Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us. Better get a stiff neck from aiming too high than a hunch from aiming too low. Only a mediocre person is always at his best. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. If you do not do it excellently, do not do it at all. Because if it is not excellent, it will not be profitable or fun, and if you are not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? 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.
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. How was Einstein able to conceive the Theory of Relativity? He said the one crucial thing that helped him was his ability to visualise: what would it be like to be riding on the end of a light beam? Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. One cannot govern with buts. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. All who seek the roots of life dig in solitude for them. Better get a stiff neck from aiming too high than a hunch from aiming too low.
In times of stress, be bold and valiant. Nothing comes from doing nothing. This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month. Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you. The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness. Why not go out on a limb? That is where the fruit is In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.