Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers. You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they cannot find them, make them. An objective without a plan is a dream. Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself, and dares to become involved in experimenting with his own life.
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. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. The rich substance of the Universe is yours to do with as you wish. Why settle for so little in life when you can have so much, just be daring to be different in your thinking.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life, but define yourself. Once you make the fundamental choice to be the predominant creative force in your life, any approach you choose to take for your own growth and development can work, and you are especially attracted to those approaches which will work particularly well for you. I do not seek. I find.
Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps. Better get a stiff neck from aiming too high than a hunch from aiming too low.
The first two letters of the word goal spell go. Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet. Do or do not. There is no try.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages.