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. 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. Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff …and it’s All Small Stuff. One cannot govern with buts. Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.
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. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. Quit now, you will never make it. If you disregard this advice, you will be halfway there. A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him. Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps.
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life, but define yourself. Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got. 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. Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world.
When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps. An objective without a plan is a dream. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes.