Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go. 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.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers. 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. 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. 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. You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree. It is never too late to be what you might have been. Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours.
If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. 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. A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes. It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.