Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them. We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision. Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. It is never too late to be what you might have been. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.

An objective without a plan is a dream. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness. We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision. Nothing of great value in life comes easily. I do not seek. I find. In times of stress, be bold and valiant. Why not go out on a limb? That is where the fruit is

Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile. 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 Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet. He who has begun his task has half done it. 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.