Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps. How was Einstein able to conceive the Theory of Relativity? He said the one crucial thing that helped him was his ability to visualise: what would it be like to be riding on the end of a light beam? 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. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. If you do not do it excellently, do not do it at all. Because if it is not excellent, it will not be profitable or fun, and if you are not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? Why not go out on a limb? That is where the fruit is
All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing. What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. Do or do not. There is no try. Do not tell me this a difficult problem. If it were not difficult it would not be a problem. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes. 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. Some people walk in the rain. Others just get wet.
All who seek the roots of life dig in solitude for them. 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. 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. 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. Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours. He who has begun his task has half done it.