Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet. Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. 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. Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure. Carry out an action with complete attention and intensity as if it were your last Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours. Nothing of great value in life comes easily. This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month. 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.

If you have a lemon, make lemonade. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. 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?

It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. Do not be afraid to take big steps. You cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps. This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month. First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they will eventually conquer you. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. Whoever I am and whatever I am doing, some kind excellence is within my reach.