In times of stress, be bold and valiant. Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got. Better get a stiff neck from aiming too high than a hunch from aiming too low. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life, but define yourself. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. The way to be safe is never to be secure. Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds.
Believing is one thing, doing another. Many talk like the sea but their lives are stagnant marshes. Others raise their heads above the mountain tops, while their souls cling to the dark walls of caves Only a mediocre person is always at his best. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness. Do or do not. There is no try. A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him.
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. Whoever I am and whatever I am doing, some kind excellence is within my reach. Begin to be now what you will be hereafter. The wisest men follow their own direction. You do not have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. Energy and persistence conquer all things. Better get a stiff neck from aiming too high than a hunch from aiming too low.