This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you. Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself, and dares to become involved in experimenting with his own life. 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. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness. Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
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. 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 Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him. Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from.
Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. 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? If you have a lemon, make lemonade. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all. Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.