Motivational

It is never too late to be what you might have been. 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. Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps.

Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. 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. Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet.

The wisest men follow their own direction. Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed.

Do not play for safety; it is the most dangerous thing in the world. 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. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes.

Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure. Carry out an action with complete attention and intensity as if it were your last 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. This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month.

He who has begun his task has half done it. Believing is one thing, doing another. Many talk like the sea but their lives are stagnant marshes. Others raise their heads above the mountain tops, while their souls cling to the dark walls of caves

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. 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.

It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness. Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet.