You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. It is never too late to be what you might have been. Energy and persistence conquer all things. What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us.

This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month. Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got. 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. When one door closes another opens. Expect that new door to reveal even greater wonders and glories and surprises. Feel yourself grow with every experience. And look for the reason for it

There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go. I do not seek. I find. In times of stress, be bold and valiant. Do not play for safety; it is the most dangerous thing in the world. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. 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. Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore.