It is never too late to be what you might have been. Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. 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. 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. Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you.

The Universe Law is impartial. It will give you anything you believe. It will throw you garbage or roses depending on the energy you put in. You are the one in charge, and you must accept that and stand alone. If you think God is coming down to fix things for you, forget it. God is out playing golf The rich substance of the Universe is yours to do with as you wish. Why settle for so little in life when you can have so much, just be daring to be different in your thinking. You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness. 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. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.

Energy and persistence conquer all things. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all. Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed. Nothing of great value in life comes easily. An objective without a plan is a dream. People are not remembered by how few times they fail but by how often they succeed. Every wrong step is another step forward.