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? Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile. 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. 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. Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.Continue reading
To love is to admire with the heart: to admire is to love with the mind. You have to believe in yourself. Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero. (Seize the day and put as little trust as you can in the morrow.) I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness or abilities that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a mans foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. With our thoughts we make the world. The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them, to the impossible.
Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace. The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity, and execute with vigor, to sketch out a map of possibilities and then to treat them as probabilities. How soon will you realise that the only thing you do not have is the direct experience that there is nothing you need that you do not have? There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now. Dwell in possibility. When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.