Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. If you have a lemon, make lemonade. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
You do not have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got. Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
People are not remembered by how few times they fail but by how often they succeed. Every wrong step is another step forward. The wisest men follow their own direction. Have no fear of perfection you will never reach it. This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. Stop freewheeling, get into gear, and do something with your life. There are so many avenues to explore, so why not explore them? Never be afraid to step into the unknown, into the new. Do it fearlessly, always expecting the very best as you do so. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life, but define yourself.
The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves. 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. What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us. Do or do not. There is no try. Have no fear of perfection you will never reach it. 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? Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life, but define yourself.