Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got. 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. He who has begun his task has half done it. If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday lead the band. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness.

The difference between doers and dreamers is that the latter wait for the mood before taking action while the former create the mood by acting. Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore. This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month. First we will be best, and then we will be first. What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us.

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. Nothing comes from doing nothing. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.