Posts Tagged ‘self-discipline’

Samoa’s Head of State: conquer your impulses Comments 0

Friday, June 5th, 2015

In his address for the celebration of Samoa’s 53rd Independence anniversary this year, His Highness the Head of State, Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi said Independence is a goal that demands the ability to conquer one’s impulses. Tamasese is a former Prime Minister and longtime Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition in Samoa. His own family Read more

I’m glad my parents were hard on me Comments 0

Friday, July 5th, 2013

My mother used to say a phrase I’ll never forget. As a teenager, there were times that I would refuse to do as she asked, would stomp my feet in anger, or argue that she didn’t love me. But she would always reply, “Wait until you’re a mother and you’ll see why I worry about Read more