Don’t settle, everything you do is your choice. Don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it. Sometimes your hapiness is worth more than the comfort of others.
"We must not see any person as an abstraction because we are equal. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph."
"Take the road less followed and work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others."
"If you sing? Sing daily. Design? Design daily. Write? Write daily. Manage? Manage daily. Function in your craft in some capacity every day."
Two things define you. Your patience when you have nothing you want, and your attitude when you have everything you need.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
"Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, while vanity is what we would have others think of us."
What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do.
Without mistakes the world would be a far less stimulating place. we would have nothing to improve and nothing to fix. Don’t be afraid to fall because the only other way to go is up.
"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. Be yourself and stand your ground even when you are opposed.
"It is pointless to discuss your plans. Best to fail in secret and reveal only your successes. Some people will never appreciate dreamers, it has always and will continue to be that way. Don’t associate with mediocrity. No feat is too great."
If you’re serious about creating significant change in your lifetime, as opposed to merely thinking and talking about it for another year. Here are a few things you might want to do in no particular order. Know what success is for you. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. Seek to be righteous not right. Embrace failures. Don’t become your idols. Use more of what you have around you. Be an innovator, not an imitator. Try what most won’t. Be dynamic, nothing last forever and be ready to change tactics. Above all Remain consistent in your input.
"I think everybody has greatness in them. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do so take pride in your accomplishments and undertakings. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do."
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.