Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed. 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. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. Successful people act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. 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. In times of stress, be bold and valiant.

Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. Imagine you only have one year to live. What important things would you be doing? How would you be allotting your time to accomplish the most you could? This exercise is one method of going after your priorities. First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they will eventually conquer you. You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ...and it's All Small Stuff. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.

If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday lead the band. People are not remembered by how few times they fail but by how often they succeed. Every wrong step is another step forward. 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. 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.