Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. Successful people act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.
The first two letters of the word goal spell go. Imagine you only have one year to live. What important things would you be doing? How would you be allotting your time to accomplish the most you could? This exercise is one method of going after your priorities. Nothing of great value in life comes easily. If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. Only a mediocre person is always at his best. If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday lead the band.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. We achieve a sense of self from what we do for ourselves and how we develop our capacities. If all your efforts have gone into developing others, you are bound to feel empty. TAKE YOUR TURN NOW. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves. The difference between doers and dreamers is that the latter wait for the mood before taking action while the former create the mood by acting. If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.