A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him. Quit now, you will never make it. If you disregard this advice, you will be halfway there. Do or do not. There is no try. 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. We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they will eventually conquer you. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves.
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. Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed. A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him. Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself, and dares to become involved in experimenting with his own life. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. You do not have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
We achieve a sense of self from what we do for ourselves and how we develop our capacities. If all your efforts have gone into developing others, you are bound to feel empty. TAKE YOUR TURN NOW. Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. Only a mediocre person is always at his best. Nothing comes from doing nothing. The way to be safe is never to be secure. Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet. What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us. I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.