Nothing comes from doing nothing. Nothing of great value in life comes easily. The wisest men follow their own direction. 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. If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet. If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. Do not play for safety; it is the most dangerous thing in the world. 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. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ...and it's All Small Stuff. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness. The way to be safe is never to be secure. Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. People are not remembered by how few times they fail but by how often they succeed. Every wrong step is another step forward.