Let others lead small lives, but not you.. Let others argue over small things, but not you.. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
Ignoranceis not bliss. Ignorance is tragedy. Ignorance isdevastation. Ignorance creates lack. Ignorancecreates disease. Ignorance will shorten your life.Ignorance will empty your life and leave you withthe husks, nothing to account for. No, ignorance isnot bliss.Here’s another note to make: What you don’t knowwill hurt you. What you don’t know will tragicallyaffect your life. What you don’t know will leaveyour life empty. What you don’t know will leaveyou without a relationship. We’re all affected byknowledge, whether we know or whether we don’tknow. That’s why you’ve got to read the books.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.
Here's a good phrase for you to jot down: wherever you are, be there! Be there to absorb it. Take a picture if you can. Take pictures in your mind; let your soul and heart take pictures. Get it, capture it, absorb it. And don't be casual in getting it. Casualness leads to casualties.
Some people claim that it is okay to read trashy novels because sometimes you can find something valuable in them. You can also find a crust of bread in a garbage can, if you search long enough, but there is a better way.
Learn to work harder on yourself than you do on your job. If you work hard on your job you can make a living, but if you work hard on yourself you'll make a fortune.
William James described success as a combination of two things. An inner ideal which is followed persistently with courage and Outer achievement related to that ideal.
I am a buyer of blank books. Kids find it interesting that I would buy a blank book. They say, Twenty-Six dollars for a blank book! Why would you pay that? The reason I pay twenty-six dollars is to challenge myself to find something worth twenty-six dollars to put in there. All my journals are private, but if you ever got hold of one of them, you wouldn't have to look very far to discover it is worth more than twenty-six dollars
Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom. The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become. Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
It doesn’t matter whether someone thinks I’mshort or tall, but it matters if I stand tall in my owneyes—because I know my disciplines, I know whatI’m doing, I know whether I’m doing it or not doing it.It doesn’t have to be published in some local paper,as long as I know that I’m paying the price and that Ideserve the applause and I deserve the prize. That’swhat’s exciting. That’s why this goal setting is soimportant. It challenges you to grow. It challengesyou to become more than you are, to move up to thenext level. And that’s key.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.