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What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us. Nurture your mind with great thoughts.

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.

If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday lead the band. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree. How was Einstein able to conceive the Theory of Relativity? He said the one crucial thing that helped him was his ability to visualise: what would it be like to be riding on the end of a light beam? 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. When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. First we will be best, and then we will be first. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps. Do not tell me this a difficult problem. If it were not difficult it would not be a problem.

Have no fear of perfection you will never reach it. People are not remembered by how few times they fail but by how often they succeed. Every wrong step is another step forward. Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. One cannot govern with buts. 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. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month. Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself, and dares to become involved in experimenting with his own life.

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