatness
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174. Life Is Not About You
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175. Life Had Passed Me By
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176. What "Ist" the Problem?
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177. Far Off in a Future Time
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178. My Modus Operandi
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179. An Incomplete Soul
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180. Right the Wrong
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181. Be Confident
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182. Confidence
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183. The Oak and the Acorn
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184. My Pledge
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185. Follow the Truth
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186. The Little Train
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187. A Nation Undone...
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188. The Link Between...
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189. Self Starter
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190. The Philosoper's Stone
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191. Know That I Can
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192. A Life Well-Lived
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193. Mortality
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194. To Do Something Good
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195. My Unspoken Wish
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196. Past the Point of Pain
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197. A Winner
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198. Eddie Is a Friend of Mine
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199. Words Are Powerful Tools
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200. Footsteps That I Follow
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201. More Than a Banquet
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202. The Universal Brotherhood
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203. Dare
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204. The Symbol of Success
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205. Look Inward
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206. The Ripples of Life
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207. Life's Blueprint
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208. Rise Above
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209. I Am Not Content...
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210. The Incubation Nation
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211. Against Myself
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212. Thoughts That Think
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213. Speak Up
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214. The Butterfiller and the Caterfly
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215. Each Leads a Life...
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216. I Am a Simple Sort of Man
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217. My Conscience
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218. Listen to an Old Man's Tale
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219. The Purple Cow
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220. The Heart Knows the Way
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221. The Formidable Foe
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222. Sincerely Yours...
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223. About Jerald M. Simon and Music Motivation
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Album Notes
The poems from the book The "As If" Principle were written to teach values and encourage everyone everywhere to do and be their best. It's about doing what it takes, believing in yourself and your own abilities and believing in others.

When you act "as if"
you are foretelling your fate,
your future is already known.
Act as if it is possible,
and the seeds of fulfillment are sown.

(from the poem "Act as If..." by Jerald M. Simon)

The "As If" Principle (motivational poetry) by Jerald M. Simon features 222 original motivational poems written by Simon to inspire and motivate men, women, businesses, organizations, leaders, mentors, advisers, teachers, and students. The poems were written to teach values and encourage everyone everywhere to do and be their best.

The poems were written over a 20 year period and contain motivational advice about never giving up. It’s about doing what it takes, believing in yourself and your own abilities and believing in others. The poems focus on such topics as:
Honor, courage, success, strength, will power, leadership, possibilities, confidence, goal setting, optimism, rising above mediocrity, character, never doubting ourselves, being productive, learning from adversity, doing what it takes, being happy, seeing the good in others, forgiving, seeing our own potential and the potential in others, learning life’s lessons, righting wrongs, becoming a self starter, learning to control our thoughts, words, and deeds, and many more.

Here is the first poem from the book "The 'As If' Principle":

Act "As If"...
by Jerald M. Simon
(from the book: The "As If" Principle)

Copyright © 2010 by Jerald M. Simon
All Rights Reserved

(please feel free to email this poem or post it on facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc., but please include the title of the poem, my name, Jerald M. Simon, and the copyright symbol as shown above)

Act as if you are confident - even if you are not.
Confidence, you will find, is a state of mind,
the fulfillment of attitude evolving with time.

True confidence is a trait of character,
not a boastful or prideful talk.
Always act with sincere humility,
then with true confidence you will walk.

Act as if you are affluent,
even when you're the beggar in need.
Wealth you will find, will often leave you behind,
if it's attainment will make you unkind.

True wealth is not measured with money,
but with love, and knowledge and health.
Act as if you're least of all men,
and then you shall find true wealth.

Act as if you are noble,
even if your nobility's numb.
Act as if you are a servant,
even if your own kingdom has come.

When you act "as if"
you are foretelling your fate,
your future is already known.
Act as if it is possible,
and the seeds of fulfillment are sown.

Copyright © 2010 by Jerald M. Simon
All Rights Reserved

Where Are the Men?
by Jerald M. Simon
(from the book: The "As If" Principle)

Copyright © 2010 by Jerald M. Simon
All Rights Reserved

(please feel free to email this poem or post it on facebook, twitter, pinterest, etc., but please include the title of the poem, my name, Jerald M. Simon, and the copyright symbol as shown above)


Where are the men who valiantly fought,
for freedom and virtue and truth?
Where are the men who are honest at heart,
who are pure as the innocent youth?
Where are the men who openly weep
with women when they mourn?
Where are the men who are strong as an ox,
and gentle as a newborn?

