If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. 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. You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. 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. 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. Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours. Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment.

The first two letters of the word goal spell go. Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed. There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours.

Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself, and dares to become involved in experimenting with his own life. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps.