Have no fear of perfection you will never reach it. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life, but define yourself. First we will be best, and then we will be first. Do or do not. There is no try. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. The first two letters of the word goal spell go.

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. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. The wisest men follow their own direction. 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.

Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. Energy and persistence conquer all things. 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 Universe Law is impartial. It will give you anything you believe. It will throw you garbage or roses depending on the energy you put in. You are the one in charge, and you must accept that and stand alone. If you think God is coming down to fix things for you, forget it. God is out playing golf 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. Whoever I am and whatever I am doing, some kind excellence is within my reach. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step.