An objective without a plan is a dream. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. In times of stress, be bold and valiant.
Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him. If you do not do it excellently, do not do it at all. Because if it is not excellent, it will not be profitable or fun, and if you are not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? 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.
Better get a stiff neck from aiming too high than a hunch from aiming too low. 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. Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. 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. All who seek the roots of life dig in solitude for them. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. He who has begun his task has half done it.
Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. Nothing comes from doing nothing. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. First we will be best, and then we will be first. What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us. Do not play for safety; it is the most dangerous thing in the world.