We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. (Edith Pierce – 20th Century poet)
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. (Johnny Cash)
Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. (Tom Landry)
I recently saw a video on Facebook – a young man (teenager) was skinny and wanted to build up his physique. He had a goal. One day, he decided to take steps toward that goal. He started working out. It wasn’t easy. At first, he felt like a failure, because he couldn’t even do a pull up. He didn’t give up. After a year of pushing himself, he reached his goal. He was no longer a skinny teen; he now had an enviable physique. And he had learned an important life lesson. He realized that failure is a key to success. A goal is simply that, unless we take action, accept our failures; and never give up.
I need to take heed of that lesson. How about you? Tweet
She is a friend of mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order. It’s good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind. (Toni Morrison, Beloved)
How wondeful it is to have forever friends. 44 years as friends and still going strong.Tweet
“I must do something” always solves more problems than “something must be done.” (Author Unknown)
Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses. (George Washington Carver)
Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will – his personal responsibility. (Albert Einstein)
Dreams don’t have to die, just because we age. We can keep them alive, simply by maintaining our enthusiasm for living, even as we grow older. Why not create a painting, write a book, learn a new language, or take a stand for a cause that’s important to you?Tweet
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.