Where are the men of character,
stalwart, faithful, and true?
Where are the men who love their wives
and never their vows would undo?
Where are the men of substance,
of honor, and pride, and self worth?
Where are the men with courage,
to stand up and challenge the earth?

Where are the men with manners,
with morals, and values, and heart?
Where are the men unafraid to be men
who are willing to do their part?
Where are the men who are manly men,
gentle, noble, and true?
Where are the men who know
what it means to be men?

Are there really so few
who know what real men do?

Let us be men, courageous men
unafraid to do our part.
Let us be stalwart, faithful, and true,
with morals, and values, and heart.

Let us be men with standards,
convictions, faith, and love.
Let us be good men and great men,
with assistance from above.

Copyright © 2012 by Jerald M. Simon
All Rights Reserved

About the Author/Poet Jerald M. Simon:

Jerald M. Simon is the founder and president of Music Motivation®. As an entrepreneur, he loves business, composing music, and writing poetry and motivational self help books. He is a music educator, professional speaker, and life coach.

Jerald's Purpose and Mission...

"My purpose and mission in life is to motivate myself and others through my music and writing, to help others find their purpose and mission in life, and to teach values and encourage everyone everywhere to do and be their best." - Jerald M. Simon

Brief Bio for Jerald M. Simon

Jerald M. Simon is the founder and president of Music Motivation®. He created http://musicmotivation.com as a resource for piano teachers and piano students. He is the author of 17 music books from the Music Motivation® Series including the popular best selling series: "Cool Songs for Cool Kids™ (pre-primer, primer level, and volumes 1, 2, and 3)", and has recorded and produced CDs. He is also the author/poet of "The As If Principle" (motivational poetry) and the book "Perceptions, Parables, and Pointers". The books from the Music Motivation® Series have been featured in the American Music Teacher (MTNA) 2011 August/September issue, the Clavier Companion (2011 July/August issue), Publisher of the Month through Chesbro Music Co. (national distributor 1.800.243.7276), and various newspapers and media. Jerald presents to MTNA chapters and various music schools, groups, and associations throughout the country doing workshops, music camps, master classes, concerts and firesides to inspire and motivate students and teachers. He enjoys teaching piano students about music theory, improvisation, and composition (Theory Therapy™, Innovative Improvisation™, and Creative Composition™). He is a Music Mentor™ and encourages music students to get motivated by music and to motivate others through music of their own.

A brief message from Jerald
to piano students and parents...

If you come to piano lessons each week and walk away from your lessons and only learn about music notation, rhythm, and dots on a page, then I have failed as a Music Mentor™. Life lessons are just as important, if not more important, than music lessons. I would rather have you learn more about goal setting and achieving, character, dedication, and personal improvement. To have you learn to love music, appreciate it, and play it, is a wonderful byproduct you will have for the rest of your life - a talent that will enrich your life and the lives of others. To become a better musician is wonderful and important, but to become a better person is more important.

As a Music Mentor ™ I want to mentor students to be the very best they can be. If you choose not to practice, you essentially choose not to improve. This is true in any area of life. Everyone has the same amount of time allotted to them. What you choose to do with your time, and where you spend your time, has little to do with the activities being done and more to do with the value attached to each activity.

I believe it's important to be well-rounded and have many diverse interests. I want students to enjoy music, to learn to be creative and understand how to express themselves musically - either by creating music of their own, or interpreting the music of others - by arranging and improvising well known music. In addition, I encourage students to play sports, dance, sing, draw, read, and develop their talents. I want them to be more than musicians, I want them to learn to become well-rounded complete individuals.

Above all, I want everyone to continually improve and do their best no matter what they do or choose to do. I encourage everyone to set goals, dream big, and be the best they can be in whatever they choose to do. Life is full of wonderful choices. Choose the best out of life and learn as much as you can from everyone - everywhere. I prefer being called a Music Mentor™ because I want to mentor others and help them to live their dreams.

Your life is your musical symphony. Make it a masterpiece!

Jerald M. Simon


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